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Sutherland Represents Spectrum Brands In $553 Million Acquisition of Tetra Holding

May 5, 2005

ATLANTA (May 5, 2005) – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP today announced its representation of Spectrum Brands Inc., formerly Rayovac Corporation, in its $553 million acquisition of Germany-based Tetra Holding GmbH from Triton, a European private equity firm.  Tetra Holding is a privately-held supplier of fish and aquatics supplies.

The transaction, announced April 29, accelerates Spectrum Brands' strategy of becoming the leading global manufacturer and marketer of specialty pet supplies by bringing together a combined entity with a strong portfolio of brand names, manufacturing and distribution, and marketing capabilities for future growth.  Specific integration plans will be provided on May 4 following Spectrum Brands' quarterly earnings call.

The Sutherland team was led by Bert Adams and Mark Kaufman, both Corporate partners in Atlanta, and included David Zimmerman, also with the Corporate group in Atlanta.

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP is a national law firm known for solving challenging business problems and resolving unique legal issues for many of the nation's largest companies.  Founded in 1924, the firm has grown to more than 425 lawyers with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Houston, New York, Tallahassee and Washington.  For further information about the firm, please visit

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