GUD Holdings

GUD is a similar business to recently covered Breville Group, owning arch rival Sunbeam. In addition GUD owns Dexion (shelving products), Oates (cleaning products), Ryco Wesfil Goss (auto parts), Davey (water products) and Lock Focus (locks). The company attempted to buy Breville in 2009 but failed. Since then, it has sold its near 20% Breville stake for a handsome profit, although GUD shareholders would have been better served by continuing to hold the stake. Overall we’d suggest that GUD’s other brands aren’t as high quality as Sunbeam; consumer brands are superior to more pragmatic product categories, where buyers tend...

GUD is a similar business to recently covered Breville Group, owning arch rival Sunbeam. In addition GUD owns Dexion (shelving products), Oates (cleaning products), Ryco Wesfil Goss (auto parts), Davey (water products) and Lock Focus (locks).

The company attempted to buy Breville in 2009 but failed. Since then, it has sold its near 20% Breville stake for a handsome profit, although GUD shareholders would have been better served by continuing to hold the stake.

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