On Friday, SC Johnson announced it has signed a binding
offer to purchase Deb Group, a global industrial company
focused on hygiene and skin care systems for the
industrial, commercial, health care and food markets.
“Deb is an important platform for SC Johnson and helps
expand our presence in industrial and institutional
markets,” said Fisk Johnson, chairman and CEO of SC
Johnson, in a statement. “Deb’s market leadership,
channel strengths and commitment to innovation
complement our own strengths.”
For more than 70 years, Deb has offered skin care
regimens for all types of 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, Deb’s
products are used in more than 100 countries.
C Johnson expects the deal to be finalized in the coming
months subject to completing any consultations and
regulatory approvals, according to the company
SC Johnson markets such well-known brands as Glade,
Windex, Ziploc, and Scrubbing Bubbles. The 129-year-old
company headquartered in Racine generates $9 billion in
sales, employs nearly 12,000 people globally and sells
products in virtually every country around the world.