Spectrum Brands (SPB) Announces Completion of P&G’s (PG) European Pet Food Business Purchase

Spectrum Brands (NYSE: SPB) announced it has completed the acquisition of Procter & Gamble’s (NYSE: PG) European pet food business, consisting of the complementary IAMS® and Eukanuba® premium brands for dogs and cats. Financial terms of the accretive transaction were not disclosed. A definitive agreement was announced on September 23.

“The addition of these leading brands in an adjacent category better balances the product portfolio of our global pet business while significantly expanding its product offerings and geographic footprint,” said Dave Lumley, Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum Brands Holdings.

“We see major cross-selling opportunities given the strength of our existing aquatics and companion animal supplies business in Continental Europe and the particularly strong position of these dry pet food brands in the U.K.,” Mr. Lumley said. “Over the next few years, we also expect important synergies in overhead, SG&A, and manufacturing and distribution.”

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