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Blacksmith Brands

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Tarrytown, NY






Blacksmith Brands marketed, sold and distributed over-the-counter drug and personal care products. At acquisition, its platform consisted of five over-the-counter consumer products brands: EFFERDENT® denture cleaner; EFFERGRIP® denture adhesive cream; LUDEN’S® throat drops; NASALCROM® nasal allergy relief spray; and PEDIACARE® children’s cough and cold medicine and Gentle Vapors® waterless vaporizer. After being approached by a strategic buyer, we sold the company in 2010.

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November 1, 2010

Charlesbank Sells Blacksmith Brands to Prestige Brands

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September 20, 2010

Blacksmith Brands Agrees to Sell to Prestige Brands

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October 29, 2009

Charlesbank Capital Partners Acquires Five Consumer Products From McNeil-PPC

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