Mechanix Wear, a portfolio company of Gryphon Investors (“Gryphon”), has acquired Chicago Protective Apparel (“CPA”). Based in Skokie, Illinois, CPA is a 108-year-old manufacturer of personal protective equipment (PPE) offering an extensive line of over 20,000 products for arc flash, foundry, and welding applications.

Mechanix Wear, based in Valencia, California, designs and manufactures high-performance work gloves for use in automotive, construction, and tactical applications. The Company’s products are sold in more than 20,000 retail store locations across more than 70 countries and through industrial distributors.

EC M&A acted as M&A advisor to Mechanix Wear and Gryphon on this transaction.