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Chinese group buys world's No 2 condom maker Ansell for $600 million

Ansell's brands include Jissbon, which sounds like James Bond in Chinese

Reuters  |  Sydney 

A Chinese consortium is buying Ansell Ltd's condom division, the world's no. 2 condom maker, for $600 million, betting on surging demand in China as sex becomes less of a taboo subject and more emphasis is placed on public health education. The Australian firm, which put its oldest but smallest division up for sale last August, said it had reached an all-cash deal with China's Humanwell Healthcare Group Co Ltd and CITIC Capital China Partners. Ansell's brands include Jissbon, which sounds like James Bond in Chinese, and it is the second-largest maker in China ...

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First Published: Thu, May 25 2017. 22:59 IST
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