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December 24, 1997 | Reuters
Playtex Products Inc. said it will acquire Montvale, N.J.-based Personal Care Group Inc. from owner J.W. Childs Equity Partners for $91 million in cash and about 9.3 million shares of common stock. The transaction, not subject to financing or shareholder approval, is expected to close in early 1998, assuming it gets regulatory approval. Personal Care brands include Wet Ones, Binaca and Mr. Bubble. Playtex Products' brands include Playtex, Woolite, Jhirmack and Tek. Shares of Westport, Conn.
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December 24, 1997 | Reuters
Playtex Products Inc. said it will acquire Montvale, N.J.-based Personal Care Group Inc. from owner J.W. Childs Equity Partners for $91 million in cash and about 9.3 million shares of common stock. The transaction, not subject to financing or shareholder approval, is expected to close in early 1998, assuming it gets regulatory approval. Personal Care brands include Wet Ones, Binaca and Mr. Bubble. Playtex Products' brands include Playtex, Woolite, Jhirmack and Tek. Shares of Westport, Conn.
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March 28, 2000 | Associated Press
Monsanto Co. is selling its sweetener-ingredient business, which includes a NutraSweet brand name, to a Boston-based investment firm for $440 million. St. Louis-based Monsanto said it signed an agreement to sell the unit to J.W. Childs Equity Partners II. It said Childs has agreed to retain all employees in the sweetener-ingredient unit. Monsanto also announced the sale of its interests in two European joint ventures, NutraSweet and Euro-Aspartame.
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February 16, 1999 | Bloomberg News
American Safety Razor Co., the maker of Burma-Shave shaving cream, agreed to be bought by J.W. Childs Equity Partners II, a closely held investment company, for $173 million in cash. Verona, Va.-based American Safety Razor, whose founders invented the safety razor in 1875, said Boston-based J.W. Childs agreed to pay $14.13 a share for all of its outstanding common stock. That's a 43% premium to American Safety's Friday closing price of $9.88 on Nasdaq.
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July 6, 2002 | RONALD D. WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved for general consumption a new artificial sweetener that it said was about 7,000 to 13,000 times sweeter than sugar and will carry no health warning on its label. The sweetener, neotame, will become the most concentrated and intensely sweet sugar substitute on the market.
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