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July 21, 1990 | From Reuters
American Brands said Friday that its MasterBrand Industries Inc. unit agreed to acquire Moen Group Inc., a maker of kitchen and bathroom faucets, from the buyout firm Forstmann Little & Co. for $975 million in cash. Forstmann Little, a private investment firm that has been involved in a string of deals this year, said it bought Moen's predecessor, Stanadyne Inc., in March, 1988, for $840 million.
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BUSINESS
December 24, 1988 | JESUS SANCHEZ, Times Staff Writer
American Brands, a conglomerate that makes everything from Lucky Strike cigarettes to Master Lock hardware, saw its stock price jump on Friday on rumors of a takeover by Unilever, a British-Dutch consumer and food products giant. The rumors surfaced less than a year after American thwarted another takeover bid made by E-II Holdings Inc., a group of food companies. American, based in Old Greenwich, Conn., counterattacked by buying up E-II and later selling off parts of the company.
BUSINESS
March 11, 1985 | SAM JAMESON, Times Staff Writer
American businessmen are often offended by Japanese complaints that American firms do not try hard enough to sell in Japan--but not executives of American Brands Inc. They plead guilty to the charge and say they intend to change their ways. John T. Ludes, a vice president of the New York-based tobacco and consumer products firm and president of the Asia-Pacific division of American Brands International Corp., recently told a news conference: "To date, we have not aggressively marketed . . .
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