SCA is purchasing the Copamex baby diaper business in Mexico and Central America. The purchase price is equivalent to approximately USD 50m on a debt-free basis.
Copamex produces well-known baby diaper brands Dry Kids for the Mexican market and Tessy Babies for consumers in Central America. Sales in the acquired business was approximately USD 60m in 2009. Copamex holds a number three position in baby diapers in Mexico.
“The acquisition will strengthen SCA’s presence in Latin America, and creates a base for expansion of baby diapers in Mexico and Central America”, says CEO and President Jan Johansson.
The acquisition will add to SCA’s current portfolio of hygiene products in the region which now includes feminine care, incontinence care, consumer tissue, away from home tissue products and baby diapers.
The transaction is expected to be completed during the third quarter of 2010, after necessary approvals from relevant authorities.
Stockholm July 21, 2010
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