Firm which makes beds and mattresses in Oldbury sold for £340m

Oldbury-based Dreams, the bed and mattress retailer, has been sold to Tempur Sealy International (TPX) by owner Sun European Partners in a deal worth £340m.

Dreams’ management team will stay in place, led by Mike Logue who was appointed in 2013.

With 2,000 employees across the UK, Dreams sells 11,500 mattresses, bases and headboards per week to customers nationwide through its network of over 200 stores and online. It makes all of its own-brand mattresses at its factory in Oldbury. It currently makes 290,000 mattresses and over 160,000 divan bases a year before delivering to customers all across the UK through its 11 delivery centres and fleet of 140 vehicles

Mike Logue, CEO of Dreams, said: “We are delighted to be joining the Tempur Sealy family. Today marks a milestone for Dreams. It is recognition of the transformation we have delivered, and is an endorsement of our customer-focused strategy, our culture and our values. With Tempur Sealy we expect to drive our growth strategy and build on our position as the most recommended, specialist bed retailer. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our 2,000 colleagues for their hard work, dedication and commitment. Together we will continue to improve what we make, sell and deliver, to provide better sleep for all our customers.”

Tempur Sealy International, chairman and CEO Scott Thompson said: “Dreams has created a strong brand and business model, known for its outstanding products and customer service. We have partnered with Dreams for many years and they are one of the most talented retailers we work with, consistently demonstrated best-in-class web marketing and sales capabilities. This acquisition makes both organizations stronger, better positioned to service customers and bring innovative products to market. We look forward to welcoming the entire Dreams organization to the Tempur Sealy family.”

“This transaction is consistent with our stated strategy of acquiring companies when we see their addition as mutually beneficial and accretive to long-term shareholder value. We expect over time to realize synergy opportunities and long-term sales growth.”

“Our work with Dreams underscores our strength in partnering with outstanding management teams to accelerate value creation,” said Paul Daccus, Managing Director, Sun European Partners, LLP. “We are very pleased that our extensive experience in enhancing operations and capitalizing on new opportunities allowed us to achieve this positive outcome for Dreams and our investors.”