Ares Weighs Sale of Iconic Paint Maker Farrow & Ball

(Bloomberg) — The owner of Farrow & Ball Ltd., the high-end English paint maker, is considering a sale of the business at a time of surging demand for home renovations, according to people familiar with the matter.



a close up of a bowl: Demand for decorating supplies has been robust during the coronavirus crisis, which has kept people indoors and many focused on home improvements.


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Demand for decorating supplies has been robust during the coronavirus crisis, which has kept people indoors and many focused on home improvements.

Ares Management is speaking to potential advisers about strategic options for Farrow & Ball, which generated record revenue last year, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing confidential information. Deliberations are in the early stages and no final decisions have been made, according to the people.

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A representative for Ares declined to comment. Farrow & Ball didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Founded in Dorset in the 1940s, Farrow & Ball is known for its unusually named paint colors — including Dead Salmon and

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