LEXINGTON, Ky.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Galls, LLC, North America’s leading distributor of uniforms and equipment to the public safety market, announced today that it has acquired Roy Tailors Uniform Co. Inc., a regional leader in the distribution of public safety, transit, and postal uniforms and equipment headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“The Authority In Public Safety Equipment and Apparel”
“We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Roy Tailors Uniform Co. Roy Tailors is a leader in the Ohio market and has distinguished itself through excellent service in its stores. We are excited to build on the company’s success by pairing it with Galls’ breadth of product, national distribution capabilities, catalog and web presence, and premier information technology infrastructure,” said Michael Wessner, chief executive officer of Galls.
As a family owned and operated business for over 50 years, Roy Tailors is committed to providing high quality uniforms and outstanding service to its police, fire, EMS, postal and transit customers.
Randy Loftspring, president and chief executive officer of Roy Tailors, said, “My father began Roy Tailors in 1958 by selling postal uniforms out of the trunk of his car. We have grown immensely since those humble beginnings, and it has been my greatest honor to serve the fine men and women in uniform. Joining the Galls family, with its broad product offerings, wide distribution capabilities, and advanced technology platform, enables us to take the next step forward and service our customers at an even greater level. We are thrilled with this partnership.”
Lexington, Kentucky based Galls, LLC was acquired by New York-based private equity firm CI Capital Partners in September 2011, as a platform investment in the public safety products market. This is the second add-on acquisition for Galls under CI Capital’s ownership. The company also purchased Quartermaster in January 2012.
ABOUT GALLS, LLC
Galls LLC, “The Authority In Public Safety Equipment and Apparel” is the industry leading supplier of uniforms and equipment to public safety professionals for over 45 years. Based in Lexington, KY, Galls markets under the brand names Galls and Quartermaster. Galls serves more than one million customers per year through its websites, internationally recognized catalog, highly trained inside and outside sales forces and nine retail service center locations. For more information about Galls, visit www.galls.com.
ABOUT ROY TAILORS UNIFORM CO., INC.
Roy Tailors provides quality uniforms and accessories to police, fire, EMS, postal, industrial, transit and hospitality employees. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with a second operation in Columbus, Ohio, Roy Tailors services the region’s major agencies and departments. To learn more about Roy Tailors, please visit www.roytailors.com.
ABOUT CI CAPITAL PARTNERS
CI Capital Partners LLC, a North American private equity firm, has been investing in middle-market companies since 1993. CI Capital forms partnerships with experienced management teams and entrepreneurs to build substantial businesses through add-on acquisitions, organic growth and operational improvements. Since the firm’s inception, CI Capital and its portfolio companies have made more than 100 acquisitions representing over $6 billion in enterprise value. CI Capital's existing portfolio consists of companies which collectively generate annual revenue of close to $4 billion, EBITDA of over $350 million and employ approximately 15,000 people. To learn more about CI Capital Partners, please visit www.cicapllc.com.