SC Johnson & Son Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire Sara Lee Corp.'s global shoe care business, which includes the Kiwi brand, in a deal worth $328 million. The purchase also included the Kiwi Kleen, Bama, Tana and Meltonian brands.

The deal, which S.C. Johnson announced in a press release, adds the Kiwi brand to Racine-based S.C. Johnson's portfolio of household brands that includes Pledge, Glade, Mr. Muscle, Windex and Ziploc. It is the second Sara Lee business in that S.C. Johnson has agreed to buy in the past six months.

The deal also includes Sara Lee's Bama International, which sells shoe accessories in specialty channels in Europe and Canada, and Kiwi Kleen, a line of household cleaning products sold mainly in the Asia Pacific region.

S.C. Johnson management expects the deal to become final by mid-year after the customary regulatory clearances. European regulators are still evaluating S.C. Johnson's planned $188 million purchase of Sara Lee's insecticides unit. The insecticides and the shoe care businesses are part of Sara Lee's household and body care unit, which is based in Utrecht, Netherlands.

In a separate release, Downers Grove, Ill.-based Sara Lee said it has received a binding offer of about $328 million from S.C. Johnson for the shoe care unit. In fiscal 2009, the shoe care business generated about $315 million in revenue for Sara Lee.

With the binding offer, Sara Lee has announced or completed transactions for substantially all of its household and body care segment, in which the shoe care business operates. The household and body care segment generated about $2 billion in sales in fiscal 2009.

Sara Lee is selling off the businesses within the segment in order to focus on its core protein and coffee businesses, company management said.