Wynnchurch Capital LP, a private equity firm headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., has purchased Handgards LLC from Wind Point Partners.

Headquartered in El Paso, Texas, Handgards is a distributor of food service products, including disposable gloves, reclosable bags, tabletop items, expendables and other carryout products. The company operates eight facilities with over 1 million square feet of space and ships over 18 million cases of product annually.

“Handgards has built a reputation as a leading provider of critical safety and disposable products to the food service market,” comments Carl Howe, principal at Wynnchurch. “We are pleased to partner with the Handgards team to build on the company’s momentum and pursue acquisitions and new opportunities for growth.”

Houlihan Lokey acted as financial advisor, and Foley & Lardner LLP acted as legal advisor, to Wynnchurch.