Fortune Brands Announces Agreement to Acquire Emtek and Schaub Premium Residential Hardware Brands and the U.S. and Canadian Yale and August Residential Smart Lock Brands from ASSA ABLOY
Yaleand August add scale and breadth to Fortune Brands’ complementary security and connected smart home portfolio in the U.S.and Canada
- Emtek and Schaub lead entry into new, highly synergistic premium brand-led category
- Transaction supports Fortune Brands’ disciplined inorganic growth strategy and augments its opportunities in supercharged categories
“This Acquisition is perfectly aligned to our strategy as a brand, innovation and channel leader.
“Together with our existing iconic brands, loyal channel relationships, and supply chain expertise, we believe these additions will result in enhanced, innovative products for consumers and customers. We can accelerate growth and profitability by deploying our Fortune Brands Advantage capabilities to create value for all stakeholders,” added Fink.
With revenues of approximately
Fortune Brands expects to receive tax benefits over a 15-year period with a net present value of approximately
The Acquisition is conditioned on the successful closing of the acquisition by ASSA ABLOY from
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