Business to Accelerate Growth and Pursue Significant Expansion Opportunities
Sun Capital Partners, Inc. (“Sun Capital”), a leading private investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and investments in market-leading companies, today announced that an affiliate has completed the acquisition of Furniture Factory Outlet, LLC (“the Company” or “FFO Home”), a market leading value-oriented home furnishings retailer, from Alpine Investors.
The Company, headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas, operates 36 retail stores in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas. FFO Home also manufactures bedding under the Comfort Coil and Natural Elements brands. The retailer offers superior value products priced below the competition, and distinguishes itself by eschewing the showroom distribution model and allowing consumers to purchase products immediately from on-site inventory.
“FFO Home has established itself as an outstanding value-oriented retailer, and we’re excited about the opportunity to leverage our strong retail sector expertise to help the business accelerate its growth plans,” said Marc Leder, Co-CEO at Sun Capital. “We share management’s belief that market success begins with offering a superior customer experience, and we’re committed to further enhancing this key hallmark of the FFO Home brand.”
“We see significant expansion opportunities for this business,” said Sun Capital Senior Managing Director M. Steven Liff. “At Sun Capital, we can quickly bring to bear both financial and operational resources in order to rapidly capitalize on market growth opportunities. We look forward to collaborating with the FFO Home management team to help the business reach its full potential.”
Sun Capital has strong expertise in the retail sector through its investments in current affiliated portfolio companies including, Shopko Stores, an operator of 361 retail stores in 24 states; The Limited Stores, a specialty retailer offering upscale branded women’s contemporary American casual and working apparel in over 235 stores throughout the U.S.; Dreams, the U.K.’s leading bed and mattress specialist with 171 stores; and ScS Upholstery, a leading U.K sofa and carpet retailer.