Bristol, PA – January 4, 2021 – Lenox Corporation is pleased to announce it has acquired Hampton Forge, the 30-year-old flatware and cutlery company. The deal covers the entire Hampton Forge portfolio, including the namesake brand, as well as Hampton Forge Signature, Tomodachi by Hampton Forge, Skandia, and Argent Orfèvres.
“We are delighted to welcome Hampton Forge and its array of brands into the Lenox family,” said Mads Ryder, CEO of Lenox Corporation. “We have spent the past 18 to 24 months shaping our operational platform for growth and are ready to include the Hampton Forge expertise and craftsmanship into our organization. Having the Hampton Forge brands in our company portfolio will enable us to expand our reach and relevance to American consumers and solidify our position as the Leading American Company in our category.”
“We are pleased to now be a part of Lenox Corporation,” states Joni Amar, COO of Hampton Forge. “The expertise and knowledge that Lenox brings as an American company steeped in honor and tradition makes Lenox the ideal steward of the Hampton Forge brands. We look forward to continuing to bring our passion for creativity and design to our customers and the market.”
About Centre Lane Partners
Centre Lane Partners is a private investment firm that invests in the equity and debt of middle market companies in North America. Founded in 2007, Centre Lane’s experienced, collaborative and diverse team employs a flexible strategy and seeks to partner with strong management teams that can benefit from patient, long-term capital and the Firm’s operational, financial and strategic expertise and support. For more information on Centre Lane Partners, please visit www.www.centrelanepartners.com.
About Lenox Corporation
Lenox is a leading designer and marketer of dinnerware, flatware, glassware, kitchen, and giftware. The Company markets its products under the Lenox, Dansk, and Reed & Barton brands. In addition to its core brands, Lenox Corporation manufactures and distributes other brands such as Kate Spade New York, Marchesa by Lenox and Brian Gluckstein by Lenox. Lenox products are sold through department stores, gift and specialty retailers, and general merchandise chains, as well as through the Company’s own consumer-direct channel. Over its 130-year history, Lenox has been the recipient of numerous design awards, including the Women’s Choice Award®, and has the distinction of being the first American dinnerware used at the White House. Lenox is headquartered in Bristol, PA. For more information on Lenox, please visit www.lenox.com.
*Source: Lenox Corporation