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Michel Design Works has been acquired by Stonewall Kitchen

The founder and owner of Michel Design Works Ltd. has sold the company to Stonewall Kitchen, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity.

Headquartered in Katonah, New York, Michel Design Works is a leading omni-channel lifestyle brand specializing in bath and body products, fragrances, home décor and gifts. The company sells its products through a wide array of independent retailers, national accounts, as well as direct-to-consumer through its own website and via Amazon.

Stonewall Kitchen is the premier specialty food and home goods platform in North America, home to a family of premium quality brands, including Vermont Coffee Company, Urban Accents, Village Candle, Tillen Farms, Napa Valley Naturals, Montebello, Vermont Village and Legal Sea Foods.

One of Oaklins’ teams in the USA served as the exclusive financial advisor to Michel Design Works Ltd. in this transaction.

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“Eight years ago, I had the opportunity to meet the team after they successfully guided one of the most respected companies in our industry to a successful transaction. We continued to stay in touch and meet. When the time came to put our company on the market, there was no other firm that we felt as comfortable with, and knew that they would do the best job for Michel Design Works. We were not disappointed! They helped advise us and guide us throughout our transaction. We could not have done it without them. I would recommend them highly and with confidence.”

Stuart Teller

CEO, Michel Design Works Ltd.

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 Craig M. Gibson

Craig M. Gibson

Managing Director
Boston, United States
Oaklins TM Capital
 Patrick F. Pontani

Patrick F. Pontani

Analyst
Atlanta, United States
Oaklins TM Capital
 Max  Winter

Max Winter

Analyst
Atlanta, United States
Oaklins TM Capital

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