The Aaron’s Co. to Acquire BrandsMart USA for $230 Million

by Julia Sanders

Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Atlanta-based furniture retailer The Aaron’s Co. has agreed to acquire BrandsMart USA. for $230 million. BrandsMart is an appliance and consumer electronics retailer with 10 stores in Florida and Georgia. For the 12 months that ended Dec. 25, 2021, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based company generated $757 million in revenue. The transaction is subject to closing adjustments and is expected to close during the second quarter. Upon closing, BrandsMart will report to Aaron’s president, Steve Olsen, and will continue to be headquartered in Fort Lauderdale. Additionally, Aaron’s will acquire 100 percent of the outstanding equity interests of Interbond Corp. of America, which does business as BrandsMart USA, from the Perlman family. BofA Securities Inc. is acting as financial advisor to Aaron’s and Jones Day is acting as legal advisor. Cassel Salpeter & Co. LLC is acting as financial advisor to BrandsMart and Cooley LLP is acting as legal advisor.

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