Houston • Mattress Firm is buying The Sleep Train Inc. for $425 million to help bolster its position in the specialty retail bedding industry.
Sleep Train runs approximately 310 retail stores in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii. Mattress Firm Holding Corp. has more than 1,500 company-run and franchised stores in 36 states, including 19 in Utah. Its brands include Sealy, Serta and Tempur-Pedic.
As part of the deal announced Thursday, Houston-based Mattress Firm said it will also assume certain additional liabilities totaling about $15 million.
It plans to continue operating under both the Mattress Firm and Sleep Train brands and will keep privately held Sleep Train's corporate headquarters near Sacramento.