C.F. Stinson Announces Investment by BV Investment Partners

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C.F. Stinson, LLC, a tech-enabled designer and marketer of textiles to the commercial interiors industry, today announced that it has received a significant investment from BV Investment Partners (“BV”), a middle-market private equity firm focused on the information and business services sectors. BV is investing in partnership with Keith and Glenn Stinson, the third generation of family ownership. Keith and Glenn will continue to run the business and maintain a substantial ownership interest in the company.

Central to Stinson’s business model and success is the company’s patented, tech-enabled sample system developed by its wholly owned subsidiary, Sample Technologies. This system allows customers at all levels of the supply chain to easily access Stinson’s fabrics and order samples which is integral to the design and specification process across multiple market segments.

Andrew C. Davis, managing director of BV, said, “Stinson is the fund’s third investment with a tech-enabled distribution theme and has a number of attractive characteristics that align well with BV’s investment strategy and philosophy. The company is mission critical to its suppliers and customers, uniquely positioning it within the textile supply chain. Furthermore, Stinson serves diverse commercial markets including the attractive hospitality and healthcare industries, with a substantial percentage of its business derived from the growing demands of the U.S. healthcare delivery industry. We are thrilled with this opportunity to invest in an exceptional business and partner with industry veterans and true domain experts, Keith and Glenn.”

Keith Stinson, president and CEO, said, “As third-generation family owners, Glenn and I were careful in selecting a financial partner that aligns with our culture, values and vision for the future. It is clear to us we have found this in BV and we look forward to collaborating with the BV team to continue to accelerate the growth of C.F. Stinson.”

Glenn Stinson, vice president and COO, added, “BV has experience within the tech-enabled distribution segment and has a long and successful track record of working with market leading firms. We are looking forward to the next phase of Stinson’s growth in partnership with BV and we are confident the BV team will help us continue to better serve our customers, suppliers and employees.”

Sean Wilder, principal of BV, said, “Stinson has a very strong brand and reputation in its industry, established over the course of several decades. We are honored and thrilled to be partnered with Keith, Glenn and the rest of the Stinson team to help build upon Stinson’s strong legacy and success to date. Stinson is a pioneer and leader when it comes to leveraging data and technology to efficiently and reliably deliver best-in-class services. BV’s successful investments in ECRM and Plasco ID represent B2B, software-driven businesses that we have helped grow exponentially, both organically and through acquisition, and we look forward to pursuing and accomplishing similar results with C.F. Stinson.”

About C.F. Stinson

Established in 1952, C.F. Stinson purveys innovative commercial textiles that exceed customer expectations for design, performance, value, sustainability and service. For more information, please visit www.cfstinson.com.

About BV

BV Investment Partners is currently investing its eighth private equity fund. The firm is one of the oldest and most experienced sector-focused private equity firms in North America.  Since its founding in 1983, the firm has invested over $2.7 billion in 84 companies, actively targeting investments in the information and business services and communications industries.  For more information, please visit www.bvlp.com.