January 2020


New York, NY, January 7, 2020 – BBJ, a leading national provider of special events products and services, has acquired La Tavola, a premier specialty events products and services provider based in Napa, CA, as announced by Greg Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer of BBJ.

JEGI | CLARITY (, the leading independent investment bank for the global consumer and B2B media, marketing, events and information services sectors, with offices in New York, Boston, London and Sydney, represented Frontenac Company and La Tavola in this transaction.

“Unifying La Tavola’s well-respected brand with the dependability and depth of inventory BBJ Linen is known for, creates a unified organization with unmatched offerings,” said Sullivan. “We’re excited to bring these companies together, and have high expectations as these two excellent teams merge and form the very best in the industry.”

Headquartered near Chicago, BBJ has a team of linen experts in select cities across the United States and serves customers around the world. A leader in the specialty linen marketplace, BBJ offers unmatched quantities of new product offerings while focusing on elevating every customer’s event experience with first-class service.

Formerly owned by Frontenac, a private equity firm based in Chicago, La Tavola is well-known for its extensive variety of fabrics, innovation, and customer loyalty.

“By coming under the BBJ umbrella, we’ll be able to share our extensive collection more widely throughout the US and beyond, showing the combined breadth and depth of this new entity,” said Carmel Drudy, La Tavola’s CEO. “Working together with BBJ will bring the best of both worlds to our respective client bases, combining the strong La Tavola brand integrity with BBJ Linen’s wide distribution model. This partnership surely is a win for the industry.”

About La Tavola
La Tavola is the nation’s premier linen rental company for weddings, private parties, and special/corporate events. The company is known for its extensive selection of quality on-trend fabrics, designs, and colors, and serves clients across the entire country. La Tavola showrooms are currently located in Beverly Hills, Corona Del Mar, Dallas, Los Gatos, Napa, Sacramento, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Scottsdale. For more information, visit

About BBJ Rentals
BBJ Rentals, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Niles, IL, is an industry-leading provider of special event linen rental products and services to weddings, social and corporate events in the United States and internationally. BBJ Linen elevates event experiences with artfully designed and curated linen collections to make celebrations worthy of your story. For more information, visit

JEGI | CLARITY is the leading independent investment bank for the global media, events, information, marketing, software and tech-enabled services sectors. With offices in London, Sydney, New York and Boston, we have closed more than 700 transactions during our 30+ year history. For more information, visit