Ansell buys US market leader

Ansell has agreed to buy the leading North American maker of single-use protective gloves for US$615m. The purchase of BarrierSafe Solutions International is expected to close in early 2014 following approval by US regulators and will be funded by a mix of debt and new shareholder capital. Founded in 1987, BarrierSafe has grown to be the number one maker of single-use gloves in North America and has a market share exceeding 20% in each of the industrial, life sciences and dental categories. The company also has a range of protective footwear. BarrierSafe will make a welcome addition since Ansell...

Ansell has agreed to buy the leading North American maker of single-use protective gloves for US$615m. The purchase of BarrierSafe Solutions International is expected to close in early 2014 following approval by US regulators and will be funded by a mix of debt and new shareholder capital.

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