Bunzl plc has acquired Blake H Brown, Inc. which trades as Tillman. The business, which is based in California, is engaged in the sale of a variety of personal protection equipment, principally gloves, to distributors throughout the US who supply customers operating in the welding and industrial sectors. Most products supplied are own label which are sold under the Tillman brand. Revenue in the year ended 31 December 2014 is expected to be approximately US$100 million.

EC Mergers & Acquisitions acted as financial advisor to Blake H. Brown, Inc. on this transaction.