Heavily leveraged in debt, Spectrum attempted to sell its pet division (United Pet Group) containing products and supplies under the Tetra, Marineland, Instant Ocean and Jungle brand names, and pet care products under the Dingo, Firstrax, 8 in 1 and Nature's Miracles brand names. Appliance maker Salton, owned by Harbinger Capital, agreed to pay approximately $692 million cash to purchase the pet care division, but the deal collapsed on July 14, 2008. According to and , the sale was rejected by Spectrum's own key lenders, most likely because the deal valued the brands for less than what the bankers considered them to be worth.
I will continue to buy Marineland products when available
Marineland's revolutionary LED lighting systems are energy and cost efficient. They offer many advantages over fluorescent light sources, including lower energy consumption, longer lifetime, and greater durability and reliability. These LED systems are non-toxic and promote a safe environment for your fish. And all this innovation is built into a sleek, modern design. Each product comes in four flexible sizes to fit 18-24 inch, 24-36 inch , 36-48 inch, or 48-60 inch areas. Our available LED systems include the single-byte LED, the double-byte LED, and the Reef-Capable LED. These systems' natural shimmer effects replicate the light of the sun and the moon in your aquarium environment. You and your fish will love the environment produced by the Marineland LED systems.
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In 2003, Rayovac decided to diversify, and acquired non-battery related businesses including and United Pet Group. In 2004, Rayovac successfully underbid () as 's battery supplier and produced the "" brand of battery sold exclusively at RadioShack. In January 2005, Rayovac purchased United Industries Corporation for about $476 million in cash and stock. Brands included in United Industries were Vigoro, and Sta-Green lawn products, Cutter, and Repel insect control products and pet supply products with the Marineland, Perfecto, and Eight in One brands. In 2005, Tetra, a major provider of pet-fish products, was acquired. This diversification prompted the name change from Rayovac to Spectrum Brands.
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