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El Segundo-Based Mattel To Acquire Canada’s Mega Brands For $460M

CBS Los Angeles

EL SEGUNDO (  — The world’s biggest toymaker plans to get even bigger by acquiring Canada’s Mega Brands, makers of construction building sets and arts and craft products, for $460 million.

Mega Brands shareholders will receive 17 Canadian dollars and 75 cents ($15.96) per share, in a statement issued by Mattel, which is headquartered in El Segundo. The company says the purchase price, which Mattel plans to fund through a combination of new debt and cash on hand, cover’s Mega’s debt.

The announcement comes nearly a month after Mattel reported a disappointing holiday season, saying in January that sales of key brands like Barbie and Fisher-Price preschool items dropped in its fourth quarter.

Mega Brands is the No. 2 player in the $4 billion construction building sets sector with its Mega Bloks brand and a competitor in the $2 billion arts and crafts sector, according to Mattel. Mega’s licensed brands…

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Who's Who Lifetime Achievement

Schol, Gert Jan 1707802Title: Vice President
Company: Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations, Inc.
Location: Maassluis, Netherlands

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Last Chance to Order Signed, Personalized Copies of SHOW YOUR WORK


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