National general merchandise wholesaler Stax Trade Centres has acquired hardware and ironmongery business M.P. Smith & Co, one of its longstanding suppliers.

Swan Retail, which majors in providing retail software to the furniture, garden and department store sectors, has acquired rival business Touchretail.

Ashley Wilde, the circa £31 million turnover Hertfordshire fabrics group, has bought Lanarkshire soft furnishings supplier Voyage Decoration out of administration.

Steinhoff International Holdings has fleshed out plans to restructure the debts of its Steinhoff Europe AG (SEAG) business unit, lining up EY as supervisor to a company voluntary arrangement (CVA).

Klarna has agreed to buy Close Brothers Retail Finance in a move that shifts the Swedish banking and payments business from the periphery of the furniture retail sector to its core.

Investor group comprises md and nearby kitchen producer

The Oslo Stock Exchange has extended the acceptance deadline for Ekornes shareholders to back the takeover of the company by Chinese furniture group Qumei.

Havelock is based at Kirkcaldy, Fife
Imperilled furniture maker and fit-out company Havelock Europa has been bought by Rcapital Partners, saving more than 300 jobs at the Scottish business.

The combined wealth of the home furnishing industry's richest people and families increased by £3.1 billion in the past year, according to data compiled from The Sunday Times Rich List 2018.

Vita Group, one of the big-three foam suppliers, is to have a new private equity owner, confirming takeover stories first reported earlier this year.

Equip4Work operates the website
German office furniture group Takkt has agreed to buy privately-owned British online furniture retailer Equip4Work for £35 million.

Ocee International, owner of furniture brands Ocee Design and Four Design, has acquired Gloucestershire seating manufacturer Race Furniture.

The Competition and Markets Authority has cleared the takeover of window dressings and carpet company Hillarys by global furnishings conglomerate Hunter Douglas.

DANISH furniture maker Carl Hansen & Son has acquired the business and intellectual property of compatriot manufacturer Søborg Møbler.

FRENCH furniture retail and wholesale group Cafom has acquired compatriot home furnishings brand SIA Home Fashion and has plans to closely integrate it with its Habitat retail chain.

THE COMPETITION and Markets Authority (CMA) is to scrutinise the takeover of window dressings and floorcoverings company Hillarys, delaying integration with its new owner.

FURNISHINGS group Belfield has acquired upmarket sofa maker Tetrad in a deal that expands its reach into the high-end upholstery market.

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STEINHOFF International Holdings NV has acquired an unspecified majority stake in Sherwood Bedding, one of the largest mattress makers in the U.S.

INVESTMENT firm Sun European Partners is said to be exploring a sale of bedroom retailer Sharps.

LEEDS based Posh Flooring has merged with Chinese producer Anbo International, creating a £53 million turnover floorcoverings supply and retail operation.

EUROPEAN carpet giant Balta has announced the acquisition of U.S. flooring company Bentley Mills Inc, a high-end commercial carpet tile maker.

welcome furnitureWELSH cabinet furniture maker Welcome has completed a partial management buyout, with co-founder Russell Matthews selling his stake in the company.

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DEAL to sell loss-making luxury kitchens business is “below our expectations,” CEO of Nobia AB says

ogilviesHERITAGE retailer Gillies has acquired the co-owned Ogilvies of Inverness and Westend Furniture of Dingwall business in a move that expands its reach into the north of Scotland.

dunelmStoreHOME furnishings retailer Dunelm is to acquire the assets of online furniture and home retailer Worldstores group, accelerating its expansion into the big-ticket ecommerce space.

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