In June 2016, private investment firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice acquired a controlling interest in High Ridge Brands. The Company, with approximately 50 employees and a highly efficient outsourced supply chain, has built a robust, scalable platform for profitable growth that has proven to be an attractive home to nurture consumer brands in the personal care space.
James A. Daniels, High Ridge Brands' CEO and President, commented, "The High Ridge Brands business is continuing its strong momentum on the back of its recently completed transaction with CD&R, a well-respected private investment firm. We believe the Company has the leadership team, capital, and vision necessary to grow to the next level, and we are pleased to welcome Diya to the team. Diya brings over 13 years of experience in M&A and Corporate Development, having completed over 30 transactions of various sizes worldwide during her 10 years at Jarden."
Ms. Talwar most recently served as the VP of Corporate Development at Jarden Corporation, a diversified global Fortune 500 consumer products company with over 120 brands and a reputation for its strong, efficient and disciplined M&A track record. Prior to Jarden, Ms. Talwar held roles as an investment banking analyst at Banc of America Securities and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.
About High Ridge Brands
High Ridge Brands Co., headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, is primarily focused on providing families with high quality personal care products at great value. Today, High Ridge has a portfolio of nine trusted brands, serving primarily North American personal cleaning and hair care markets, including Zest®, White Rain®, VO5®, Coast®, LA Looks®, Zero Frizz®, Rave®, Salon Grafix® and Thicker Fuller Hair®. The Company operates an asset-light model, outsourcing all of its manufacturing needs, and has approximately 50 employees. For more information on High Ridge Brands, please visit www.highridgebrands.com.
About Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Founded in 1978, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is a private investment firm with an investment strategy predicated on producing financial returns through building stronger, more profitable businesses. Since inception, CD&R has managed the investment of $22 billion in 70 companies, representing a broad range of industries with an aggregate transaction value of approximately $100 billion. The firm has offices in New York and London. For more information, visit www.cdr-inc.com.
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