Blue Point Capital Partners, a private equity firm, has recapitalized Europa Eyewear, a family-owned designer and manufacturer of eyewear frames primarily serving the independent eyewear provider market.

Europa Eyewear was founded by Alan Shapiro and Cynthia Shapiro in 1977 and is led today by the founders’ son, Scott Shapiro. Nearly all of the company’s frame collections are trade and consumer brands. It offers a portfolio of 11 different eyewear brands including State and American Optical Eyewear, which the company acquired in 2019.

“Together, Europa and Blue Point are committed to strengthening the tremendous value and service we provide to our customers as well as expanding our product portfolio to continue addressing the needs of today’s consumers,” says Jerry Wolowicz, Europa president.