ScS confirms acquisition of sofa-in-a-box brand

Greg Stevens

ScS has acquired the model, domain names, web site, intellectual home and stock of Snugsofa.com (Comfortable) from the administrator of Comfortable Shack for consideration of £875,000.

Comfortable, a digital-initial couch and sofabed enterprise specialising in modular and re-configurable sofas, was established by Robert and Peter Bridgman in 2018 as a single of Europe’s initial couch-in-a-box ideas (see related), and has developed to come to be a person of the most significant shops in this phase of the home furnishings industry.

Even though predominantly on the internet, Snug also operates from one particular retail outlet in Leeds.

ScS CEO Steve Carson comments: “Snug is an fascinating and youthful enterprise with great prospective. It has a solid and recognisable brand name, a differentiated item and targets a market place that enhances our proposition. In that regard, it presents us with an remarkable possibility to further more increase market share. We therefore, see it as a excellent strategic and cultural fit which reinforces our determination to helping our consumers make the dwelling they love. We search ahead to welcoming our new colleagues into the ScS spouse and children.” 

ScS expects there to be an possibility to insert Cosy concessions to its merchants, delivering the model with drastically improved nationwide visibility and penetration. Snug’s model and differentiated electronic-initially supplying is set to complement ScS’ existing proposition, further more diversifying its shopper foundation and expanding sector share. Snug’s innovative approach to social engagement and digital advertising will be an asset to the broader ScS organization while Cosy will profit from the group’s know-how, supplier interactions and scale, says ScS.

Comfortable has 53 users of personnel who have been a sizeable element of its results, and that crew will be part of the group as element of the acquisition. 

For the 12 months to 31st December 2022, Snug expects revenues of c.£20m.

Snug will report in line with the ScS’ financial year, utilize the group’s accounting procedures, and is expected to be earnings accretive in FY24.

A group from Evelyn Associates done the sale of the business and assets, and says that in the 2021 monetary 12 months the company recorded revenues in excessive of £30m, up from £7m a calendar year ahead of. As a digital-first enterprise, the brand has subsequently grown a social media neighborhood of about 300,000 people today and garnered various industry awards.

In spite of massive ambitions for 2022, Comfortable was confronted with tough trading problems from a backdrop of a difficult economic climate, says Evelyn Partners – in specific, a +700% enhance in transport prices, unfavourable exchange costs, and more effects of the expense of dwelling crisis. 

“It has been a rollercoaster several yrs balancing exponential development with supply chain issues and escalating a workforce remotely as a result of Covid,” states Snug’s administration group. “Snug established out to disrupt the market with rapid and handy supply of modular sofas, and this new partnership with ScS supports us in our ambitions to be a leader in the business. Snug’s loyal buyer foundation has been the foundation of our achievements due to the fact the starting, and we’re now looking ahead to continuing this journey with their aid and the help of such a properly-revered and set up spouse.”

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