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SC Johnson buys Westbury-based Babyganics

Kevin Schwartz, left, and Keith Garber, founders of

Kevin Schwartz, left, and Keith Garber, founders of Babyganics. The Westbury company has been purchased by SC Johnson, it was announced in July 2016. Credit: Babyganics

SC Johnson, the Racine, Wisconsin, consumer products company that makes Ziploc sandwich bags, Off! insect repellent and Windex window cleaner, Tuesday announced it has completed its acquisition of Westbury-based Babyganics, a maker of household and personal care products for babies.

Terms of the deal for the privately held company were not disclosed.

A spokesman for SC Johnson said that plans call for maintaining “current staffing and facilities” of Babyganics, which has about 50 employees.

Babyganics, founded in 2004, was owned by San Francisco-based private equity firm VMG Partners.

“The partnership with VMG has provided us access to the right tools each step of the way, enabling our brand to grow and thrive,” Kevin Schwartz, Babyganics founder and chief executive, said in a statement. “As we look to the future, our entire team is excited about the next phase for Babyganics with SC Johnson by our side.”

Babyganics, which has been a repeat member of the Inc. 5000 list of fast-growing private companies, sells shampoo, sunscreen, diapers, laundry detergent and other products marketed as safe and environmentally friendly. The company sells through outlets such as Target, Babies “R” Us and

“We have great admiration for the Babyganics products and their leadership,” Fisk Johnson, chairman and CEO of SC Johnson, said in a statement. “They are one of the fastest growing private companies and their unique and innovative products are a great complement to our portfolio of trusted brands.”

The deal was first announced on July 1.

Privately held SC Johnson generates more than $10 billion in annual sales around the world.

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