Lifefactory has been sold to Thermos

Lincoln International (“Lincoln”), a leading global mid-market investment bank, is pleased to announce the sale of Lifefactory, Inc. (“Lifefactory” or the “Company”) to Thermos L.L.C., the world’s leading manufacturer of portable insulated food and drink containers.

Lifefactory is the leading brand of healthy, on-the-go hydration solutions for those committed to supporting wellness as an integral part of their personal lifestyle. Lifefactory is the clear choice for the entire family, offering a full line of reusable glass bottles, hot beverage mugs, food storage, glassware and baby products. Founded in Sausalito, California in 2007 by a pediatric feeding specialist and an integrative designer committed to creating a safer drinking solution for babies, every product combines smart and innovative design constructed from the highest quality, safest materials available. The very best glass from the United States and France is housed in a protective silicone sleeve for a patented solution that results in an unparalleled premium drinking experience.

Jan-Patrick Schmitz, Chairman of Lifefactory, commented, “Lincoln’s deep sector knowledge and strategic guidance throughout the process have been critical success factors. Their global reach and profound understanding of the marketplace enabled us to identify the right partner moving forward.”

Lincoln acted as the exclusive sell-side advisor to Lifefactory, working closely with the management team and shareholders throughout the sale process to provide advisory expertise and manage the marketing, due diligence and negotiation phases of the transaction.

About Lifefactory, Inc.

Lifefactory designs healthy houseware solutions for modern life. The Company brings the purity of glass, the protection of silicone, and the power of color to a full line of products designed for everyday use by healthy families. The Lifefactory line began with baby bottles and has grown to include iconic adult water bottles, wine and beverage glasses and oven-friendly food storage. All components are made in North America or Europe. The Company is privately held and headquartered in Sausalito, California. More information about Lifefactory, Inc. can be obtained at

About Thermos L.L.C.

Since 1904, Thermos has provided unique solutions for keeping food and beverages hot, cold and fresh. Today, Thermos is a global manufacturer of an expanding range of innovative portable food and beverage containers that provide a more comfortable, enjoyable eating and drinking experience for people on the go. More information about Thermos L.L.C. can be obtained at

Lifefactory has been sold to Thermos
  • 2017
    Close Year
  • Consumer
  • Private Equity
    Client Type
  • Strategic | Domestic
    Transaction Type
  • USA

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