Markwins International Corporation Closes Acquisition of Physicians Formula Holdings, Inc.

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CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. and AZUSA, Calif., Dec. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Markwins International Corporation (“Markwins” or the “Company”) announced today that it has acquired all of the outstanding securities of Physicians Formula Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:FACE) (“Physicians Formula”) for $75.0 million or $4.90 per share in cash. Physicians Formula stockholders also received a special 3 1/2 cent per share dividend as part of the transaction. The $4.90 per share price represents a premium of approximately 33% to Physicians Formula’s closing stock price on August 14, 2012 (the trading day prior to the announcement that Physicians Formula entered into a merger agreement with affiliates of Swander Pace Capital) and a premium of approximately 40% to Physicians Formula’s one-month volume-weighted average price as of that same date. Continue reading

Rich’s Transforms Its US-Canada Business Portfolio with the Announcement of Two Acquisitions and New Joint Venture

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Buffalo, N.Y. – Rich Products Corporation has announced three important additions to its portfolio, acquiring two food companies – Goglanian Bakeries Inc. and f’real® foods LLC; and entering into a joint venture – Twin Star Bakery, with business partner The Stolbun Group.

“The acquisitions of Goglanian Bakeries and f’real foods, and establishment of our Twin Star joint venture, are consistent with our ongoing commitment to shape and reshape our diverse portfolio to keep Rich’s focused on a path of long term growth,” said Bill Gisel, Rich’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Continue reading