Newell Brands to Acquire Chesapeake Bay Candle for $75M


HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE: NWL) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Chesapeake Bay Candle from its founders, for a purchase price of $75 million, subject to customary working capital adjustments. Based in Rockville, Maryland, Chesapeake Bay Candle is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of premium candles and other home fragrance products, focused on consumer wellness and natural fragrance. The company is a fast-growing business, with annual net sales of approximately $55 million.

The acquisition will be reported as part of Newell Brands’ Live segment.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and will be funded from cash on hand at the time of closing, which is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2017.

About Newell Brands

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer’s®, Coleman®, Jostens®, Marmot®, Rawlings®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, NUK®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®, Contigo®, First Alert®, Waddington and Yankee Candle®. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play.

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