Bass-Mollett Acquires Elegante Brass Co.

An excerpt from Funeral Service Insider (


Bass-Mollett Publishers Inc. in Greenville, Illinois, has announced the acquisition of Elegante Brass Co., a provider of cremation urns to funeral professionals.

“We have been growing our business organically for the past several years while reviewing a number of acquisition opportunities. The Elegante acquisition was highly attractive because it fit nicely into our growth strategy and immediately generates added-value for the director,” says John Flowers, chairman and CEO of Bass-Mollett. “The Elegante brand is well-respected and well-known throughout the funeral industry, built over the years by Saul Goldstein and Robert DeLauro. When Saul informed us he was seeking an investor/partner/acquirer for his company, we were immediately interested.”

Dan Sheehan, president of Bass-Mollett, said the company plans to continue to run the two businesses independently from a market-facing standpoint.