Hunter Douglas has acquired 91.8 percent of Mermet and its global operations from the Mermet family. Headquartered in Veyrins, France, Mermet is a manufacturer of glass fiber sunscreen fabrics.

In September, Hunter Douglas will make a public offer for the remaining shares, which are listed on the French stock exchange.

Mermet had sales of 51.2 million euros in 2004 and employs 360 people.