Church & Dwight, the maker of Arm & Hammer toothpaste and Trojan condoms, said on Monday it will buy privately held Water Pik Inc. for about $1 billion in cash. Fort Collins, Colo.-based Water Pik makes items in the oral health space including flossers and electric toothbrushes, as well as shower heads. Its namesake product,...
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FEBRUARY 05, 2014
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DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
2014 - CRYSTAL WATERS COLLECTION INC.
2014 - CRYSTAL WATER COLLECTION INC.
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