M&A Deal Summary

Energizer Acquires Playtex Products

On October 1, 2007, Energizer acquired consumer products company Playtex Products from Haas Wheat and Partners for 1.9B USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Energizer’s 1st transaction in the Consumer Products sector.
  • This is Energizer’s 2nd largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Energizer’s 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is Energizer’s 1st transaction in New Jersey.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2007-10-01
Target Playtex Products
Sector Consumer Products
Buyer(s) Energizer
Sellers(s) Haas Wheat and Partners
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 1.9B USD
Advisor(s) Lehman Brothers, Inc. (Financial)
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (Legal)

Target

Playtex Products

New Providence, New Jersey, United States
website
Playtex Products, Inc. is a manufacturer of a diversified portfolio of well-recognized, market personal care and consumer products including feminine care, infant care, and skin care products. .

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Energizer

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

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Category Company
Founded 2015
Sector Consumer Products
Employees5,500
Revenue 3.1B USD (2022)
DESCRIPTION
Entrance to Energizer's corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.
Entrance to Energizer's corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri.

Energizer is a consumer goods company operating globally in the broad categories of household and personal care products. Energizer offers solutions in portable power, lighting, wet shave and personal grooming, skin care, feminine care and infant care. Energizer was founded in 2015 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 7
Sector (Consumer Products) 1 of 6
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 3
State (New Jersey) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 1 of 7
Year (2007) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 2 of 6
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2009-06-05 Johnson - Edge Skintimate Shave Preparation Business

United States

Johnson - Edge, Skintimate Shave Preparation Business, are brands in the U.S. men's and women's shave preparation category.

Buy $275M

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Haas Wheat and Partners

Dallas, Texas, United States

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1992
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Haas Wheat & Partners private equity firm specializing in strategic equity investments and leveraged buyouts of both private and public middle-market companies. Haas Wheat focuses on companies headquartered in the US and looks to commit between $25 and $200 million of equity per transaction. Target industry sectors include healthcare, consumer products and services, and specialized business services and manufacturing. Haas Wheat & Partner was formed in 1992 and is based in Dallas, Texas.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 7
Sector (Consumer Products) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 4
State (New Jersey) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 4 of 7
Year (2007) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-08-09 Nursefinders

San Diego, California, United States

Nursefinders, Inc. is a nurse staffing companies to hospitals and other healthcare facilities and a major provider of home healthcare services. Through its network of approximately 120 medical staffing and home health care offices, Nursefinders provides RNs, LPN/LVNs, home health aides, therapists, medical social workers, nursing assistants, companions and other healthcare and medical clerical professionals to more than 4,200 hospitals, nursing homes, healthcare centers and patients across the U.S.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-07-28 Nursefinders

San Diego, California, United States

Nursefinders, Inc. is a nurse staffing companies to hospitals and other healthcare facilities and a major provider of home healthcare services. Through its network of approximately 120 medical staffing and home health care offices, Nursefinders provides RNs, LPN/LVNs, home health aides, therapists, medical social workers, nursing assistants, companions and other healthcare and medical clerical professionals to more than 4,200 hospitals, nursing homes, healthcare centers and patients across the U.S.

Sell $220M