January 4, 2023
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Monopoly #8 – Raining Cats and Dollars
When you look at your pet, you probably see an adorable furball that you’d do anything for. A private equity firm sees dollar signs.
Arshy Mann
Host & Producer, COMMONS
Jordan Cornish
Producer, COMMONS
Noor Azrieh
Associate Producer
André Proulx
Production Coordinator

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When you look at your pet, you probably see an adorable furball that you’d do anything for. A private equity firm sees dollar signs.

Ever so quietly, faceless, big money firms have been consolidating Canada’s veterinary clinics. And vets are just the beginning.

Featured in this episode: Michael Mossop, Denise Hearn

 

To learn more

 

“Inside the corporate dash to buy up dentists’ offices, veterinary clinics and pharmacies” in The Globe and Mail by Chris Hannay

 

“Private equity groups spot profit in UK’s nurseries” in Financial Times by Bethan Staton

 

The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition by Jonathan Tepper and Denise Hearn

 

“An Inconvenient Fact: Private Equity Returns & The Billionaire Factory” by Ludovic Phalippou

 

Credits: Arshy Mann (Host and Producer), Jordan Cornish (Producer), Noor Azrieh (Reporter and Associate Producer), André Proulx (Production Coordinator)

 

Sponsors: Rotman, Athletic Greens 

 

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