Headwaters advised Atlas Homewares, a manufacturer of decorative hardware products on its merger with Top Knobs, a fine decorative hardware company owned by Harbour Group.
“It was an honor to work with founder Adrienne Morea, who built an award-winning business from the ground up,” said Managing Director Darin Good with Headwaters Building Products and Construction practice. “Adrienne is incredibly talented and has a gift for developing innovative, fashion-forward and contemporary designs.
A notable designer and guest on HGTV’s House Hunters as well as a celebrity designer consultant, Ms. Morea has received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award and the Stevie Award. “After more than 20 years, I’m proud of the business I’ve built and I am thrilled to be combining forces with Top Knobs,” said Ms. Morea. “The guidance, advice and skillful process management that Headwaters provided helped me achieve an outlier result.”
Coming from a background of jewelry design, Adrienne first sought to design hardware when looking to decorate her own kitchen. She created Atlas Homewares to feature, as she stated, “jewelry for the home.” Atlas Homewares has grown into a globally recognized brand that has been featured regularly in dozens of design and décor magazines, including Better Homes & Gardens, Architectural Digest, Upscale Remodeling and more.
Headwaters MB acted as exclusive financial advisor to Atlas Homewares in the transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
About Atlas Homewares
Atlas provides decorative hardware products, including cabinet knobs, cabinet pulls, bath accessories, house numbers, and switch plates. The company leads the market in fashionforward and contemporary designs, appreciated by style-minded customers across North America. Atlas was founded by Adrienne Morea and is based in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.atlashomewares.com.
About Top Knobs
Top Knobs specializes in fine decorative hardware for the kitchen and bath. Designers value Top Knobs for exceptional craftsmanship and attention to fine architectural detail – which is immediately apparent in the weighted feel and in the character of each hand-finished creation. Every cabinet knob, door handle, pull, hook or fixture by Top Knobs offers a completely sealed finish that lasts for years, so there's not wear on the drawer knobs and pulls which are opened most. That's why Top Knobs confidently offers an exclusive lifetime warranty for the original purchaser. They have over 4,000 kitchen, bath and closet designs, to match nearly every individual style and decor. Quality, craftsmanship, longevity and selection – "always the perfect opening." For more information, please visit www.topknobs.com.
About Harbour Group
Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Mo. Harbour Group's companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution in multiple industries, including flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, specialty LED systems, niche distribution, logistics services, decorative kitchen and bath hardware, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, entertainment and music products, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment. Since its founding in 1976, Harbour Group has acquired 177 companies in 37 different industries. For more information, please visit www.harbourgroup.com.