3M completes acquisition of Capital Safety for US$2.5bn

Expanding its personal protective equipment product portfolio

3M has completed its US$2.5bn acquisition of Capital Safety from KKR, boosting its personal protective equipment product portfolio.

Capital Safety is a global provider of fall protection equipment, one of the fastest-growing safety categories within the global personal protective equipment industry.

3Mís Personal Safety business provides respiratory and hearing protection solutions that help improve the safety and security of workers. The business also supplies products and solutions in other safety categories such as reflective materials for high-visibility apparel, protective clothing and eyewear, among others.

Capital Safetyís products include harnesses, lanyards, self-retracting lifelines and engineered systems. The business has annual global sales of approximately $430m.

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