Health products maker Blackwater has a reputation for being a high-cost brand that has been accused of shoddy quality, with many critics calling it a high risk of infection.
The company has been under scrutiny in recent months, after it was revealed it was paid millions of dollars by drugmakers for a line of products that did not meet federal standards.
Here’s what you need to know about the health products company.
What is Blackwater?
Blackwater is the health care business of Blackwater Group, which includes private security firms such as Blackwater’s former predecessor, Fort Bragg, as well as its former rival, Academi.
The private security firm was acquired by the Carlyle Group in 2013.
In December 2018, the Carlyl Group sold its Blackwater assets to the Carly Group for $2.7 billion.
It is the world’s largest private security company, with more than 7,000 employees.
The Carlyle group also owns the Boston Globe newspaper and is the owner of the New York Daily News.
In October 2018, it acquired the Detroit Free Press for $4.2 billion.
Blackwater also is the largest private military contractor in the United States, with nearly 40,000 military personnel serving overseas.
The Blackwater brand has become synonymous with high-priced health products in the U.S., with its products being marketed as high-end for both veterans and civilians.
What are Blackwater products?
Blackwaters products include health products such as: Blackwater Body Spray