Collins & Aikman Corp., currently in the process of being acquired by private equity fund Heartland Partners, inks a deal to purchase Becker Group LLC, a $235 million plastic components supplier. The agreement is expected to include $60 million in cash, an $18 million non-compete agreement paid out over five years and 17 million shares of Collins & Aikman common stock. Upon completion of the deal, Charles Becker, principal owner of the Becker Group, is expected to join the Collins ...

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