Aurora Announces Receipt of FTC Approval to Merge with Matthews International
Aurora Casket Company today announced it has received Federal Trade Commission approval to complete its planned sale to and merger with Matthews International. Aurora and Matthews expect to close the transaction on August 19, 2015.
Aurora is expected to be integrated into Matthews Memorialization Group. The combined funeral home operations will be branded Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions, bringing together the best products, marketing programs, and services from both companies.
Michael Quinn, Aurora’s President and Chief Executive Officer said, “The merger of Matthews and Aurora to create Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions is good for the funeral service profession, good for Aurora customers and good for the Aurora team. The combined business will deliver even more business building solutions to our funeral home customers, which will help grow and improve their businesses. The combined team will do more for the profession than either team could have accomplished alone.”
Founded in 1890, Aurora Casket is a leading funeral service supplier. The company operates five manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada, and provides a full range of burial, cremation, memorial and technology products to funeral home clients that help to celebrate every life and create healing moments for families. For more information, visit www.auroraadvantage.com.
Marty Strohofer, Vice President of Marketing and Product Development