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Furniture brand acquired by an investment group | Northwest Deals

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A furniture brand has been sold to a group of companies in a multi-million pound deal.

Maker&Son, the British furniture brand founded by father and son Alex Willcock and Felix Conran in 2018, completed the sale of the business to Manchester-based Inc & Co earlier this month.

The growing company employs 150 people across the brand.

With its head office, design studio and showroom in Sussex, Maker&Son has a global presence and manufacturing outposts in the UK, Ireland, USA, Australia, Asia and New Zealand. Products are made domestically in each of the territories it operates in, with the brand recently valued at £55million.

Inc & Co, which celebrated its third anniversary in July 2022 and achieved sales of £30m in its second year, will take ownership of the entire group, including operations at the foreign.

Felix Conran, co-founder of Maker&Son, said: “The sale will allow us to continue our vision of creating sustainable luxury furniture. We are delighted that Inc & Co has seen the value in what we have achieved to date and are excited to work with them to write the next chapter of Maker&Son.”

Jack Mason, Group Chief Executive, Inc & Co, said: “Inc & Co is proud to be known for accelerating acquisitions in an extremely diligent and people-centric manner.

“We are delighted to join Maker&Son on its business journey. It is a distinguished brand, with provenance and vision. The rapid, international growth to date has proven the strength of the product and we are looking to grow further.”

Maker&Son was advised in the sale by Philip Lee. Inc & Co was advised in the sale by Glenville Walker.