Encore Textile takes over Emerald Textiles

August 09, 2018 - United States Of America

Encore Textile Services, a portfolio company of Los Angeles-based private investment firm Highland Avenue Capital Partners, has taken over Emerald Textiles, a San Diego-based healthcare linen service provider. This brings together two largest independent healthcare laundry providers in California - the combined entity having five locations on the West Coast.

The combined business will have an unparalleled ability to better serve all the needs of their large regional customers in both Northern and Southern California.

“We are excited to welcome the Emerald team to the Encore family. It is our belief Emerald’s team of experienced and respected professionals will complement the Encore team as we continue to scale the organisation through organic growth, acquisitions and greenfield opportunities. Encore and Emerald are committed to providing the best value-proposition for current and future customers and look forward to continuing to serve our combined customer base with continued high-level service,” said Greg Anderson, CEO of the combined Encore and Emerald.

Under Highland Avenue’s ownership, Encore has grown through significant new customer wins, material investments in upgrading facilities and a universal commitment to servicing the customer.

"I am tremendously proud of what the Emerald team accomplished over the past eight years, and I am confident that the business is well positioned to continue to grow and thrive,” said Tom Gildred, CEO of Emerald.

Chris Sznewajs, co-founder and managing partner at Highland Avenue, added, “Highland’s original investment thesis centered around building scale while enhancing the company’s ability to service its consolidating customer base. The addition of Emerald to the Encore platform is a realisation of that thesis and allows us to serve the entire California market. We are excited about the two entities coming together and wanted to thank Tom Gildred and the entire Emerald team for building a great organisation focused on their customers.” (SV)