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First Uniform Acquisition

Read’s Uniforms, LLC, a portfolio company of Brighton Partners, has acquired the assets of First Uniform, Inc. (“First Uniform”). First Uniform distributes medical uniforms throughout the Southeast via in-hospital stores, mobile stores, and e-commerce, including customer-dedicated portals.

Innercept Management Corporation Acquisition

Crew One Productions acquired the assets of Innercept Management Corporation, a provider of skilled temporary labor for concerts and other large events in South and Central Florida.

Tim Jorgensen Joins Crew One Productions as President

Crew One Productions, Inc., a leading provider of skilled temporary labor for concerts, music festivals, and other live events, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Jorgensen as President.  Prior to joining Crew One, Tim was a Regional Vice President at ASM Global, overseeing stadium, arena and theater relationships throughout the U.S.  Tim previously spent 10 years with Live Nation Entertainment in various senior operations roles.  A native of San Diego, Tim earned a degree in Hospitality Management and Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas.

Colorado Industrial Packaging Investment

Brighton completed a platform investment in Colorado Industrial Packaging (“CIP”). CIP designs, manufactures and distributes engineered packaging solutions. The Company serves a diverse base of customers located throughout the U.S. from facilities in Colorado Springs and Denver. The CIP transaction represents the first institutional capital invested in the business. Brighton Partners will work closely with management to invest in systems, people and infrastructure, all in support of accelerated growth.

Lejoy Uniforms Acquisition

Read’s Uniforms acquired the assets of Lejoy Uniforms, a distributor of uniforms to hospitals and physician offices in the Birmingham, AL area. 

Jean’s Uniforms Acquisition

Read’s Uniforms acquired the assets of Jean’s Uniforms, a distributor of uniforms to hospitals and physician offices in the Spartanburg, SC area. 

Partial Exit of APG Investment

Brighton sold a portion of its investment in Aftermarket Performance Group in a recapitalization transaction led by Ripple Industries. Brighton continues to own a significant minority equity position in the business.

US Tarp – Citizens Bank Credit Facility

US Tarp closed a new senior credit facility, including a term note and line of credit, with Citizens Bank. 

Carolina Uniforms Acquisition

Read’s Uniforms acquired the assets of Carolina Uniforms & Equipment, a distributor of uniforms to police, fire, EMS and sheriff’s departments in the greater Charlotte, NC area. 

Read’s Uniforms Investment

Brighton completed a platform investment in Read’s Uniforms, a distributor of uniforms to the public safety, healthcare, industrial, hospitality and education end markets. With headquarters in Asheville, NC, the Company operates 10 retail locations in small markets located throughout the Southeast. An online portal, mobile store and team of field sales reps round out the “omnichannel” distribution platform.  The Read’s Uniforms acquisition was completed in September of 2020 and represents the first institutional capital in the business.  The (continuing) owner/operators have an impressive track record of acquiring smaller competitors – Brighton plans to help them accelerate this growth strategy while continuing to build out the sales team and refine the Company’s e-commerce channel.