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Jarden Corp. to buy Yankee Candle

BY HBSDealer Staff

Rye, N.Y.-based consumer products company Jarden Corp. announced Tuesday that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Yankee Candle Investments LLC for about $1.75 billion in cash.

According to Jarden, the transaction will extend Jarden’s portfolio of consumer brands in niche, seasonal staple categories, while creating opportunities in cross-selling, broadening the global distribution platform, and deepening Jarden’s talent bench.

As an addition to Jarden’s Branded Consumables segment, Yankee Candle will balance Jarden’s portfolio, expanding this segment to approximately 35% of combined sales. The transaction isexpected to be funded with cash on hand, common equity and the balance through a mix of bank debt and bonds. 

Yankee Candle has delivered consistent organic growth that is in line with Jarden’s overall top-line growth profile of 3%-5%, as well as strong margins and solid cash flow. 

Other Jarden brands include Grill Master, Sunbeam, Mr. Coffee, First Alert, Coleman and dozens of others.

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