PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. They employ approximately 55,000 associates, and operate approximately 1,500 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp day care services and pet adoption services in-store. PetSmart previously traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol PETM, but in December 2014, PetSmart was acquired by BC Partners for $8.7 Billion and taken private. PetSmart had a revenue of $6.9 Billion in 2014 and is currently ranked as the 48th largest private company in the U.S by Forbes.