M&A Deal Summary

Fortune Brands Acquires WoodCrafters Home Products

On June 20, 2013, Fortune Brands acquired furniture company WoodCrafters Home Products from Brookstone Partners for 300M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Fortune Brands’ 1st transaction in the Furniture sector.
  • This is Fortune Brands’ 7th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Fortune Brands’ 4th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Fortune Brands’ 1st transaction in Texas.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2013-06-20
Target WoodCrafters Home Products
Sector Furniture
Buyer(s) Fortune Brands
Sellers(s) Brookstone Partners
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 300M USD
Advisor(s) Seale & Associates, Inc. (Financial)

Target

WoodCrafters Home Products

Weslaco, Texas, United States
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WoodCrafters Home Products LLC is a manufacturer of home furniture products. WoodCrafters operates manufacturing facilities in southern Texas and northern Mexico.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Fortune Brands

Deerfield, Illinois, United States

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Category Company
Founded 1988
Sector Safety/Security
Employees28,000
Revenue 7.7B USD (2021)
DESCRIPTION
Fortune Brands' corporate headquarters in Deerfield, Illinois.
Fortune Brands' corporate headquarters in Deerfield, Illinois.

Fortune Brands is a provider of home and security products and services for use in residential home repair, remodeling, new construction, and security and storage applications. The Company’s brands include Master Lock security products, MasterBrand cabinets, Moen faucets, Simonton windows and Therma-Tru entry door systems. Fortune Brands was founded in 1988 and is based in Deerfield, Illinois.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 12
Sector (Furniture) 1 of 2
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 4 of 11
State (Texas) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 4 of 9
Year (2013) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 7 of 8
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-01-01 Master Lock Company

Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States

Master Lock Company LLC is a manufacturer of padlocks in US.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-08-07 John D. Brush

Rochester, New York, United States

John D. Brush & Co. Inc. (dba SentrySafe) is a fire-resistant and security storage solutions for important documents and valuables. SentrySafe today produces more fire-resistant chests, files, safes, security storage containers and gun safes than any other company in the world.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Brookstone Partners

New York, New York, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2002
Size Small
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Brookstone Partners is a private equity firm focused on buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth capital financings of small to mid-sized North American companies. Brookstone looks to partner with management teams when evaluating companies and seeks profitable businesses where it can commit $5 to $25 million. Areas of interest include aerospace, building materials, healthcare, medical, packaging, and plastics. Brookstone Partners was formed in 2002 and is based in New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 2
Sector (Furniture) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 2
State (Texas) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 2
Year (2013) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-04-03 FirstBest Systems

Bedford, Massachusetts, United States

FirstBest Systems, Inc. is a provider of insurance software solutions that help insurance companies improve underwriting profitability, scale their business and achieve high service levels with agents, across the enterprise.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-07-25 Denison Pharmaceuticals

Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States

Denison Pharmaceuticals is a provider of contract manufacturing and packaging solutions to the branded over-the-counter pharmaceuticals industry. The Company’s product portfolio includes cough and cold medicines, skin products, mouth rinses, topical analgesics, and nasal inhalers, which are sold by its customers under nationally recognized brands. Denison Pharmaceuticals was founded in 1992 and is based in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

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