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Matheson Advises Church & Dwight on its $160 Million Acquisition of Vivisca

AUTHORs: Brian McCloskey Date: 21/03/2017

Leading Irish law firm Matheson has advised Nasdaq-listed Church & Dwight Co, Inc. on its acquisition of Irish haircare brand Viviscal Limited for US$160 million. The deal completed on 17 January 2017.

Viviscal is the leading non-drug hair care supplement brand and is sold in more than 25,000 stores across the United States. Viviscal had annual sales in 2016 of $44 million.

Church & Dwight Co, Inc., based in Ewing, New Jersey, is a major American manufacturer of household products, best known for its Arm & Hammer line and Orajel toothpaste.

The Matheson team was led by Dublin-based Corporate M&A partner Brian McCloskey and associate Lucy Conlon.

Matheson partner Brian McCloskey commented:

“We are pleased to close this exciting deal for new client Church & Dwight Co, Inc. as it continues its expansion. The transaction further illustrates our position as the law firm of choice for international companies investing in Ireland.”