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Valspar completes Wattyl acquisition

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Minneapolis-based Valspar announced it has completed apreviously announced acquisition of Australian paint manufacturer Wattyl.

 

Valspar acquired all of Wattyl’s outstanding shares for approximately A$142 million (US$138.3 million) and assumed existing debt. Wattyl had 2009 sales of A$381.4 million (US$371.6 million).

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No surprise: Top 500 sales decline

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For most retailers appearing on the 2010 Annual Top 500 Retailer Scoreboard, it was a year to put in the rearview mirrors. Still 57 companies showed a sales increase.

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Waiting for housing starts to turn around and waiting for remodeling projects to kick into gear, companies on the Top 350 Pro Dealer Scoreboard are looking for profitable pursuits. A rare few are finding them.

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