Posted on October 24, 2017
JLL PB Holding LLC, the parent company of Point Blank Enterprises (“Point Blank”), the worldwide leader in the production of soft and hard body armor and related protective solutions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Short Bark Industries, a certified Berry Amendment compliant manufacturer of tactical and strategic gear and uniforms for various branches of the U.S. military (i.e. Army, Navy and Marine Corps).
Marking this occasion, Point Blank, announced the establishment of a new division, Protective Apparel & Uniforms, which will incorporate the Short Bark business. “We look forward to leveraging the Short Bark’s legacy under our Protective Apparel & Uniforms brand. The acquisition will strengthen our global operational capabilities and consolidate our position as the preferred supplier of tactical wear and public safety uniforms in the world,” said Paulo Motoki, Chief Operating Officer of Protective Apparel & Uniforms and Point Blank Enterprises.
The acquisition of Short Bark Industries, by its parent company JLL PB Holding LLC, is another demonstration of Point Blank’s commitment to meet the growing needs of the U.S. military, law enforcement, and public safety personnel worldwide.
The acquisition of Short Bark was through an auction process conducted pursuant to section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code.