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Newell Brands' Merger Madness Looks Ready to Pay Off

Last year Newell (NWL - Get Report) and Jarden announced a merger of equals. On Friday the merged company will report its first quarter. Newell Brands completed its merger on April 15.

Investors like this deal because Newell has been in restructuring mode for the last four years. Analysts think management can brings its restructuring prowess to Jarden.

Newell's renewal program "de-layered" management and consolidated its operating units down from nine to three. Management focused on fewer, more profitable products and sped up its go-to-market strategy for new product introductions. The "growth game plan" modernized the company's IT infrastructure. Management cut costs in its global raw material sourcing operations and optimized manufacturing and distribution facilities...