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Filament Brands to Be Acquired by Lifetime Brands

Paul, Weiss is representing Filament Brands in its sale to Lifetime Brands, Inc. Based upon the closing price of Lifetime common stock the transaction values Filament at an enterprise value of approximately $313 million, which represents a pro forma adjusted EBITDA multiple of approximately 6.3x, inclusive of synergies and the effect of the net present value of inherited tax attributes. Filament, a portfolio company of Centre Partners, is a category leader and innovator in the housewares industry. Lifetime is a leading global provider of kitchenware, tableware and other products used in the home.

The Paul, Weiss team included corporate partners Steven Williams and Raphael Russo and counsel David Carmona and Philip Heimowitz; tax partner Brad Okun; real estate partner Peter Fisch; intellectual property partner Chuck Googe; antitrust counsel Marta Kelly; and environmental counsel William O’Brien.

December 21, 2017

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