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March 15, 2017

BGL Announces Sale of the Housewares and Wine Divisions of Focus Products Group to The Legacy Companies

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) is pleased to announce the sale of the Housewares and Wine Divisions of Focus Products Group International, LLC (FPG), a portfolio company of Centre Lane Partners, to The Legacy Companies. BGL’s Consumer Products & Retail team served as the exclusive financial advisor to Focus Products Group. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The FPG Housewares Division is a leading provider of kitchen electric appliances including popcorn makers, coffee urns, skillets, toasters, and bread machines for cooking and entertainment. Trusted brands West Bend® and Back to Basics® have delivered innovative, quality products to the marketplace for more than 100 years. The FPG Wine Division, under the flagship Vinturi® brand, is a leading provider of wine aerators for the barware industry. FPG has leveraged its brand reputation and premium positioning to solidify relationships with leading mass, hardware, and grocery retailers and increase penetration in growing eCommerce and specialty channels.

The Legacy Companies is a leading global food service and consumer products company that markets a diverse portfolio of housewares products under well-known brands Chef’sChoice®, EdgeCraft®, Excalibur®, Nautilus®, Omega®, Yonanas®, and Zeroll®. FPG’s highly complementary brands will broaden the company’s product reach and deepen relationships with key customers in the consumer kitchen industry.