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Falls River Group Advises on the Recapitalization of Valley Vet Supply to Main Street Capital

Falls River Group, LLC (“FRG”) is pleased to announce the majority recapitalization of Valley Veterinary Clinic, LTD and its affiliates (“Valley Vet”) by financial sponsor Main Street Capital Corporation (“MAIN”). FRG acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to Valley Vet in connection with the transaction. This deal represents the eighth successful transaction for FRG in the pet & animal health space.

About Valley Vet

Valley Vet was founded in 1985 by veterinarians to provide customers with the very best animal health solutions. Building on over half a century of experience in veterinary medicine, Valley Vet serves equine, pet and livestock owners with more than 23,000 products and medications hand-selected by Valley Vet founding veterinarians and their professional staff. With an in-house pharmacy that is licensed in all 50 states and verified through the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), Valley Vet is the dedicated source for all things horse, livestock, and pet.

About Main Street Capital

Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE: MAIN) is a principal investment firm that primarily provides long-term debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies and debt capital to middle market companies. MAIN’s portfolio investments are typically made to support management buyouts, recapitalizations, growth financings, refinancings and acquisitions of companies that operate in diverse industry sectors. MAIN seeks to partner with entrepreneurs, business owners and management teams and generally provides “one stop” financing alternatives within its lower middle market investment strategy.

Transaction Summary

Valley Vet engaged FRG to lead a successful exit that would maximize value for its shareholders and identify a new partner with the strategic vision and expertise to further Valley Vet’s leadership position in the omnichannel animal health space. Under FRG’s advisory, the Company received a variety of competitive offers through a targeted process to both strategic and financial investors. MAIN will be providing capital and its operational insights to support Valley Vet’s mission and next phase of growth.

“We are very pleased with the outcome of this transaction,” said Omar Hinojosa, CEO. “The FRG team did an outstanding job understanding, positioning and communicating the Valley Vet’s brand to the market. Their strong relationships within the relevant buyer universe – along with their tailored process – yielded the optimal result for the Company and its stakeholders.”

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