S&C Advises Knoll in $1.8 Billion Combination with Herman Miller

April 19, 2021

Knoll Inc. has agreed to be acquired by Herman Miller Inc. in a transaction valued at $1.8 billion. Upon completion of the deal, Herman Miller shareholders will own approximately 78 percent of the combined company and Knoll shareholders will own approximately 22 percent.

This combination will create the preeminent leader in design, catalyzing the transformation of the home and office sectors at a time of unprecedented disruption.
 
The S&C team representing Knoll includes Steve Kotran, Lee Parnes, Ryan Jolly, Leo Held and Kyle Hess. Ron Creamer and Nir Fishbien are advising on tax matters;  Heather Coleman, Sarah Remmer Long and Rebekah Kostelak are advising on executive compensation and benefits matters; Ari Blaut, Joyce Kwok and Michael Basse are advising on financing matters; Joe Matelis, Eric Queen, Bradley Smith, Clea McClellan and Rachel VanGelder are advising on U.S. antitrust matters; Juan Rodriguez and Oscar Hayward are advising on non-U.S. antitrust matters;  Cathy Clarkin is advising on securities law matters; Matthew Brennan is advising on environmental matters; and Mehdi Ansari and Justin Orr are advising on intellectual property matters.