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Life Uniform acquires Uniform City Corp

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Jul '06
Sun Capital Partners Inc, a leading private investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and investments in market-leading companies, announced that The Life Uniform Company ("Life"), an affiliated portfolio company, has acquired Uniform City Corporations ("Uniform City"), a leading provider of proprietary brand name uniforms, shoes, and accessories to medical and hospitality professionals for over 40 years.

Uniform City distributes through a network of retail stores, national catalogues, and an e-store. Craig Linn will remain as CEO of Uniform City. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

M. Steven Liff, Managing Director, Sun Capital Partners, Inc., stated, "The Uniform City acquisition is an excellent fit for Life Uniform, allowing Life to become not only a leading retailer of scrubwear and complementary products, but a leader in the catalogue segment as well."

Robert Buzzell, CEO, Life Uniform, added, "We believe that the acquisition of Uniform City will provide significant cost synergies, strengthen our retail and online operations, and make the combined company the clear retail and direct marketing leader in the medical apparel and accessories industry. We remain committed to providing our customers with outstanding customer service at every point of contact."

Craig Linn, CEO, Uniform City Corporations, commented, "We are delighted to be joining the Life Uniform family. The combination will provide the necessary resources to greatly accelerate our natural growth, which could not have been accomplished as a stand-alone entity."


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