Weber Acquires Appliance and Technology Company June
Palatine, Ill. – January 12, 2021 – Weber-Stephen Products, LLC (Weber), the world’s leader in innovative, high-performance grilling, announced today it acquired June, a smart appliance and technology company that created the June Oven and JuneOS, a connected operating system for smart appliances. Under the terms of the deal, Weber has acquired 100 percent of June, including its proprietary software, technology, intellectual property, and the June Oven line of products and accessories. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Previously, Weber and June collaborated to develop Weber Connect™, a precision grilling technology platform that makes grilling the perfect meal simple for every level of cook via a breakthrough WiFi and smartphone-enabled grilling experience. Weber Connect won the Award for Best Connected Home Product at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
“The acquisition is a significant step in the advancement of our strategy to revolutionize the outdoor cooking experience through digital products, services, and experiences that make grilling more dynamic and exciting,” said Chris Scherzinger, CEO of Weber-Stephen Products LLC. “June has been an invaluable partner in developing our Weber Connect platform. Adding June’s expertise and technology to our own allows us to accelerate our connected innovation programs and better address grillers’ needs with new products and services that offer simplicity and fuel grilling discovery through enhanced capabilities.”
For June, Weber’s global business footprint, infrastructure, resources, and expertise, open significant scale to June’s products and technology, including broadening the roadmap for future product and technology development.
June co-founders Matt Van Horn and Nikhil Bhogal join Weber and serve as President of June, and Senior Vice-President, Technology and Connected Devices of Weber, respectively. Mr. Bhogal will work across all Weber research and development programs and product categories. Mr. Van Horn will continue to lead and develop the June Oven products and accessories business, which will become a strategic business unit within Weber. June Oven products and accessories are available on www.juneoven.com and via select retailers.
“We are proud to join Weber, the global leader in grilling and a partner we have enjoyed a meaningful relationship with for some time,” said Matt Van Horn. “This deal immediately broadens the reach of our technology and gives all June team members exciting new challenges to continue to bring intelligent cooking to households worldwide.”
Weber-Stephen Products began perfecting grilling in 1952 with the invention of the revolutionary Weber® Kettle Grill. Decades later, Weber has proven its dedication to superior grilling by continuously innovating with new grills, techniques, and expertise, enabling its loyal grilling fans to Discover What's Possible with Weber. BDT Capital Partners, an investment firm that provides family-and founder-led businesses with long-term, differentiated capital, is a majority shareholder in Weber-Stephen Products through affiliated fund vehicles and a member of the Board.
June, founded in 2013 by Matt Van Horn and Nikhil Bhogal, pioneered the smart oven with the world’s first and only intelligent countertop convection oven that functions as an all-in-one cooking appliance. Through innovative technology, elegant design, and unprecedented performance, the June Oven makes cooking easy for everyone.
Weber Connect™ is a trademark of Weber-Stephen, LLC.