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June 29, 2015 11:48 PM ET

Household Durables

Company Overview of Waterford Wedgwood Plc

Company Overview

Waterford Wedgwood Plc, through its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and distributes lifestyle products under three segments: waterford crystal, ceramics group, and W-C designs & spring. The waterford crystal segment manufactures and distributes waterford crystal, stuart crystal, edinburgh crystal, and cashs mail order products. The ceramics group segment involves in the manufacture and distribution of ceramics products; and distribution of crystal products. The W-C Designs & Spring segment operates in the distribution of a range of cookware products; and distribution of linen products, including Waterford linens under a license from Waterford Crystal. It markets its products under the w...

Embassy House Herbert Park Lane


Dublin,  4


Founded in 1759

8,089 Employees


353 1 607 0166


353 1 607 0177

Key Executives for Waterford Wedgwood Plc

Director and Chief Executive Officer of Rosenthal AG
Age: 62
Creative Director
Special Consultant, Director, Member of Audit Committee and Director of Waterford Wedgwood UK Plc
Age: 70
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Waterford Wedgwood Plc Key Developments

PE Firms Said To Be Eyeing Waterford Wedgwood

Waterford Wedgwood Plc may be sold. The company is being eyed by private equity (PE) buyers after its owners put it up for sale. According to the news report, Searchlight Capital Partners, Cinven Limited, and Pamplona Capital Management LLP are said to have expressed an interest in the business. Goldman Sachs is running an auction process for the company and is said to also be receiving interests from potential Chinese buyers. The news report added that Waterford Wedgwood is said to be hoping for a $650 million valuation.

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