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Middleby Adds High-End Outdoor Kitchen Company

The Middleby Corp. has acquired privately held Lynx Grills, a Downey, Calif., maker of luxury grills and custom outdoor kitchen products for the consumer market.

Lynx Grills, founded in 1996, had been owned by Century Park Capital Partners since 2006. Its product line include the SmartGrill, a voice-activated, WiFi-enabled grill that can be programmed from a smart phone, and an ADA-compliant grill for individuals with disabilities. Lynx also makes cocktail station and an outdoor refrigerator and ice machine.

“Lynx is a highly complementary fit with our growing portfolio of premium residential brands,” stated Selim Bassoul, Middleby’s chairman and CEO. “We are excited about the continued growth opportunities of Lynx and Sedona brands, which we believe can be further accelerated within the broader Middleby group.”

Lynx joins Middleby’s other residential kitchen brands, including Brigade, Jade, TurboChef  and Viking. Elgin, Ill.-based Middleby also has more than four dozen brands in the commercial foodservice and food processing industries.

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