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September 26, 2017
Sentinel Capital Partners Sells WellSpring Consumer Healthcare
NEW YORK — Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising companies in the lower middle market, today announced the sale of WellSpring Consumer Healthcare, a North American marketer of leading consumer health brands.
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September 21, 2017
HRA Pharma Completes Acquisition of Compeed®
PARIS — HRA Pharma, a fast-growing, innovative consumer healthcare company, announced today that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the Compeed® brand from Cilag GmbH International, a Johnson & Johnson company.
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September 18, 2017
Teva Announces Sale of Remaining Assets in Specialty Global Women's Health Portfolio for $1.38 Billion
JERUSALEM, ISREAL — Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today announced it has entered into two agreements to sell the remaining assets of its specialty global women's health business for $1.38 billion.
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July 6, 2017
Swander Pace Capital Sells Lavo to KIK Custom Products
ONTARIO, CANADA — Swander Pace Capital, a leading private equity firm specializing in consumer products companies, has sold Lavo Inc. to KIK Custom Products Inc.
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June 14, 2017
Yes To, Inc. Receives $56 Million Minority Investment to Provide Shareholder Liquidity
SAN FRANCISCO — Yes To, Inc., the makers of highly acclaimed natural beauty products that are stylish, fun and efficacious, announces a $56 million minority investment from Viking Global Investors LP.
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April 27, 2017
Sycamore Partners Acquires NBG Home
NEW YORK — Sycamore Partners today announced that it has acquired NBG Home, a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of affordable home décor products from Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C.
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December 29, 2016
NFI Consumer Healthcare Completes Acquisition of OTC Brand e.p.t® from Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc.
BRISTOL, TN — NFI Consumer Healthcare announces the acquisition of e.p.t®, the Over-The-Counter pregnancy test kit brand, from Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc.
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December 22, 2016
Gryphon Investors Agrees to Sell C.B. Fleet Company, Inc. to Prestige Brands
SAN FRANCISCO — Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, announced today that it has agreed to sell its portfolio company C.B. Fleet Company, Inc. to Prestige Brands in a transaction valued at approximately $825 million.
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December 14, 2016
Innocor, Leading Foam Products Maker, to be Acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity
RED BANK, NJ and BOSTON — Innocor, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of advanced foam products for commercial and retail channels, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to be acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity.
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December 02, 2016
B&G Foods Acquires Victoria Fine Foods
PARSIPPANY, NJ — B&G Foods, Inc. announced that effective today it has acquired Victoria Fine Foods Holding Company and Victoria Fine Foods, LLC from Huron Capital Partners and certain other sellers for approximately $70.0 million in cash.
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July 26, 2016
VMG Partners Completes Sale of Babyganics to SC Johnson
SAN FRANCISCO — VMG Partners, a private equity firm that specializes in investing in and building branded consumer product companies in the lower middle market, has completed the sale of Babyganics to SC Johnson.
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July 1, 2016
Energizer Holdings, Inc. Announces the Closing of the HandStands Holding Corporation Acquisition
ST. LOUIS, MO — Energizer Holdings, Inc. announced today the closing of its acquisition of HandStands Holding Corporation from Trivest Partners for the purchase price of $340 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments.
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July 1, 2016
SC Johnson Signs Agreement to Acquire Babyganics
RACINE, WI — SC Johnson today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Babyganics, a rapidly growing baby brand providing household and personal care products for the growing family.
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June 30, 2016
Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. to Sell Three Brands to Moberg Pharma AB
TARRYTOWN, NY — Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement for the sale of three of its non-core over-the-counter healthcare products to Moberg Pharma AB of Stockholm, Sweden for $40.0 million USD in cash.
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May 24, 2016
Energizer Holdings, Inc. to Acquire HandStands Holding Corporation for $340 Million
ST LOUIS, MO — Energizer Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has agreed to acquire HandStands Holding Corporation from Trivest Partners for an aggregate cash purchase price of $340 million, subject to certain adjustments.
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April 1, 2016
Centerbridge Partners Portfolio Company KIK Custom Products Completes Acquisition of Prestone Group
KIK Custom Products Inc., a portfolio company of Centerbridge Partners, has completed its purchase of the Prestone Group for $230 million from Autoparts Holdings Limited and UCI Holdings Limited, the private investment vehicle of New Zealand's Graeme Hart.
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February 24, 2016
Centerbridge to Buy Prestone for $230 Million
Centerbridge Partners has agreed to purchase antifreeze and coolant company Prestone Products Corp. for $230 million from New Zealand billionaire Graeme Hart, Amy Or reports for this morning's LBO Wire.
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February 1, 2016
Home Market Foods Announces Acquisition of Hot 'N Spicey (Bahama Mama)
NORWOOD, MA — Home Market Foods announced today that it has acquired Hot 'N Spicey, best known for its Bahama Mama brand of premium sausages and its Gourmet To Go brand of high quality sausages and frankfurters.
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December 17, 2015
WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corporation Acquires Bactine®, the Highly Trusted First Aid Antiseptic Brand
SARASOTA, FL — WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corporation today announced its acquisition of Bactine®, the highly trusted first aid antiseptic brand.
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December 4, 2015
WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corporation Acquires FDS®, the Highly Trusted Feminine Hygiene Brand, from Inspired Beauty Brands, Inc.
SARASOTA, FL — WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corporation today announced its acquisition of FDS®, the highly trusted feminine hygiene brand, from Inspired Beauty Brands, Inc.
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November 23, 2015
TSG Consumer Partners Announces Sale of DenTek to Prestige Brands
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — TSG Consumer Partners LLC today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. under which Prestige Brands will acquire DenTek Oral Care, Inc.
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November 18, 2015
Hickory Farms Acquired by Modjule, LLC and private co-investors.
America's Most Famous Holiday Food Gift Brand Has a New Owner.
TOLEDO, OH — Today, Hickory Farms announced it has been acquired by Modjule, LLC, and its co-investors. Hickory Farms will continue to have its headquarters in Toledo, its distribution center in Joliet, IL, and a satellite office in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
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September 2, 2015
HandStands® Car Air Freshener Company Purchases California Scents®
DRAPER, UT — HandStands, the market share leader in the domestic automobile air freshener segment, announced today that the company has acquired California Scents from its co-founder and owner Linda Doppes.
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July 1, 2015
NGK SPARK PLUG CO. Completes Acquisition of Wells Vehicle Electronics Business
FOND DU LAC, WI — NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD. today announced the closing of its acquisition of Wells Manufacturing, L.P. and the Wells Vehicle Electronics business from UCI Holdings Limited.
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May 14, 2015
Hopkins Acquires Bell Automotive Products
EMPORIA, KS — Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation announces it has acquired Bell Automotive Products. Bell is a leading supplier of Interior Protection, Tire Safety and Vehicle Accessory products marketed under the Bell®, Victor® and Monkey-Grip® brands.
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May 8, 2015
UCI Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Sell Wells Vehicle Electronics Business
LAKE FOREST, IL — UCI Holdings Limited announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Wells vehicle electronics business to NGK Spark Plug Co, Ltd. for an aggregate amount of approximately $257 million.
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October 24, 2014
Stonewall Kitchen Announces Investment from Centre Partners
YORK, ME — Stonewall Kitchen announced that Centre Partners has invested in the company and will partner with its management team.
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October 14, 2014
Encore Consumer Capital Announces Sale of Isopure to Glanbia plc
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Encore Consumer Capital, a private equity firm that invests exclusively in leading consumer products companies, has completed the sale of The Isopure Company, LLC, to Glanbia plc for $153 million.
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September 17, 2014
The WhiteWave Foods Company Announces Agreement to Acquire So Delicious® Dairy Free
DENVER, CO — The WhiteWave Foods Company announced that it has agreed to acquire So Delicious® Dairy Free from its existing shareholders, led by Wasserstein & Co.
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September 5, 2014
WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corporation acquires BONINE®, an over-the-counter drug for motion sickness, from Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc.
SARASOTA, FL — WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corporation today announced its acquisition of BONINE®, an over-the-counter drug for motion sickness, from Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc.
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September 3, 2014
Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. Completes Purchase of Insight Pharmaceuticals Corporation
TARRYTOWN, NY — Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of Insight Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a marketer and distributor of feminine care and other over-the-counter healthcare products.
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August 18, 2014
Fuad Sawaya interview for Open Door with Skiddy von Stade is featured on Business Insider
Fuad Sawaya, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sawaya Segalas & Co., shares his experiences and insights with Skiddy von Stade, for OneWire's Open Door Interview Series.
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July 30, 2014
Trico Products Corporation Partners with Crowne Group LLC
ROCHESTER HILLS, MI & CLEVELAND, OH — Trico Products Corporation today announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Crowne Group LLC will acquire the Company from funds managed by Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C.
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July 14, 2014
Sawaya Segalas & Co, LLC is pleased to announce the promotions of several of its valued employees effective July 1
NEW YORK — Christopher Sargent III and James Lee have been promoted to Vice President, and John “Jack” Eakin, Michael Raffaniello and Theodora Townsend have been promoted to Associate.
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July 2, 2014
PPG Completes Acquisition of Specialty Coatings Supplier The Homax Group From Olympus Partners, Expands architectural coatings product portfolio
PITTSBURGH, PA — PPG Industries today announced that its North American architectural coatings business has completed its acquisition of The Homax Group, Inc., a supplier of decorative wall and ceiling texture repair products, from Olympus Partners.
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April 25, 2014
Prestige Brands Announces Agreement to Acquire Insight Pharmaceuticals
TARRYTOWN, NY — Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Insight Pharmaceuticals Corporation for $750 million in cash.
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April 15, 2014
Prestige Brands Announces Agreement to Acquire Hydralyte™, the Leading OTC Oral Rehydration Product in Australia
TARRYTOWN, NY — Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. today announced the signing of a purchase agreement for the acquisition of Hydralyte™ in Australia and New Zealand from The Hydration Pharmaceuticals Trust of Victoria, Australia.
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April 1, 2014
Jack Link's Beef Jerky Acquires the European Meat Snack Business of Unilever P.L.C.
Link Snacks, Inc., the owner of Jack Link's Beef Jerky, has acquired the meat snacks business of Unilever P.L.C., primarily sold under the BiFi and Peperami brands.
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January 27, 2014
Olympus Reveals "The Goo Is Gone"
Olympus Partners is pleased to announce that portfolio company Homax Products, Inc. has sold its cleaning products division to Weiman Products, LLC. Weiman Products is a portfolio company of New York-based Cortec Group.
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November 4, 2013
CROSSMARK Acquires Leading Shopper Engagement Firm PromoWorks
PLANO, TX — CROSSMARK, a leading sales and marketing services company for consumer brands, today announced it has acquired the assets of PromoWorks, an innovative leader of insights-driven shopper marketing solutions.
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July 25, 2013
Royal Appliance Manufacturing Acquires Oreck Corporation
Royal Appliance Manufacturing Co. has closed its previously announced acquisition of Oreck Corporation. Royal received approval from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to buy the assets of bankrupt vacuum maker for $17.25 million in cash, plus assumed liabilities.
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July 9, 2013
Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. Acquires Care Pharmaceuticals, an Australian OTC Healthcare Products Company
TARRYTOWN, NY — Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. today announced its acquisition of Care Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd. of New South Wales, Australia, a privately-held marketer and distributor of over-the-counter healthcare brands for children and adults.
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May 7, 2013
Trivest Partners Announces the Recapitalization of American Covers, Inc.
MIAMI, FL — Trivest Partners today announced the successful recapitalization of American Covers, Inc., a leading designer and supplier of automotive air freshener products sold through mass and aftermarket automotive channels.
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April 29, 2013
Webster Capital Acquires Best Friends Pet Care
WALTHAM, MA — Webster Capital is pleased to announce its acquisition of Best Friends Pet Care from Brynwood Partners, a Connecticut based private equity firm.
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January 15, 2013
Li & Fung Acquires Lornamead
HONG KONG — Hong Kong-based Li & Fung Limited, the multinational consumer goods sourcing, distribution, and logistics group, today announced that it has acquired Lornamead Acquisitions Limited and its subsidiaries.
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December 19, 2012
CROSSMARK Announces Majority Investment by Warburg Pincus
PLANO, TX — CROSSMARK today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with an affiliate of Warburg Pincus, whereby Warburg Pincus will make a majority investment in CROSSMARK.
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December 12, 2012
Rich Products Corporation acquires f’real foods, LLC
BUFFALO, NY — Rich Products Corporation has announced three important additions to its portfolio, acquiring two food companies – Goglanian Bakeries Inc. and f'real® foods, LLC; and entering into a joint venture – Twin Star Bakery, with business partner The Stolbun Group.
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December 7, 2012
Meda Acquires OTC Product in the U.S.
Meda has signed an agreement to acquire MidNite, an OTC sleep-aid product. MidNite is well established in the U.S. and holds a market leading position within a growing category.
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December 3, 2012
Sawaya Segalas Expands its Consumer Practice in the Food and Beverage Sector
NEW YORK — Sawaya Segalas announced today that Pedro Garcia has joined the firm as a Managing Director to spearhead its advisory efforts in the food and beverage segments of the consumer industry.
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November 19, 2012
Affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. Acquires Sleep Innovations
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ — Sleep Innovations, Inc. announced today that the company has been acquired by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
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October 26, 2012
Sawaya Segalas wins "Deal of the Year" for the Second Year in a Row
Sawaya Segalas & Co., LLC is pleased to announce that it recently earned recognition, for the 2nd consecutive year, for the Consumer Goods & Services Deal of the Year by The Global M&A Network as part of the M&A Atlas Awards event.
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October 22, 2012
Fuad Sawaya participates in panel on ACG / Channel Strategy and M&A at ACG New York's 3rd Annual Consumer Brands Conference
Channel strategy was the main topic of discussion at ACG New York's 3rd Annual Consumer Brands Conference on Oct. 18, where panels included Lou Marinaccio of North Castle Partners and Victoria Lozano of Crayola.
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October 18, 2012
Sleep Innovations Signs Definitive Merger Agreement — Sun Capital Partners to Acquire Sleep Innovations, Inc.
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ — Sleep Innovations, Inc. announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
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October 9, 2012
Consumer Health / Matrixx Initiatives Files Presentation Regarding Its Offer To Acquire ProPhase Labs
SKILLMAN, NJ — Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. today announced that it has filed a presentation with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") in connection with its revised offer to acquire ProPhase Labs, Inc.
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October 4, 2012
Michael Rabin Presents Perspectives on Private Equity Activity in the Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements sector to CRN Members
Michael Rabin presented “Private Equity in the VMS Industry” to attendees of the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s Conference in Laguna Beach, CA.
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October 1, 2012
CR Brands, Inc. Acquired by Resilience Capital Partners
CLEVELAND, OH — CR Brands, Inc. announced today that its equity partner, Juggernaut Capital Partners, has agreed to sell its majority interest in the Company to Resilience Capital Partners.
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September 4, 2012
San Francisco Equity Partners Announces Sale of Method
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Equity Partners today announced the sale of Method™ to Europe-based eco-pioneer Ecover. The transaction will create the world's largest green cleaning company.
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August 20, 2012
Church & Dwight to Acquire Avid Health, Inc. for $650 Million
PRINCETON, NJ — Church & Dwight Co., Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Avid Health, Inc., the leader in gummy form vitamins and supplements, for $650 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close early in the fourth quarter.
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June 11, 2012
Centre Partners Buys Taylor Precision
Centre Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm, announced today that it has acquired Taylor Precision Products, Inc. from HoMedics, Inc. Terms of the deal were not released.
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May 31, 2012
Slava Leykind Quoted in the OTC Bulletin
In the May, 2012 issue of OTC Bulletin (the business newsletter for the consumer healthcare industry), Sawaya Segalas & Co., LLC Vice President Slava Leykind described current OTC merger and acquisition activity as "vibrant and broad-based." He then went on to say three important trends were apparent: Regional build-ups, brand divestments by independent owners, and acquisitions of dietary supplement brands.
 
April 2, 2012
Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. Completes Purchase of Debrox® and Gly-Oxide® From GSK Finalizing 17 Brand Transaction
Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has completed the purchase of the two remaining brands of the seventeen brands it agreed to acquire from GlaxoSmithKline on December 20, 2011.
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April 2, 2012
Schiff Nutrition Acquires Airborne, Inc., a Leading Brand in Immunity Support.
SALT LAKE CITY — Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. acquired Airborne, Inc., a leading provider of immune support products on March 30, 2012 for $150 million in cash.
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January 31, 2012
Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. Completes Purchase of 15 Brands from GSK
IRVINGTON, N.Y. — Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has completed its previously announced purchase of fifteen of the seventeen brands it agreed to acquire from GlaxoSmithKline.
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January 11, 2012
Sleep Innovations Announces Hiring of Investment Banking Firm. Sawaya Segalas & Co. Tapped to Serve as Strategic Advisor.
WEST LONG BRANCH , N.J. — Sleep Innovations, Inc. announced today that it has retained New York-based Sawaya Segalas & Co., LLC, to explore strategic opportunities that could include the sale of the business.
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December 29, 2011
Blairex Laboratories, Inc. Sells Boudreaux's Butt Paste to Fleet Laboratories, Inc.
Sawaya Segalas & Co., LLC announced today that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to Blairex Laboratories, Inc. in its sale of Boudreaux's Butt Paste to Fleet Laboratories, Inc.
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December 20, 2011
Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. Signs Definitive Agreements With GSK to Acquire 17 Consumer OTC Healthcare Brands in North America
IRVINGTON, N.Y. — Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. today announced the signing of a definitive agreements with GSK to acquire 17 over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical brands sold in North America for a total of $660 million in cash.
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August 4, 2011
VOSS Secures $18 Mln in Funding
NEW YORK — VOSS announced today that they have raised $18 million in strategic funding led by new investors, Juggernaut Capital Partners, L.P. and Centra Capital AS. The additional funding will go towards the company's continued growth within the U.S. and Norway.
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June 3, 2011
Fuad Sawaya named Dealmaker of the Year finalist by ACG New York
Fuad Sawaya has been named by the M&A Advisor and ACG New York as one of the five finalists for "Deal-maker of the Year".
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April 15, 2011
Seeing Biz Bouncing Back, Voss in Hunt for New Capital; Readies First Consumer-Targeted Campaign
Some 15 mos into tenure of new ceo Jack Belsito, high-end import Voss Water is making money for first time and is ready to go back into capital markets for growth capital. Net sales closed out 2010 up 30%.
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March 1, 2011
Illinois Tool Works Acquires SOPUS Products' Car Care Business
GLENVIEW, IL — Illinois Tool Works Inc. today announced that it has acquired SOPUS Products' Car Care business, a leading automotive aftermarket consumer products portfolio. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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February 18, 2011
Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. and H.I.G. Capital Announce Expiration of Subsequent Offering Period and Final Completion of Tender Offer for Shares of Matrixx
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. & MIAMI — Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. and H.I.G. Capital, LLC today announced that the subsequent offering period of the tender offer for Matrixx by H.I.G. expired at 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, February 17, 2011.
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January 4, 2011
Meda acquires additional OTC products in the US from GSK
NEW YORK — Meda AB ("Meda"), a leading international specialty pharma company, today announced that it has acquired two over-the-counter consumer products brands from GlaxoSmithKline LLC ("GSK"), for approximately $27 million (USD).
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December 20, 2010
Centre Partners Announces Successful Realization of Investment in Quickie Manufacturing Corporation
NEW YORK — Centre Partners Management LLC today announced the sale of Quickie Manufacturing Corporation to Jarden Corporation. Quickie is a leading manufacturer and supplier of conventional household cleaning tools in retail channels in North America.
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December 16, 2010
Prestige Announces Agreement to Acquire the Dramamine Brand from McNeil-PPC, Inc.
IRVINGTON, N.Y. — Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets associated with the Dramamine& business in the U.S. from McNeil-PPC, Inc. for $76 million in cash.
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December 14, 2010
Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. to Be Acquired by H.I.G.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by investment funds managed by H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a leading global private investment firm.
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December 14, 2010
Meda Acquires Three OTC Brands in the US and Canada from GlaxoSmithKline
NEW YORK — Meda AB, a leading international specialty pharma company, today announced that it has acquired three over-the-counter consumer products brands from GlaxoSmithKline LLC for approximately $34 million (USD).
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December 9, 2010
Sunny Delight Beverages Co. Announces Major Investment and Renewed Focus in North America
CINCINNATI — Sunny Delight Beverages Co. today announced that it is investing more than $50 million to upgrade its North American manufacturing facilities and to acquire a plant in Sherman, Texas. The company also announced today the pending sale of its Western European Sunny Delight juice drink business to Orangina Schweppes.
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December 9, 2010
Helen of Troy Limited Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Kaz, Inc., and Conference Call to Discuss the Transaction
EL PASO, Texas — Helen of Troy Limited announced today that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire the business of Kaz, Inc., for $260 million in cash. The acquisition is expected to close by December 31, 2010.
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December 7, 2010
Illinois Tool Works to Acquire SOPUS Products' Car Care Business
GLENVIEW, IL — Illinois Tool Works Inc. today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Shell SOPUS Products' car care business. The parties expect the transaction to close early in 2011.
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November 22, 2010
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC announces Apax Funds as New Equity Partner
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC today announced that the Company's equity partners J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. and BAML Capital Partners have agreed to sell their majority interest in ASM to funds advised by Apax Partners.
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November 19, 2010
Brynwood Partners Divests Richelieu Foods
Brynwood Partners V L.P. announced today that it has sold its investment in Richelieu Foods, Inc. to Centerview Partners Holdings LLC. The transaction closed yesterday and the terms and conditions of the transaction were not disclosed.
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November 9, 2010
NECCO to Explore Growth Through Strategic Partnership;
Operational, Service and Distribution Gains Expected to Continue
The New England Confectionery Company, Inc. ("NECCO") announced that it has retained New York-based Sawaya Segalas & Co., LLC, a leading consumer investment banking firm, to identify a strategic partner or explore a possible sale of NECCO's business.
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October 7, 2010
Fuad Sawaya Participates in ACG Luncheon Panel Discussion: "Funding Consumer Brands"
Fuad Sawaya, a leading M&A adviser to the consumer industry, participated in the Association of Corporate Growth's NY Chapter luncheon panel discussion entitled "Funding Consumer Brands."
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October 1, 2010
PE-backed Kraco Buys Auto Expressions
Kraco Enterprises, a portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, has completed the acquisition of Auto Expressions. Auto Expressions was bought from Pennzoil-Quaker State Company, which is itself owned by Shell Oil.
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September 24, 2010
Michael Rabin Quoted in The Deal Pipeline
NEW YORK — "Within the consumer sector, the food and beverage segment remains of strong interest for both strategic [buyers] and financial sponsors driven by two primary trends: in-market consolidation and particularly heavy activity in contract manufacturing and private-label [segments]," says Sawaya Segalas & Co. LLC Managing Director, Michael Rabin.
 
September 20, 2010
Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. Announces Agreement to Acquire Blacksmith Brands
IRVINGTON, N.Y. — Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the stock of Blacksmith Brands Holdings, Inc.
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June 9, 2010
Kraco Enterprises To Acquire Auto Expressions From Shell Oil Company
Kraco Enterprises, a leading distributor of automotive aftermarket floor mats, today announced that it has signed a purchase and sale agreement to acquire Auto Expressions.
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March 12, 2010
Leading Sponge Maker Armaly Brands Acquires Brillo®
WALLED LAKE, Mich. — Armaly Brands, the nation's leading manufacturer and marketer of polyester-based sponges including proprietary Estracell® More Sanitary technology, today announced it has acquired the Brillo® brand and assets from Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
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March 10, 2010
Innovative Brands Selling Pert Plus® and Sure®
Innovative Brands, a portfolio company of Najafi Cos., has agreed to sell its Pert Plus® haircare and Sure® deodorant brands to Helen of Troy Ltd. No financial terms were disclosed.
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November 20, 2009
Goldner Hawn Selling Vitality Foodservice
Goldner Hawn Private Equity has agreed to sell Vitality Foodservice, Inc., a Tampa, Fla.-based dispensed beverage business, to Nestlé Professional.
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October 29, 2009
Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC Acquires Five Consumer Products Brands From McNeil-PPC, Inc.
Boston — Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC has announced the formation of Blacksmith Brands Inc. with the acquisition of five over-the-counter (OTC) consumer products brands from McNeil-PPC, Inc.
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October 28, 2009
Sawaya Segalas to Attend 2009 SEMA and AAPEX
New York — Sawaya Segalas announced today that a number of the firm's representatives will be attending the SEMA and AAPEX trade shows in Las Vegas November 3rd through November 6th.
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October 12, 2009
Airborne Purchased by GF Capital
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Airborne, Inc., makers of dietary supplements that support immune health, today announced that it has been purchased by GF Capital Private Equity Fund, LP. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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September 8, 2009
Lance, Inc. to Purchase Stella D'oro Brand
CHARLOTTE — Lance, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Stella D'oro Biscuit Co., Inc. to purchase the Stella D'oro brand as well as certain manufacturing equipment and inventory.
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July 7, 2009
EB Excalibur Completes Acquisition of Certain Assets of Excalibur Electronics
New York — Cortec Group, a New York based private equity firm which invests in middle-market manufacturing, distribution, and proprietary service businesses, announced that EB Excalibur, Inc, a portfolio company of Cortec's affiliate, Cortec Group Fund IV, L.P., has acquired certain assets of Excalibur Electronics, Inc.
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June 17, 2009
Insight Pharmaceuticals acquires Church & Dwight OTC products
LANGHORNE, Pa. — Insight Pharmaceuticals on Wednesday announced the acquisition of seven brands from Church & Dwight.
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November 24, 2008
3M to Acquire Futuro Product Line from Beiersdorf
ST. PAUL, Minn./Wilton, CT — 3M and Beiersdorf announced today that 3M has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Futuro health supports and compression hosiery product line from Beiersdorf.
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October 13, 2008
Helen of Troy Limited Announces Acquisition of the Ogilvie Brand From Ascendia Brands, Inc.
EL PASO, Texas — Helen of Troy Limited, designer, developer and worldwide marketer of brand-name personal care and household consumer products, today announced that it has acquired the worldwide rights and trademarks to the Ogilvie brand of "at home" salon hair permanent and straightening products from Ascendia Brands, Inc.
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September 8, 2008
3M to Acquire Meguiar's, Inc.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — 3M announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire Meguiar's, Inc.
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July 31, 2008
W.M. Barr buys two product lines from Homax Cos.
W.M. Barr & Co. has bought the Jasco and Bix product lines from The Homax Cos. and its private equity owner, Olympus Partners, the company announced Thursday.
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May 27, 2008
FdG Associates Announces Sale of Implus Footcare to AEA Investors
New York – FdG Associates, a leading middle-market private equity firm, announced today it has sold Implus Footcare, LLC, the leader in performance footwear accessories, to New York-based AEA Investors, one of the pioneer firms in the private equity business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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April 11, 2008
Sawaya Segalas' Website is Recognized as Adobe Site of the Day on Adobe.com
On Friday, April 11, 2008, Adobe selected Sawaya Segalas' website, www.sawayasegalas.com, as Adobe Site of the Day. Adobe Site of the Day is awarded to projects that are "based on strong visual design, technical execution, usability, interesting and/or timely content, ROI and benefit to the organization as well as overall innovative use of Adobe products."
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January 31, 2008
Bracing for Success: Lil' Drug Store Products Acquires Wellgate Products for Women
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa. — Lil' Drug Store Products, the marketer of the feminine health products Replens and RepHresh, has purchased Wellgate Products, a leading marketer of orthopedic braces and supports designed exclusively for women.
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November 6, 2007
Olympus Partners Purchases Black Flag Brands
STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford, CT based Olympus Partners is pleased to announce that Homax Group Inc., a portfolio company, has acquired Black Flag Brands LLC.
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October 29, 2007
Building Value Through Acquisitions
Fuad Sawaya Presents at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) Conference
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September 4, 2007
Code Hennessy invests in Woodstream
Code Hennessy & Simmons LLC has invested in a recapitalization of bird feeder and rodent control products maker Woodstream Corp., a portfolio company of Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
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May 7, 2007
Beiersdorf Sells U.S. First Aid Brand Curad to Medline Industries Inc.
Beiersdorf has signed an agreement to sell its U.S. first aid brand, Curad and the associated business, to Medline Industries, Inc.
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April 19, 2007
Playtex Products Acquires Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care
WESTPORT, Conn. — Playtex Products, Inc. (NYSE: PYX), a leading branded consumer products company, announced that it has acquired the stock of Tiki Hut Holding Company, Inc. of Ormond Beach Florida, the owner of Hawaiian Tropic sun care.
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January 16, 2007
Past Coleman CEO and McCarthy Capital Corporation, an Omaha based private equity firm, team up to purchase Vornado.
Omaha, NE and Andover, KS — Bill Phillips, members of his management team, and McCarthy Capital recently completed the purchase of the operating assets of Vornado, the Andover based manufacturer of premium branded room comfort appliances.
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December 19, 2006
GlaxoSmithKline Completes Acquisition of CNS, Inc. GSK adds innovative, high-growth Breathe Right and FiberChoice brands to Consumer Healthcare portfolio
PHILADELPHIA — GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) (NYSE: GSK) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of CNS, Inc.
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December 12, 2006
Braun GmbH and Kaz, Inc. Announce Strategic Partnership
NEW YORK — Braun GmbH, part of Procter and Gamble, and Kaz, Inc., New York, have formed a strategic partnership under which Kaz has acquired Braun's thermometer and blood pressure monitoring business.
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September 25, 2006
Lil' Drug Store Sells Wartner(R) Brand: Focuses on Women's Health and Convenience Businesses
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Lil' Drug Store Products, Inc. today announced that it has sold the Wartner® brand wart removal system to Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc.
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August 6, 2006
Earth Fare Announces That It Has Received an Equity Investment from Monitor Clipper Partners
ASHEVILLE, NC — Earth Fare announces that it has received a significant equity investment from Monitor Clipper Partners in conjunction with the recapitalization of the business.
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July 17, 2006
Orange Glo International Signs Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by Church & Dwight
DENVER — Orange Glo International announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (NYSE:CHD) for $325 million in cash.
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March 2, 2006
Allied Capital to Sell a Majority Equity Interest in Advantage Sales & Marketing to J.W. Childs Associates and Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity
WASHINGTON — Allied Capital Corporation (NYSE:ALD) and Advantage Sales & Marketing, Inc. ("Advantage") announced today that a definitive agreement has been signed to sell a majority equity interest in Advantage to an affiliate of J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. and Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity.
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November 14, 2005
Prestige Brands Holdings Completes Acquisition of Dental Concepts, LLC
IRVINGTON, N.Y. — Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PBH) today announced that it has completed the purchase of the assets of Dental Concepts, LLC, a marketer of therapeutic oral care products sold in retail outlets throughout the United States and Canada.
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August 10, 2005
Cott Corporation announces acquisition of Macaw Soft Drinks in the U.K.
TORONTO/LONDON — Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT; TSX:BCB), the world's largest retailer brand soft drink supplier, today announced that its U.K. subsidiary, Cott Beverages Ltd., has acquired 100% of the shares of Macaw (Holdings) Limited, the parent company of Macaw (Soft Drinks) Limited, for approximately $135 million USD (pnds stlg 75.7 million).
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June 17, 2005
Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff Agrees to Sell the Pfaltzgraff Co.
YORK, Pa. — Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff Co. announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell certain assets of The Pfaltzgraff Co., one of America's leading marketers of casual dinnerware and accessories for the home, to Lifetime Brands Inc.
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May 20, 2005
When Brands Change Hands
What do Liza Minnelli, Donald Trump and Spic And Span have in common? It would seem to take a vivid - and perhaps not too healthy - imagination to find out. But the answer is surprisingly mundane: They've all been in multiple relationships over the years.
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May 2, 2005
PepsiCo Agrees to Buy Punica, a Leading German Juice Maker
PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo announced today that it has agreed to acquire Punica Getranke GmbH, a leading German maker of fruit juices and juice drinks, from Sunny Delight Beverages Co., a portfolio company of J.W. Childs Associates, L.P.
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January 4, 2005
Allied Capital Announces the Purchase of Insight Pharmaceuticals Corporation
WASHINGTON — Allied Capital Corporation (NYSE:ALD) announced it completed the buyout of Insight Pharmaceuticals Corporation on December 31, 2004.
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December 27, 2004
Quickie Manufacturing Corp. Announces Growth Investment from Centre Partners
CINNAMINSON, N.J. — Quickie Manufacturing Corp. announced today that it has received a strategic investment from Centre Partners and certain of its affiliates.
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October 7, 2004
Prestige Brands Announces Acquisition of Little Remedies®
IRVINGTON, NY — Prestige Brands, Inc. today announced that it has acquired the rights to the Little Remedies® umbrella brand through its purchase of all of the capital stock of Vetco, Inc., a leading company engaged in the development, distribution and marketing of pediatric over-the-counter healthcare products.
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September 27, 2004
BISSELL To Buy Woolite® Rug and Upholstery Business from Playtex Products, Inc.
GRAND RAPIDS — Privately-held BISSELL Homecare, Inc., the pioneer of America's early carpet sweeper, announced today it has entered into an agreement to purchase the Woolite Rug and Upholstery business from Playtex Products, Inc.
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April 12, 2004
HoMedics Gains in Scales with Salter Purchase
COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, M.I.. — HoMedics has bought Salter Housewares, a U.K.-based maker of bath and kitchen scales and kitchen housewares products. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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April 9, 2004
Birds Eye sells Freshlike unit
Birds Eye Foods Inc. has agreed to sell its Freshlike canned vegetable business to Allen Canning Co. of Siloam Springs, Ark.
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March 1, 2004
Brynwood Partners to Sell Lincoln Snacks Company to Willis Stein & Partners
Brynwood Partners ("Brynwood") a private investment firm, today announced that it has completed the sale of Lincoln Snacks Company ("Lincoln Snacks" or the "Company") to Willis Stein & Partners ("Willis Stein"), a Chicago-based private equity investment firm with approximately $3 billion in assets under management.
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February 10, 2004
Branded Products Sold Include Compound W, Denorex, Cutex and New-Skin
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The Shansby Group (TSG), a leading private equity investment firm specializing in branded consumer products, announced today the sale of Medtech Holdings, Inc., a marketer and distributor of well-recognized branded health and beauty care products, to GTCR Golder Rauner, LLC (GTCR), a leading private equity investment firm.
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December 3, 2003
Stonebridge Partners and Weston Presidio Announce the Sale of Hunter Fan, Inc.
Stonebridge Partners and Weston Presidio Capital, two leading private equity groups focused on investing in middle market companies, announced that they have sold the Hunter Fan Company ("Hunter" or the "Company"), a holding of the Stonebridge Partners Equity Fund III, L.P. investment portfolio, to Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking.
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October 6, 2003
Tetra Tech sells Damp Rid.
Tetra Technologies Inc. has sold its wholly owned subsidiary, Damp Rid Inc., for roughly $19.3 million in cash to an undisclosed buyer. The pact provides for a long-term agreement in which Tetra will supply calcium chloride to Damp Rid.
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June 13, 2003
Perry Ellis Completes Acquisition of Salant Corporation
MIAMI — Perry Ellis International, Inc. (Nasdaq:PERY) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Salant Corporation.
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September 30, 2002
Combe Incorporated to Acquire J.B. Williams Company, Inc.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Combe Incorporated, the world leader in men's haircolor products, and a pioneer in identifying unique consumer product niches, announced today an agreement to purchase J.B. Williams Company, Inc., of Glen Rock, NJ, a respected marketer of leading oral and men's hair and personal care products in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
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August 19, 2002
HoMedics Weighs in on Scales Acquires Taylor Precision Products
COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. HoMedics' purchase of Taylor Precision Products last week helps the company burrow deeper into the wellness category and move into categories it had already been investigating.
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July 1, 2002
Honeywell to sell seasonal products unit to Kaz Inc.
NEW YORK — Diversified manufacturer Honeywell International Inc. said on Monday it would sell its noncore seasonal products business, which includes humidifiers and fans, to private appliance maker Kaz Inc.
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February 19, 2002
Designs and Ecko Announce Agreement to Establish Outlet Storess Designs Adds Third Brand to Its Core Business
NEEDHAM, MA. Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ/NMS: “DESI”), retail brand operator of Levi's® Outlet by Designs, Dockers® Outlet by Designs, and Candies® outlet stores, and Ecko.Complex LLC, a leading design-driven lifestyle brand targeting young men and women, today announced that they have reached an agreement in principle under which Designs will open and operate Ecko branded retail stores in outlet malls throughout the United States
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September 12, 2001
Wella Strengthens Position in USA through Acquisition of Graham Webb International
The German Wella group (cosmetics, hair-care products, perfumeries) has announced the acquisition of the American hair-care group Graham Webb for an undisclosed sum.
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May 21, 2001
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Acquires USA Detergents, Inc.
PRINCETON, N.J. — Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE: CHD) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, US Acquisition Corp., completed its $7.00 per share cash tender offer for the outstanding shares of common stock of USA Detergents, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAD).
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October 30, 2000
Leapin' Lizards! PepsiCo Agrees to Acquire South Beach Beverage Co.
PURCHASE, N.Y. — PepsiCo, Inc. today said it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in the South Beach Beverage Company, whose highly innovative SoBe brand has made it one of the industry's most successful companies.
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February 28, 2000
L'Oreal Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Carson
NEW YORK — L'Oreal S.A. today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Carson, Inc. of Savannah, Georgia.
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December 2, 1999
Church & Dwight Completes Bathroom Product Brands Buys
PRINCETON, N.J. — Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (CHD) completed the acquisitions of the Clean Shower brand from Clean Shower L.P. and of the Scrub Free and Delicare brands from Benckiser Consumer Products Inc.
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August 6, 1999
Dial/Henkel LLC Completes Acquisition of Custom Cleaner Home Dry Cleaning Business
Scottsdale, Ariz — Dial/Henkel LLC, the joint venture between The Dial Corporation of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Henkel KGaA of DÃsseldorf, Germany, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the Custom Cleaner home dry cleaning business of Creative Products Resource, Inc., of Fairfield, N.J. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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April 19, 1999
Big Farm & Fleet Dealers Merge - Central Tractor Joins Quality Stores
MUSKEGON, MICH. - Consolidation continues in farm and fleet retailing, as that sector's second-and third-largest dealers are merging to improve their position against a broad swatch of retail competitors nationwide.
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February 15, 1999
American Safety Razor to be acquired
STAUNTON, Va. — American Safety Razor Co. said Monday it agreed to be acquired by J.W. Childs Equity Partners II L.P. for $173 million, or about $14.13 per share.
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January 5, 1999
First Atlantic buys stake in Otis Spunkmeyer
NEW YORK — Private investment firm First Atlantic Capital Ltd. said Tuesday it has acquired a majority interest in cookie dough and muffin maker and distributor Otis Spunkmeyer Inc. for undisclosed terms.
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December 15, 1998
ReSound completes sale of retail outlets
Redwood City hearing-aid developer ReSound Corp. has completed the sale of its Viennatone subsidiary to the Amplifon Group, based in Milan, Italy.
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July 30, 1998
Spinnaker Industries Agrees to Acquire Industrial Tape Business
DALLAS, TX — Spinnaker Industries, Inc. (Amex: SKK and SKK.A) announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the world-wide pressure sensitive electrical tape business of tesa tape, inc., of Hamburg, Germany.
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July 28, 1998
Jan Bell Marketing Announces Acquisition of Mayor's Jewelers
SUNRISE, FL — Jan Bell Marketing, Inc. (JBM:AMEX), today announced it had consummated the acquisition of Mayor's Jewelers, Inc., one of the nation's premier jewelers.
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June 12, 1998
Thomas H. Lee Company to Invest in Cott Corporation
TORONTO — Cott Corporation (TSE:BCB.) (ME:BCB.) today announced that Thomas H. Lee Company, a leading private equity firm, has agreed to make a significant minority investment in the Company.
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May 22, 1998
Bausch & Lomb Completes Sale of Skin Care Business to The Andrew Jergens Company
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Bausch & Lomb (NYSE: BOL) has completed the $135 million cash sale of its successful skin-care business to The Andrew Jergens Company, a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of moisturizing, cleansing, and facial skin-care products.
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May 14, 1998
Vestar Capital Partners and La Petite's Senior Management Sell 90% of Their Common Equity to Chase Capital Partners in a Recapitalization of La Petite Academy
NEW YORK — Vestar Capital Partners today announced completion of the recapitalization of child care provider La Petite Academy, Inc. and its parent, Vestar/LPA Investment Corporation, by an investor group led by Chase Capital Partners. Under the $283 million recapitalization, Vestar Capital Partners and La Petite's senior management will retain approximately 10% of the company.
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April 23, 1998
Block Drug Company Divests Three Household Brands
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Block Drug Company today announced the sale of three of its worldwide household product businesses to HPD Laboratories, Inc., a newly formed company which will do business as Global Household Brands.
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April 13, 1998
Tyco International Acquires CONFAB
HAMILTON, Bermuda — Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC; LSE: TYI; BSX: TYC) (Tyco), a diversified manufacturing and service company, announced today that it has acquired CONFAB, a manufacturer of adult incontinent and other hygiene products.
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February 23, 1998
Cadbury Schweppes Establishes Joint Venture to Invest in US Bottling
Cadbury Schweppes plc has entered into an agreement with The Carlyle Group of Washington DC to establish a joint venture to invest in soft drinks bottling in the US.
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December 23, 1997
Reckitt & Colman Agrees to Buy US Household Brands
Reckitt & Colman plc has announced an agreement to acquire four US household brands - Spray 'n Wash, Glass Plus, Vivid and Yes - from S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. Subject to US government approval, the deal is expected to be completed in late January.
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December 23, 1997
Playtex Products to Acquire Personal Care Group, Inc. for Approximately $182 Million in Cash, Stock; Playtex to add leading consumer product brands to its existing lines
WESTPORT, Conn. — Playtex Products, Inc. (PYX - NYSE) announced today it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Personal Care Group, Inc., owner of a number of leading consumer product brands, including Wet Ones® pre-moistened towelettes, Chubs® baby wipes, Ogilvie® home permanent products and Binaca® breath spray and drops, from J.W. Childs Equity Partners, L.P.
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November 21, 1997
Cott Completes its Largest Acquisition
TORONTO — Cott Corporation (NNM:COTTF, TSE/ME:BCB) announced today that its UK subsidiary, Cott UK Limited, has acquired, from Hero AG, 100% of the share capital of Hero Drinks Group (UK) Limited, which is the largest supplier of retailer brand carbonated soft drinks ("CSD") in the PET bottle format in the UK.
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November 3, 1997
BNP Prescribes Managed Healthcare
Banque Nationale de Paris has sent books out on a $57 million credit facility for Managed Healthcare Associates, a source close to the deal said.
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July 21, 1997
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS - Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
An affiliate of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), has competed its acquisition of a majority interest in Randall's Food Markets, Inc.
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June 2, 1997
National Service sells $287 million in assets
ATLANTA — National Service Industries Inc. will sell 29 plants and assets related to its uniform rental business to G&K Services Inc. for about $287 million, the companies said Monday.
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May 14, 1997
Allied Signal to Acquire Prestone Products
Allied Signal Inc. will acquire the Prestone Products Corporation, a car-care products company, from Prestone's managers and Vestar Capital Partners, a private investment firm. Financial terms were not disclosed.
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April 2, 1997
Millbrook Distribution Services acquired by R.A.B. Holdings Inc.
NEW YORK — R.A.B. Holdings Inc. ("R.A.B."), a privately-held investment company based in New York City announced today the completion of its acquisition of Millbrook Distribution Services Inc. ("Millbrook").
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November 27, 1996
Clorox Co. to Acquire Armor All Products In $400 Million Deal
OAKLAND, Calif. — Clorox Co. agreed to acquire Armor All Products Corp., which makes car-care products, for about $400 million, or $19.09 a share.
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November 11, 1996
McKesson Completes Purchase of FoxMeyer's Health Care Distribution Business
SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson Corp. (NYSE:MCK) today announced the completion of its acquisition of the health care distribution business of FoxMeyer Drug Co. McKesson received regulatory clearance and court approval enabling the transaction to close on November 8, just 30 business days from its October 3 bid to acquire the bankrupt company's assets.
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July 23, 1996
U.S. Industries Completes Purchase of Keller Industries' Ladder Operations
London and Iselin, New Jersey — U.S. Industries, Inc. announced that an affiliate of its Ames garden tool company has completed the purchase of the ladder operations of Keller Industries, Inc. for US$37.3 million in cash.
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April 4, 1996
Disposal of US Personal Products Division
Reckitt & Colman plc announced today that it has sold the Personal Products Division of its US subsidiary, Reckitt & Colman Inc., to a subsidiary of J.W. Childs Associates, L.P., a Massachusetts-based investment management firm, for $123 million.
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October 31, 1995
Thomas Nelson Inc. announces successful completion of tender offer for shares of The C.R. Gibson Co.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Thomas Nelson Inc. (NYSE:TNM) today announced that it has successfully completed, through Nelson Acquisition Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary, its $9.00 per share, all-cash tender offer for the outstanding shares of common stock of The C.R. Gibson Co. (AMEX:GIB).
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October 27, 1995
Donaldson, Lufkin to Buy a Maker of Chain Saws
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Inc.'s merchant banking group said yesterday that it had agreed to buy the McCulloch Corporation, a maker of chain saws and lawn equipment, from the Shop Vac Corporation.
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December 19, 1994
Oxxford Clothing loses shirt
Chicago, IL, US — A Tennessee apparel firm has bought Oxxford Clothing Co. after lender Heller International Corp. foreclosed on the assets of the Chicago company.
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November 3, 1994
Quaker Oats buys Snapple for $1.7 billion
CHICAGO — Quaker Oats Co., itself the target of recent takeover speculation, Wednesday made the surprise announcement that it is buying natural fruit drinks maker Snapple Beverage Corp. for $1.7 billion in cash.
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May 19, 1993
Bausch & Lomb signs agreement to acquire Curel® and Soft Sense® skin care product lines
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Bausch & Lomb (NYSE/BOL) announced Wednesday it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the Curel® and Soft Sense® lines of skin care products from S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
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February 1, 1993
Empire of Carolina Sells Two Subsidiaries To a Unilever Unit
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, New Jersey — Thomas J. Lipton Co., a unit of Unilever PLC, said it signed a definitive agreement to buy two frozen dessert units for $155 million from Empire of Carolina Inc., Deerfield Beach, Florida.
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May 21, 1992
Horn/Hardart, Debt Holders in Exchange Deal
WEEHAWKEN, NJ — The Horn and Hardart Co said it reached agreement with holders of 75 pct of its 14 pct debentures on an exchange of the debentures for a combination of cash, common stock and a new issue of 7.5 pct convertible preferred stock of Horn and Hardart's direct marketing subsidiary, The Hanover Companies.
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May 15, 1992
Benckiser Pays Pfizer $440m For Coty Offshoot
Pfizer, one of the biggest US drug companies, has agreed to sell its Coty cosmetics and fragrance subsidiary to Joh. A. Benckiser, the German consumer products company, in a deal valued at $440m.
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May 7, 1992
Foxmeyer Acquires Harris Wholesale; Stock Purchase Combines Third and Seventh Largest U.S. Drug Distributors
DALLAS — FoxMeyer Corporation (NYSE: FOX) announced today it has completed the previously announced purchase of all of the shares of Harris Wholesale Company for approximately $120 million, after working capital adjustments, including the repayment of Harris' bank debt.
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January 27, 1992
Air Wis Shareholders Embrace United Merger
APPLETON, WI — Air Wis shareholders last Thursday overwhelmingly endorsed a merger proposal from the United Express' major airline partner, United Airlines.
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November 4, 1991
General Binding Corp. Acquires Velo-Bind Inc.
NORTHBROOK, Ill. — General Binding Corp. said it has completed the acquisition of Velo-Bind Inc. for $9.77 a share, or $50 million.
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June 21, 1991
Beiersdorf Takes Over La Prairie of USA
Beiersdorf of Hamburg is to take over La Prairie Inc of New York in the USA, announced Hans Otto Woebcke, chair of the board of directors at the AGM.
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October 22, 1990
Undaunted by Recession, Luggage Seller Carries on
River Edge, NJ, US — When Leo Gleicher bought a costume jewelry store in the early 1960s, his initial inclination was to close down the shop's existing luggage department. Much to his surprise, leather bags became his biggest seller as Americans became infected with wanderlust.
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June 9, 1990
Beiersdorf Acquires Juvena Cosmetics Group as Part of Corporate Strategy
Beiersdorf has taken a further step towards becoming comprehensively involved in all areas of skin-care, and has filled the gap which existed in depot cosmetics.
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May 30, 1990
Benckiser Acquires Astor/Lancaster Group from Smithkline Beecham; 8th Acquisition in Evolution of $2 Billion int'l Consumer Products Company
LUDWIGSHAFEN, West Germany - Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH has agreed to acquire the Astor/Lancaster Group of Beecham Cosmetics Europe from SmithKline Beecham plc (NYSE: SBH) for 210 million pounds sterling (US $354.7 million).
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September 1, 1989
Cadbury Schweppes to buy P&G's Crush
Cadbury Schweppes PLC, the British candy and beverage giant, said Thursday it agreed to buy Procter and Gamble Co.'s Crush International unit for $220 million.
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July 25, 1989
Unilever United States Inc and Faberge Inc sign contract for purchase of business
Unilever United States Inc and Faberge Inc jointly announced the signing of a contract for the purchase of the toiletries, cosmetics and fragrances businesses of Faberge and Elizabeth Arden by Unilever United States Inc and affiliates.
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December 8, 1988
Bausch & Lomb In Dental Entry
Bausch & Lomb Inc. said yesterday that it had reached an agreement to buy the Dental Research Corporation, a privately held manufacturer of dental plaque removers, for $133 million.
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August 22, 1988
Circle Line Sails to Top With Dinner Cruise Deal
New York, NY, US — In one of the most far-reaching deals on the New York City waterfront in years, Circle Line Sightseeing Yachts Inc, is purchasing World Yacht Ltd., the company that has developed harbor dinner cruises into a multimillion-dollar business.
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December 3, 1987
Morgan Lewis Githens & AHN Inc. Completes Service America Acquisition with General Electric Credit Corporation Funding
NEW YORK — Morgan Lewis Githens & Ahn, Inc. (MLG&A) and members of senior management of Service America Corporation (Service America), one of the nation's largest contract food service companies, announced completion of the acquisition of Service America from Alleco Inc. formerly Allegheny Beverage Corporation, for $450 million in cash and securities.
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October 1, 1987
Business Brief: Allied Stores Corp.
Tribeca Holdings Inc. said it completed the purchase of Plymouth Shops, a New York apparel chain, from Allied Stores Corp.
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December 31, 1986
Paine Webber Capital Inc. Completes the Purchase of National Car Rental System Inc. from Household International
NEW YORK — PaineWebber announced today that an investor group led by PaineWeber Capital, Inc. has completed the purchase of National Car Rental System, Inc. from Household International.
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