Miller Johnson Represents Landscape Forms in its Acquisition of Summit Furniture
In July 2023, Landscape Forms acquired Summit Furniture, a leading brand of handcrafted, sustainable, outdoor teak furnishings for the residential, hospitality and marine markets.
“I have personally admired Summit Furniture for a long time and could see the tremendous synergies between our brands,” says Margorie Simmons, CEO of Landscape Forms. “We’ve had the opportunity to build a relationship with them over the past several years. Welcoming them into the Landscape Forms family is a natural evolution and very exciting to us.”
Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Landscape Forms has earned a reputation for excellent design, high quality products and exceptional services since its founding in 1969. The company collaborates with renowned industrial designers and consultancies, landscape architects, and architects to design and develop integrated collections of products that address emerging needs and help create a sense of place. Additionally, Landscape Forms has formed global marketing partnerships with select companies that share its commitment to design and has an installed base of products around the world.
“Working with Landscape Forms and getting to know one another, I’ve seen and enjoyed how our two companies have succeeded in building a strong partnership. I attribute that success to the mutual admiration and respect we have for each other, as well as the pride in the relationship we’ve developed,” Summit Furniture Chairman, Jane Sieberts, said. “I believe Landscape Forms is exactly what Summit needs to grow in the next phase of its journey.”
Miller Johnson acted as legal advisor to Landscape Forms in the transaction. Miller Johnson’s team was comprised of Chelsea Austin (M&A), Dustin Daniels (M&A), Neil Williams (Tax), David Buday (Employment), Brandon Griffith (IP), and Jim Ens (Real Estate).
LANDSCAPE FORMS, INC.
(landscapeforms.com) Landscape Forms is North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of high-design site furniture, structure, LED lighting and accessories with sales representatives throughout North America, South America, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United Arab Emirates and Asia.
(summitfurniture.com) Summit Furniture, headquartered in Monterey, California, was founded in 1979 by the late William Sieberts and has become an internationally recognized company that exemplifies excellence. Dedicated to the finest in design, materials and craftsmanship, Summit Furniture collaborates with distinguished American and European designers to offer beautiful handcrafted teak furniture for contract, residential and marine developments.
Miller Johnson’s M&A practice group collaborates with clients and their advisors to structure, negotiate and close deals, and to navigate the challenges that can arise in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and other business combination or investment transactions.
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