Pereira's portfolio company files to raise $100 million and list on Nasdaq as WOOF

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Jennifer Pereira, a senior principal with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, is poised to see a portfolio company go public. Petco Health and Wellness, on whose board Jennifer has sat since 2016, has filed to raise $100 million and list on Nasdaq under the symbol WOOF.

The San Diego pet supply retailer was acquired by CPPIB and CVC from TPG and Leonard Green & Partners in 2015 for $4.6 billion. Founded in 1965, the company generated $4.7 billion in revenue for the 12 months ended Nov. 1.

Jennifer, who has been with CPPIB since 2011, currently leads its consumer and retail private equity efforts in North America. She also serves on the board of Ultimate Kronos Group and is an observer on the board of Merlin Entertainments, Ltd. 

Petco’s board also includes Christy Lake, who is chief people officer at Twilio.

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