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Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, founder of Vera Bradley (Nasdaq: VRA), is the latest in a series of entrepreneurs highlighted at ACG New York Women of Leadership events. Photo credit: Robert Blumenfeld

Watercooler

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Dealmakers

The Buyside:
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The Buyside

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Today's Transactions:
Radio Systems Acquires Lucky Litter

Both companies make products for pets

Radio Systems Corp., the maker of the invisible fence, has acquired Chicago-based Lucky Litter LLC, a litter box and cat toy maker.

Lucky Litter, which does business as Brilliant Pet, makes ScoopFree litter boxes and cartridges and FroliCat pet toys.

Knoxville, Tenn.-based Radio Systems also owns the PetSafe, SportDOG, Drinkwell and Premier brands. The brands provide pet behavior, containment and safety products. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

 

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