US household goods producer SC Johnson has announced that it is expanding its reach in the professional cleaning sector with the acquisition of Deb Group, a company focused on hygiene and skin care systems for the industrial, commercial, healthcare and food markets.
Deb, a group of 23 companies active in 18 markets, supplies a range of products for workplace and public settings, including heavy-duty hand cleaners, foaming hand soaps, antibacterial washes, hand sanitizers and restorative hand creams. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, the company is a global market leader and its products are used in more than 100 countries around the world, SC Johnson said in a statement.
Commenting on the acquisition, Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson, said: “Deb is an important platform for SC Johnson and helps expand our presence in industrial and institutional markets. Deb’s market leadership, channel strengths and commitment to innovation complement our own strengths”.
The company said it expected the deal to be finalized in the coming months, subject to completing any consultations and regulatory approvals.
Source: SC Johnson