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Guardian Portfolio Company, CrewBoss, Announces the Add-on Acquisition of Quaker Safety Products

Wayne, PA – CB Garment, Inc. (dba “CrewBoss”), a portfolio company investment of Guardian Capital Partners (“Guardian”), has announced the acquisition of Quaker Safety Products (“Quaker”).

Since 1986, Quaker Safety Products, based in Quakertown, PA, has been a leading manufacturer of fire-proof protective apparel.The Quaker Safety product portfolio will be an outstanding extension to CrewBoss (www.crewbossppe.com). CrewBoss, known for legendary toughness, has been the fire-resistant brand of choice for over thirty years by firefighters, first responders and the department of defense.

Headquartered in Eugene, OR, the CrewBoss management team is extremely excited to partner with Quaker.  Ryan Davidson, Director of Sales stated, “The acquisition of Quaker Safety will advance CrewBoss’ ability to provide firefighters a full range of certified PPE. Collaboratively, we will bring further innovation to our end users”. Adrian Ironside, Partner at Guardian added, “CrewBoss will build upon Quaker’s legacy of manufacturing high-quality turnout gear.” 

Michael Scala, Chief Executive Officer at CrewBoss, said, “CrewBoss is incredibly excited to join with Quaker. Together our combined product suite further positions us to answer the needs of our distributors and end users.”

For more information about the transaction, contact Adrian Ironside at Guardian Capital Partners at (610) 263-0104 or aironside@guardiancp.com.

About Guardian Capital Partners

Based in suburban Philadelphia, Guardian Capital Partners (www.guardiancp.com) is an operationally focused private equity firm with regulatory assets under management of over $600 million. Guardian makes control investments in lower middle market consumer products, niche manufacturing, and specialty business service companies with annual revenue between $20 million and $100 million. Guardian collaboratively works with owner-operators to build a vision for accelerating growth strategies and creating sustainable profitability. Whether business owners are looking to monetize their ownership stakes, a management team is seeking a partner to facilitate a management buyout, or a corporate parent is planning to sell a non-core asset, Guardian brings speed, certainty, and a solution-oriented structure to meet the seller’s needs.

Guardian Capital Partners is a Pennsylvania based investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Market conditions can vary over time and past fund performance does not guarantee future fund results.

About CrewBoss

Headquartered in Eugene, OR, CB Garment, Inc. (https://crewbossppe.com/) designs and manufactures high-quality fire protection compliant apparel and personal protective equipment.  CrewBoss, known for legendary toughness, has been the fire-resistant brand of choice for over thirty years by firefighters, first responders and the department of defense.