Galls, LLC, North America’s distributor of uniforms and equipment to the public safety market, announced today that it has acquired Best Uniforms, Inc., a regional distributor of similar products to public safety and transit personnel. Best Uniforms is headquartered in Wilmington, NC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Best Uniforms,” said Michael Wessner, chief executive officer of Galls. “Best Uniforms is a leader in the North Carolina and Virginia markets and has distinguished itself through excellent service in its stores. We are excited to build on Best Uniforms’ success by pairing it with Galls’ breadth of product assortment, national distribution capabilities, catalog and web presence, as well as our premier information technology infrastructure.”
As a family owned and operated business for over 20 years, Best Uniforms is committed to providing high quality uniforms and outstanding service to its police, fire, EMS, and transit customers. Founder and CEO John Best noted, “I am delighted to be teamed with Galls to servethe increasingly complex needs of the professional uniform community to an even higher level through our combined service and technology solution.”
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 third add-on acquisition for Galls under CI Capital’s ownership. The company also purchased Quartermaster in January 2012 and Roy Tailors Uniform Co., Inc. in September 2013.