Kohler Company has sold Baker, McGuire and Baker | Milling Road to Samson Holdings
Lincoln International (“Lincoln”), a leading global mid-market investment bank, is pleased to announce that Kohler Company (“Kohler” or the “Company”) has sold its luxury furniture brands — Baker, McGuire and Baker | Milling Road — to Samson Holdings, Ltd. (“Samson”), a strategic holding company publicly traded on the Hong Kong stock exchange.
Since the Company’s acquisitions of Baker and McGuire in 1986 and 1990, respectively, the brands have been leaders in the upper end/luxury niche of the furniture market. The brands have a rich tradition with leading design, quality and craftsmanship and an infrastructure that includes global distribution, a network of designer relationships, and vertically integrated manufacturing. With 23 company-operated showrooms in North America, England and France and over 190 furniture dealer locations, Baker, McGuire and Baker | Milling Road are globally recognized brands known for their timeless design.
Samson owns a range of furniture manufacturing and distributing brands, including Universal Furniture, Legacy Classic Furniture, Craftmaster Furniture Pennsylvania House and LacquerCraft Hospitality.
Russ Towner, President of Baker, commented, “We are thrilled to have found a buyer who appreciates our rich legacy of superior quality and exquisite design, and can support Baker, Milling Road and McGuire in achieving their full long-term potential. Samson has had a consistent and successful track record in the home furnishings industry and we believe this move positions us for future success.”
Lincoln worked as the investment banking representative for Kohler, working closely with the Company’s management team throughout the sale process.
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