Edgewell Personal Care Company and Harry's, Inc.

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In the Matter of Edgewell Personal Care Company, a corporation, and Harry's, Inc., a corporation.
FTC Matter/File Number:

191 0147

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Case Summary

The Federal Trade Commission authorized staff of the Bureau of Competition to file suit to enjoin Edgewell Personal Care Company’s proposed $1.37 billion acquisition of its key competitor, Harry’s, Inc. The Commission’s complaint alleged that the proposed combination would eliminate one of the most important competitive forces in the shaving industry. The loss of Harry’s as an independent competitor would remove a critical disruptive rival that has driven down prices and spurred innovation in an industry that was previously dominated by two main suppliers, one of whom is the acquirer.