AmerisourceBergen acquires MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. for $2.5 billion

MWI Veterinary Supply (MWI), the parent company of AAHA MARKETLink, which offers the AAHA MARKETLink Power of 3 Alliance Rebate Program, will be acquired by distribution giant AmerisourceBergen, it was announced today. The Board of Directors of MWI unanimously approved the transaction.

"AAHA members should assume business as usual," said AAHA chief executive officer Michael Cavanaugh. "We continue to value the AAHA – MWI relationship as an example of how a great preferred provider program can work."

"I'm confident MWI will continue to lead our industry in delivering quality service and superior value for our customers and manufacturer partners," said Jim Cleary, MWI Veterinary Supply president and chief executive officer. I have been very impressed with the AmerisourceBergen team, and we look forward to working together as we continue to grow in the animal health market."

AmerisourceBergen and MWI hosted a conference call Monday morning, January 12, 2015, a replay of which is available for seven days and can be accessed by dialing 800-475-6701 or 320-365-3844, and entering access code 350337. A webcast of the call will be archived on the Investors pages at and available for at least 30 days.