Benjamin Moore Acquires UK Distributor


Coatings company Benjamin Moore announced last month the acquisition of its United Kingdom distribution partner Shaw Paints Ltd.

Prior to the transaction, Shaw Paints was the U.K. distributor of Benjamin Moore products and color offerings to consumers, designers and professionals.

“We’re thrilled to formally incorporate Shaw Paints Ltd into our international sales operations as they’ve been a trusted partner these past five years,” said Dan Calkins, Benjamin Moore Chairman and CEO. “With their sterling track record, this will enable Benjamin Moore to increase scale throughout the region and offer our best-in-class products to more U.K. customers.”

With this acquisition, Shaw Paints will become Benjamin Moore U.K., in an effort to accelerate the brand’s growth in the United Kingdom, according to the company. Benjamin Moore U.K. will continue to operate showrooms in Slough, Chelsea and Wilmslow, as well as fulfillment to a network of authorized stockists throughout the market.

“The Benjamin Moore brand has been exceptionally well received in the U.K. market since the launch in 2015 and we have experienced strong growth as a result of our strategic partnership with Benjamin Moore,” said Craig Shaw, Shaw Paints Ltd Co-Founder.

“We’re proud of the business we operate in the United Kingdom and through this acquisition, we expect to further accelerate growth with our industry-leading products and unparalleled color offerings.”

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Tagged categories: Acquisitions; Benjamin Moore; Business matters; Distributors; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); EU; Good Technical Practice; Mergers; NA; North America

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