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Private equity firms have amassed sizable stakes in countless glamorous businesses, from casinos lining the Vegas strip to professional sports teams. But some of the most alluring investments come from everyday places.
PE industry stalwart Blackstone Group has just agreed to buy the family owned Chamberlain Group — parent of top-of-the-line garage door opener purveyor, LiftMaster. The Wall Street Journal reported news of the deal Tuesday, which values the company at roughly $5 billion including debt.
While arguably not as hip as some of Blackstone’s digital investments like dating app suite Bumble or family history service Ancestry, Illinois-based Chamberlain’s garage door openers are relied on by millions of homes and businesses worldwide.
Owner of the LiftMaster, Chamberlain, Grifco, and Merlin brands, the firm’s myQ platform grants users garage door control via an app, useful for remote acceptance of food and grocery deliveries or to simply let the pet out for a stroll. And a partnership with Amazon launched in 2019 offers Prime customers in select cities packages delivered securely right into their garages. With a business model as reliable and adaptive as Chamberlain’s, Blackstone wants in for the long haul:
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