Drayton Park invests in The SPOT Experience

Drayton Park Capital has invested in The SPOT Experience. Financial terms weren’t announced. The SPOT Experience provides pet care services including dog daycare, transportation, boarding and grooming at three locations in Manhattan and one in Connecticut. The Spot Experience is backed by Mistral Equity Partners.

PRESS RELEASE

NEW YORK, NY – October 22, 2015 – The SPOT Experience, the premier and fastest-growing pet care services provider in the New York metropolitan area, is pleased to announce Drayton Park Capital has invested in the business to support its rapid growth.

 

“We are excited to have Drayton Park Capital join The SPOT Experience team as our newest value-added investor, and we look forward to the continued growth of the business as we have many exciting ventures on the horizon,” said Jeff Ginsberg, co-CEO of Spot and Managing Director of Mistral Equity Partners, which already has an investment in Spot.

 

SPOT plans to accelerate growth through partnerships with real estate developers in both New York and other metropolitan markets. The funding will also help strengthen the corporate infrastructure, and provide investment for additional revenue streams, further enhancing SPOT’s market-leading position in Corporate and Travel related activities.

 

SPOT offers a full spectrum of pet services from one trusted source. Services include dog daycare, transportation, boarding, grooming, walking, training and retail at three stand-alone locations in Manhattan and one in Connecticut. The company’s subsidiary, SPOT Travel, operates United Airlines’ PetSafe travel program out of both Newark and O’Hare airports.

 

“SPOT is committed to making premium dog care amenity programs available to people at all times. We are located in luxury locations and apartment buildings in New York, helping developers differentiate their properties, and look forward to expanding our reach,” added Mitch Marrow, Founder and Co-CEO of Spot.

 

Spot continuously partners with the most well-known developers in the industry including Silverstein Properties, Building & Land Technology, LeFrak, and Rockrose. The firm’s Spot Travel division also provides the safest and most advanced animal air transportation program in the industry.

 

All Spot personnel and dog handlers are insured, licensed, and bonded and undergo rigorous background checks. Spot provides a trained staff of veterinary technicians and animal behaviorists that are certified in Spot’s proprietary Human Alpha Instinct Method™. From its special flooring to protect dogs’ joints to Spot’s webcam access during business hours, Spot gives its members the peace of mind to know that their dogs are treated like one of the family.

 

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About The SPOT Experience

The Spot Experience is New York’s premier and fastest-growing pet care services provider. Founded by Mitch Marrow, a former NFL player and hedge fund manager, Spot currently has six locations in the New York metropolitan area, with numerous other locations under construction and in development. The Company’s Spot Travel division operates facilities at Chicago O’Hare and Newark Airport. The first luxury experience of its kind for dogs, Spot offers the highest level of care by veterinary technicians and animal behavior experts certified in Spot’s proprietary Human Alpha Instinct Method™. Services include stress-free daycare, cage-free overnights, long-term country boarding, salon-quality grooming, personalized walking, expert training, transportation, and premium retail. Spot facilities feature high-tech filtration and ventilation systems, ideal flooring for pets’ bones and joints, and webcams that allow owners to watch their dogs from a smartphone or computer.  For further information regarding SPOT, please visitwww.thespotexperience.com. Prospective pet parents interested in more information can look up www.thespotexperience.com.

 

About Drayton Park Capital

Drayton Park Capital LP is an independent investment firm focused on investing opportunistically in lower mid-market companies headquartered in the United States. The firm provides flexible long-term turnaround and growth funding that is structured to meet the expectations of all stakeholders and provide appropriate risk adjusted returns. Current Drayton Park Capital investments include Agilence, the industry leader in next-generation exception-based reporting solutions for retail loss prevention and operations. For further information regarding Drayton Park Capital, please visit www.draytonparkcapital.com.