MCLEAN, VA Rowe Fine Furniture, Inc. today confirmed that it has purchased Clayton Marcus Co. from La–Z–Boy Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Stefanie J. Lucas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rowe Fine Furniture, Inc., said “We are delighted to add the Clayton Marcus brand to the Rowe family and look forward to supporting the growth and development of their well–recognized collections. The Clayton Marcus brand is a strong name in the furniture industry and brings a different product and style perspective to the Rowe portfolio, adding to our current offering.”

Clayton Marcus and Rowe will both exhibit in their respective, dedicated showrooms at the International Home Furnishings Market in High Point as previously planned. Clayton Marcus’ successful B. Smith Collection will continue and be further developed by Rowe.

Founded in 1960, Clayton Marcus is a well–established, niche manufacturer of medium to upper–medium priced upholstered furniture, headquartered in Hickory, North Carolina. Its product collections cover a broad variety of style categories including casual, classic and cottage and are distributed through hundreds of independently–owned retailers throughout the United States, Canada and around the world.

Aaron P. Wolfe, Vice President, Sun Capital Partners, Inc., (“Sun Capital”) added, “The acquisition of Clayton Marcus by Rowe epitomizes the revitalization that has been achieved since Rowe’s acquisition by an affiliate of Sun Capital in early 2007. In terms of efficiency, Rowe and Clayton Marcus will have areas of shared resources which will allow them to maintain the independence of their brands, yet serve their customers seamlessly and with strengthened capabilities.”

Rowe Fine Furniture, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of custom upholstered furniture in the United States. Established in 1946, Rowe offers a wide range of styling in sofas, sectionals, chairs and ottomans with hundreds of fabric selections. The Rowe collections include Rowe and Robin Bruce. Rowe Furniture is available at major home furnishings retailers and better independent home furnishings retailers across the United States and around the world.

Rowe Fine Furniture is owned by Rowe Fine Furniture Holdings Corp which is owned by Sun Rowe, LLC, an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

Source: Sun Capital Partners Inc.

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