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Sleep Country Canada buying weighted blanket company Hush Blankets

David Friesema, the CEO of Sleep Country Canada, sits on the new "Bloom" mattress, as he poses for a photo at a store in Toronto on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. has signed a deal to buy Hush Blankets, a direct-to-consumer seller of weighted blankets, pillows, sheets and bed-in-a-box mattresses.

Under the deal, Sleep Country will acquire a 52 per cent stake in Hush for $25 million.

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The company has also agreed to buy the other 48 per cent in annual 16 percentage point stake increments starting March 31, 2023, at a price based on the business’s financial performance.

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Hush was founded in 2017 by Lior Ohayon and Aaron Spivak and launched a weighted blanket in Canada in 2018.

Sleep Country says Hush will continue to operate as an independent business led by Ohayon and Spivak and a board including senior management from Sleep Country and Hush.

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