Newell Rubbermaid Inc. recently completed its $15.4 billion acquisition of Jarden Corp., and the tentacles of such a large combination of global consumer goods organizations might, naturally, stretch into Northwest Arkansas.
Scott Crossett, a partner at executive search firm Cameron Smith & Associates in Rogers, keeps a close eye on the local supplier community. He says there hasn’t been any announcement regarding integration of offices thus far, but suggested that recent history of M&A activity in the consumer goods market indicates it’s a strong possibility.
“Companies who go through mergers such as this stick to the company line initially that nothing will change in the short term,” Crossett said. “When things do start to change, however, it happens... [ MORE ]