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Flawless Deal Revealed Flaw In C&D’s M&A Criteria

Investing Behind Boosting Sales Of Most Recent Additions, Mighty Patch, TheraBreath

Executive Summary

“You won't be seeing us buying devices in the future,” says CEO Matthew Farrell. Acquisitions won’t have lower profile in growth strategy and it’s investing behind boosting returns from its most recent additions, acne patch firm Hero Cosmetics and TheraBreath mouthwashes, toothpastes and lozenges.

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