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• M&A: Poltrona Frau Group acquired JANUS et Cie, a Los Angeles-based luxury outdoor furniture manufacturer, according to a statement. Poltrona Frau is a member of the lifestyle design division Haworth Inc., a Holland-based office furniture manufacturer. Executives cited Poltrona Frau’s goal to enter the outdoor furniture market as a driver for the acquisition. JANUS et Cie will maintain its operations in California and executives at the company will retain their positions, according to the statement. The company employs 240 workers throughout its operation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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Poltrona Frau Group acquired JANUS et Cie, a Los Angeles-based luxury outdoor furniture manufacturer, according to a statement.
Market uncertainty in Asia combined with negative currency translation effects resulted in a modest increase in global sales for Haworth Inc. this year.
In court documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan earlier this month, Haworth alleges that Cypress, Calif.-based Exemplis Corp., which does business as SitOnIt Seating, “intentionally designed” its Rio task chair to resemble the Very Side chair.