Essity Finalizes Purchase of Shares in Productos Familia

September 1, 2021

Essity has successfully completed its purchase of approximately 45% of the Colombian hygiene company Productos Familia S.A.

The US$1.5 billion transaction, originally announced in April of this year, increases Essity’s ownership of the company to at least 95.8%. The company has been an owner of Productos Familia since 1985 and prior to the most recent acquisition owned 50% of the company.

“I’m happy to welcome our Familia colleagues into the Essity family. Together we will build an even stronger platform in Latin America to further increase growth, profitability, and efficiency as well as accelerating digital transformation,” said Magnus Growth, Essity CEO and president.

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