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Covington Advises Coty on Deal with Church & Dwight


NEW YORK, NY, July 9, 2008 — Coty Inc. has completed its previously announced sale of the Orajel brand and other brands of Del Pharmaceuticals to Church & Dwight Co., Inc. for $380 million in cash. Covington & Burling LLP advised Coty on the transaction.

Coty is the world’s largest fragrance company with annual sales in excess of $3.5 billion. Church & Dwight manufactures and markets a wide range of personal care, household and specialty products under the Arm & Hammer brand name and other well-known trademarks. Orajel is a leading brand in the oral analgesic category.

The Covington team was led by corporate partner Scott Smith and included corporate associates Jonas Marson, David Bruder, and Luca Dalla Torre*. Other members of the team included partners Robert Heller (tax) and Lee Tiedrich (IP) and of counsel Jeannie Perron (regulatory).

*Admitted to practice in Switzerland, not admitted in New York.

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