Out of 60 sectors in the Mergr database, consumer products ranked 17 in number of deals in 2011. The largest consumer products acquisition in 2011 was Provimi BV - which was acquired by Cargill for $1.7B.
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175 Mercedes Drive,
Carol Stream, Illinois 60188-9409
Berlin's product line includes Zim's Crack Creme, which provides relief to people with painfully dry and cracked skin, and Freeze-it, a topical analgesic. The Zim's brand promotes healing through active ingredients derived from myrcia oil and arnica extract. Made from a flower named 'Arnica montana,' arnica extract is a medicinal compound of European origin that has long been renowned for its topical healing qualities. Freeze-it is also an herbal formula. It includes Ilex, an herbal extract, aloe and Vitamin E. Both products have a strong retail presence, with placement in more than 30,000 stores nationwide, concentrated in drug chains and the mass channel.
Berlin Industries was acquired by American Litho on April 18, 2011.
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