Linens 'n Things, Inc.
Industry: Retail / Consumer
Acquired: February 2006
Realized: May 2008
Linens ‘n Things, Inc. was the second largest specialty retailer of home textiles, housewares and home accessories in North America. As of 2006, it operated 571 stores in 47 US states and six Canadian provinces. A destination retailer, it offered a broad selection of high-quality brand-name and private label home furnishings, primarily targeting females between the ages of 25 and 55. The company was founded in 1975 and headquartered in Clifton, New Jersey.
In February 2009, Linens Holding Co. was sold to a JV led by Gordon Brothers Retail Partners. In December 2013, the JV sold the brand to Galaxy Brand Holdings.
* Portfolio company of TriArtisan Capital Partners, the predecessor to TriArtisan that was founded by Rohit Manocha and Gerald Cromack in 2002.