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BBJ Linen acquires La Tavola

January 7th, 2020 / By: / Company News, Industry News

BBJ Rentals Inc., a leading provider of special event linen rental products and services, has acquired La Tavola Fine Linen, a premier event linen rental company based in Napa, Calif.

“Unifying La Tavola’s well-respected brand with the dependability and depth of inventory BBJ Linen is known for creates a unified organization with unmatched offerings,” says BBJ CEO Greg Sullivan. “We’re excited to bring these companies together and have high expectations as these two excellent teams merge and form the very best in the industry.”

Headquartered near Chicago, Ill., BBJ has a team of linen experts in select cities across the United States and serves customers around the world. A leader in the specialty linen marketplace, BBJ offers unmatched quantities of new products while focusing on elevating every customer’s event experience with first-class service.

Formerly owned by Frontenac, a private equity firm based in Chicago, La Tavola is well-known for its extensive variety of fabrics, innovation and customer loyalty.

“By coming under the BBJ umbrella, we’ll be able to share our extensive collection more widely throughout the U.S. and beyond, showing the combined breadth and depth of this new entity,” says Carmel Drudy, La Tavola’s CEO. “Working together with BBJ will bring the best of both worlds to our respective client bases, combining the strong La Tavola brand integrity with BBJ Linen’s wide distribution model. This partnership surely is a win for the industry.”

JEGI, a leading independent investment bank for the global media, events and event services, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors, was the exclusive financial advisor to La Tavola in this transaction.