Gordon Brothers Group Acquires Inventory, Equipment and IP of CHEF’S Catalog, Including Brands, Trademarks and Domain Names

Press Release

Gordon Brothers Group, a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm specializing in the industrial, consumer products and retail sectors, announced that it has acquired the inventory, equipment and intellectual property assets of CHEF’S Catalog, including brands, trademarks and domain names.

CHEF’S Catalog operated as a multi-channel specialty retailer of high-end, branded and private label cookware products through its catalog and online channel. While historically focused on branded, luxury kitchen goods, the company built and maintained its own CHEF’S private label.  The CHEF’s brand became its top selling brand by 2014, accounting for well over half of product volume. The company’s private label offerings included approximately 1,000 unique SKU’s. 

“We are excited to acquire one of the premier brands in the kitchen goods area. CHEF’s is known for its high product quality, desirability and design, which provides a strong foundation for the brand’s future growth,” stated Jim Lightburn, Managing Director, Gordon Brothers Group.

Gordon Brothers Group has begun searching for buyers of the assets, including but not limited to the warehouse equipment, rolling stock and excess inventory.

This transaction represents Gordon Brothers Group’s latest brand acquisition, having previously purchased Polaroid, The Sharper Image, Linen’s N Things, The Bombay Company and Coby Electronics, among others.

For inquiries, please contact Jim Lightburn at jlightburn@gordonbrothers.com or 617-422-7832.