Bassett Furniture (BSET) – An Acquisition Offer for $21/Share

Retail and Consumer
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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Bassett Furniture Industries, Incorporated manufactures, markets, and retails home furnishings in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Wholesale, Retail, and Logistical Services. It is involved in the design, manufacture, sourcing, sale, and distribution of furniture products to a network of company-owned and licensee-owned Bassett Home Furnishings (BHF) retail stores, as well as independent furniture retailers; and wood and upholstery operations. As of September 16, 2017, the company operated a network of 91 company-and licensee-owned stores. It also provides shipping, delivery, and warehousing services to customers in the furniture industry. In addition, the company owns and leases retail store properties. It also distributes its products through other multi-line furniture stores, Bassett galleries or design centers, specialty stores, and mass merchants. Bassett Furniture Industries was founded in 1902 and is based in Bassett, Virginia.

Joe Gomes, Senior Research Analyst, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

Joshua Zoepfel, Research Associate, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

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Acquisition Proposal. Yesterday, CSC Generation Holdings, Inc. released correspondence sent to Bassett Furniture Industries, Incorporated offering to purchase the Company for $21 per share in an all-cash acquisition. According to the letter, CSC “submitted bona fide, attractive acquisition proposals to the Board of Directors of the Company on June 30, 2022 and September 26, 2022, the Board has been unwilling to engage with us in any meaningful way.”

Who Is CSC? Founded in 2016, CSC has a successful track record of acquiring store and catalogue-based companies and then transforming them into high-performance, digital-first brands through CSC’s proven omni-channel technology platform, operating expertise and scale. CSC is backed by world-class institutional investors, including Altos Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Panasonic, and the family offices of domain experts in the industry, such as the founders of Wayfair and Since its founding, CSC has acquired and successfully integrated a number of well-known brands, such as Sur La Table and One Kings Lane.

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