NEW YORK - Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that it has advised the Shur-Line™ and Bulldog Hardware™ retail brands, portfolio companies owned by Nova Capital Management, on the acquisition of World and Main, LLC’s retail brands, formerly owned by Littlejohn & Co.
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World and Main, based in Cranbury, NJ, offers a unique combination of product development, merchandising and global sourcing across a family of brands and distributes these products to national, regional and independent hardware stores. World and Main’s owned brands include Comfort Zone™ portable fans and heaters, Bright-Way™ electrical supplies, Helping Hand™ housewares, PXpro™ paint tools, WordLock™ locks, and AquaPlumb™ faucets and repair parts.

The Shur-Line and Bulldog businesses are leading providers of branded and private label Do-It-Yourself, home improvement products for regional and national retailers, and independent hardware stores. Shur-Line’s manufacturing expertise will be brought to bear across World and Main’s broad supplier network to achieve even greater quality and efficiencies. Each of these businesses has long-term customer relationships fostered through a track record of category expertise, innovation and excellent quality/value.

The New York-based Reed Smith team was led by corporate partner Chris Sheaffer and included corporate associates Anatoliy Rozental, Lowell Bourgeois, and Sophie Ha.

A copy of the press release issued by Nova Capital Management announcing this transaction can be found at