Henkel Acquires Sun Products Corporation for $3.6 Billion

June 24, 2016

Cleary Gottlieb is representing long-time client Henkel in connection with its proposed acquisition of The Sun Products Corporation for approximately $3.6 billion in cash. The deal was announced on June 24, 2016, and is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

Henkel, headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, is a worldwide consumer and industrial products company with leading brands and technologies in three business units: laundry and home care, beauty care, and adhesive technologies. Henkel’s well-known brands include Persil®, Purex®, Schwarzkopf®, Dial®, Right Guard® and Loctite®. Cleary has previously advised Henkel on more than 20 successful transactions over several decades, many of which resulted in the acquisition of businesses operating using these brands.

Sun Products, headquartered in Wilton, Conn., is a leading North American provider of laundry detergent, fabric softeners and other household products sold under well-known brands that include all®, Snuggle® and Sun®.