Friday, 25 June, 2021
In late April, Herman Miller and Knoll announced their forthcoming union. Two months later, the shape of the merger is starting to become clear. Among other key details, we now know that the two have set a date for the design wedding of the century.
In internal emails obtained by Business of Home, Herman Miller CEO Andi Owen wrote to staff on June 18 that while the deal had originally been set to finalize in the third quarter of 2021, the merger has achieved antitrust clearance ahead of schedule, paving the way for a much earlier signing. Both companies are now set to hold shareholder votes on July 13. “Assuming everything goes as hoped, the deal should close about a week after those meetings,” Owen wrote.