Apr. 8, 2013, 5:24 PMSpectrum Brands (SPB) completes its acquisition of the residential lockset business of Tong Lung Metal, part of its $1.4B purchase of the Hardware & Home Improvement Group from Stanley Black & Decker (SWK) in December of last year. The commercial lockset business of Tong Lung will remain with SWK. | Comment!
Sep. 21, 2012, 1:44 PMSpectrum Brands (SPB -2.1%) is apparently in final talks to buy a unit that makes door locks and bath fixtures from Stanley Black & Decker (SWK +2.3%), edging out Apollo Global, who was also competing for the business. SWK put its hardware and home-improvement business on the auction block earlier this year, and the deal could fetch around $1.5B. The win would be a big one for SPB whose current market value is only $2.1B. | Comment!
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Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc is a diversified consumer products company.The Company is engaged in manufacturing and marketing alkaline, zinc carbon and hearing aid batteries, herbicides, insecticides and repellants and specialty pet supplies.
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