Gryphon Investors (“Gryphon”), a San Francisco-based middle-market private equity firm, has made a significant investment in Mechanix Wear®, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance work gloves. Working alongside current owner and CEO Michael Hale, who has retained an ownership stake in Mechanix Wear, Gryphon intends to build a leading platform in the personal protective equipment (“PPE”) sector.

Mechanix Wear, headquartered in Valencia, CA, is a leading, globally recognized provider of automotive, construction, industrial, and tactical hand protection products. The Company has a reputation for delivering consistent superior performance, quality, and reliability, and has gained a loyal and growing following of passionate consumers. Mechanix Wear sells its products in more than 20,000 retail store locations across more than 70 countries and through industrial distributors.

EC M&A acted as financial advisor to Gryphon Investors on this transaction.