Investment Firm Buys Portion of Bachrach

An affiliate of Boca Raton, FL-based private investment firm Sun Capital Partners has acquired a sizable percentage of men’s apparel cataloger/retailer Bachrach Clothing. Specifics regarding which of Sun Capital’s affiliates acquired the business and how much its has purchased have not been disclosed for legal reasons.

Based in Decatur, IL, with merchandising and marketing offices also in Chicago, Bachrach operates 49 stores in 17 states in addition to mailing a catalog. A family business dating back to the late 1870s, Bachrach is currently run by the founder’s great-grandson, chairman/CEO Ed Bachrach. He will remain involved with the company. According to Craig Heisner, vice president of marketing, “It’s never easy when something like this happens. He is still involved, and will remain so as we work through the transition stage.”

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