Galls, a portfolio company of CI Capital Partners, has acquired Roy Tailors Uniform Co. Galls was acquired by CI Capital Partners in September 2011, as a platform investment in the public safety products market and the buy of Roy Tailors is the second add-on acquisition for Galls under CI Capital’s ownership. The company also purchased Quartermaster in January 2012.
Roy Tailors provides uniforms and accessories to police, fire, EMS, postal, industrial, transit and hospitality employees. The company, family owned and operated for over 50 years, is headquartered in Cincinnati with a second operation in Columbus (www.roytailors.com).
“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.”
Galls is a supplier of uniforms and equipment to public safety professionals. Galls markets under the brand names Galls and Quartermaster. The company serves more than one million customers per year through its websites, catalog, inside and outside sales forces and nine retail service center locations. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Lexington, KY (www.galls.com).
“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.
CI Capital Partners invests from $25 million to $100 million in middle market companies in the following sectors: business services, consumer services, distribution, government services and defense, and light manufacturing. Since the firm’s inception in 1993, 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 approximately $4 billion, EBITDA of approximately $350 million, and employ approximately 15,000 people. The firm is based in New York (www.cicapllc.com).
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