4Q 2008 Catalog Industry Transactions

Company Market segment Buyer/investor Investment form Est. price (in millions)
OCT 800-JR Cigar Cigars and tobacco Imperial Tobacco Group Acquisition
The Paragon Gifts, home and decor items Gardens Alive! Acquisition
NOV B-Bel Toys and gifts Poof-Slinky Acquisition
Hanna Andersson and Gerber Children’s apparel Childrenswear Acquisition $179.0
Norton Metal Products Building products Russel Metals Acquisition
DEC Great Lakes Oxygen Industrial gas and welding supplies Airgas Acquisition
THT Designs Gifts, crafts and decor items Synergy4 Enterprises Acquisition
Sources: Lazard Middle Market/MCM

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