ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brown Jordan International (“Brown Jordan” or “BJI”), a leading
manufacturer of indoor and outdoor furniture serving a diverse range of
commercial and consumer end markets, announced today that it has
acquired Castelle Furniture (“Castelle” or the “Company”). Terms of the
transaction were not disclosed.
Founded nearly 40 years ago, Castelle is a leading manufacturer and
marketer of high-quality, artisan-influenced aluminum outdoor furniture.
The combination brings under one roof several of the most iconic brands
in the outdoor furniture industry including Brown Jordan, Castelle,
Texacraft, Tropitone and Winston. The combined company will be
headquartered in St. Augustine, FL, with manufacturing and design
operations in four U.S. states, Juarez, Mexico and Costa Rica.
“We have long admired Castelle and are excited to leverage the strengths
of the combined platform to better serve our customers,” said Gene
Moriarty, president and CEO of Brown Jordan. “Castelle’s superior design
capabilities, high service levels, and strong market position within the
consumer channel are highly complementary to Brown Jordan and further
strengthens our value proposition,” added Moriarty.
In October 2018, Brown Jordan announced the company’s comprehensive
rebrand with a call to consumers to ‘Invest in the Good Life.’ The new
brand positioning builds on the Company’s rich heritage as a pioneer in
the outdoor furniture industry, impeccable craftmanship, and innovative
design capabilities. The rebrand includes a new visual identity,
executed through a multi-media channel plan, including a redesigned
website, social media support, digital advertising and more.
Brown Jordan is a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co., LLC.
About Brown Jordan International
Founded in 1945, Brown Jordan International is a leading designer,
manufacturer and marketer of lifestyle brands serving the residential
and commercial outdoor and indoor furniture markets. The Company offers
innovative designs and superior quality through its strong portfolio of
brands that include Brown Jordan, Tropitone, Castelle, Charter,
Texacraft and Winston. BJI has won over 50 design excellence awards –
more than any other manufacturer in the outdoor furniture industry. The
Company serves a diverse range of end markets, including the
residential, hospitality, leisure, corporate, restaurant and other
commercial environments. BJI is privately held with corporate offices
located in St. Augustine, Florida. For more information, visit www.bji.com.
About Littlejohn & Co., LLC
Littlejohn & Co. is a Greenwich, Connecticut-based investment firm
focused on private equity and debt investments primarily in middle
market companies. With over $10.9 billion in regulatory assets under
management (RAUM), the firm seeks to build sustainable success for its
portfolio companies through a disciplined approach to engineering
change. For more information about Littlejohn, visit www.littlejohnllc.com.
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