Dayton, OH

LION is a fourth-generation family-owned manufacturer of personal protective equipment and training products for firefighters, law enforcement, emergency services, and military organizations in the U.S. and internationally.

LION specializes in structural protective suits, footwear, gloves, helmets, and hoods, station wear and uniforms, training products, and equipment cleaning and repair services.

Transaction Driver

Our investment was used to complete the company’s acquisition of Elbeco, Inc. and refinance existing debt. Elbeco is a fourth-generation designer and distributor of performance uniforms for law enforcement, fire, emergency medical service and transportation professionals.

Add-On Criteria

  • Manufacturers of personal protective equipment, station wear, and training products for fire service and law enforcement end users
  • Cleaning and repair services for personal protective equipment
  • Geography: North America