Sale of its Levolor® and Kirsch® window coverings brands to Hunter Douglas N.V.

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Sale of its Levolor® and Kirsch® window coverings brands to Hunter Douglas N.V.

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Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to Newell Brands, Inc.

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Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL) has sold its Levolor® and Kirsch® window coverings brands (“Décor” or the “Company”) to Hunter Douglas N.V. (“Hunter Douglas”) (ENXTAM:HDG), a market leader in window coverings, for $270 million.

Décor is a leading manufacturer of window coverings, and Levolor® and Kirsch® are among the top recognized brands for blinds and shades, as well as decorative and basic drapery hardware. Décor distributes its products primarily through national retailers such as Lowe’s and The Home Depot. The Company has built a scalable manufacturing and sourcing infrastructure over decades to service a highly complex supply chain throughout the United States, Mexico and China. Décor is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Newell Brands Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer’s®, Coleman®, Jostens®, Marmot®, Rawlings®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, NUK®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®, Contigo®, First Alert®, Waddington and Yankee Candle®. Newell Brands Inc. was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Hunter Douglas is a leading manufacturer of window coverings and architectural products worldwide. Hunter Douglas offers its window coverings and architectural products under the Hunter Douglas®, Luxaflex®, Duette®, Silhouette®, Vignette®, Pirouette®, Luminette®, Enduris®, Nano®, Platinum®, Facette®, QuadroClad®, Luxalon® and 3form® brands. The company sells, assembles and distributes its products through a network of independent and company-owned fabricators. Hunter Douglas was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Nick Pavlidis +1 (312) 609-4977
Chris Cooper +1 (704) 553-6610
Rob Rosenfeld +1 (312) 609-4971
Scott Collins +1 (813) 273-8261
Terry Huffine +44 (207) 667-8430
Julien Darmon +44 (207) 667-8415
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Sale of its Levolor® and Kirsch® window coverings brands to Hunter Douglas N.V.
Date
June 2016
Company
Newell Brands, Inc.
Transaction
M&A
Sectors
Consumer
Target Location
North America
Acquiror Location
Europe

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