By  on January 18, 2018

Swander Pace Capital has acquired the personal- and home-care assets of Watkins Inc.

For the deal, the private equity firm is carving out J.R. Watkins Personal Care & Household into a separate company — the other part of the Watkins business focuses on spices. J.R. Watkins sells products including Coconut Liquid Hand Soap, Hand Cream with Shea and Cocoa Butters, Aloe & Green Tea and Liquid Dish Soap in Lemon, sold at retailers like Target, Wal-Mart and Walgreens, as well as Amazon. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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