Helen of Troy Ltd.

One Helen of Troy Plaza,
El Paso, Texas 79912
United States,
(915) 225-8000

Helen of Troy Ltd. is a global consumer products company with a diverse portfolio of brands. Helen of Troy operates through three business segments. These include Housewares, Healthcare / Home Environment and Personal Care. Helen of Troy's Housewares segment includes the OXO family of brands whose product offerings include food preparation tools, gadgets and storage containers, cleaning, organization, and baby and toddler care products. Helen of Troy's Healthcare / Home Environment segment focuses on health care devices such as thermometers, humidifiers, blood pressure monitors, and heating pads; water filtration systems; and small home appliances such as portable heaters, fans, air purifiers, and insect control devices. Helen of Troy's Personal Care segment’s products include electric hair care, beauty care and wellness appliances; grooming tools and accessories; and liquid, solid- and powder-based personal care and grooming products. Helen of Troy Ltd. was formed in 1968 and is based in El Paso, Texas.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 2 1 1 1 - - 5
vol $260M $195M $210M $665M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0

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According to our data here at Mergr, Helen of Troy has acquired 7 companies, including 4 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

Helen of Troy’s largest acquisition to date was in 2011, when it acquired Kaz for $260M. Helen of Troy has acquired in 4 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include consumer products (80%) and manufacturing (20%).

When analyzing the consumer products sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 290 consumer products companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 23 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 3 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic consumer products acquirer over the past 3 years is Unilever NV, with 7 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the consumer products sector over the past 3 years is L Catterton with 9 platform acquisitions.

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