In An Effort to Keep Schools and Communities Safe, BBD Capital Announces Partnership with Defense Company Specializing in Less-Lethal Firearms and Tactical Weapon Solutions

May 23, 2018

BBD Capital, a private equity firm headquartered in Austin, TX, announces their partnership with Defenzia, LLC, a leading defense company that specializes in creating protective shields and less lethal firearms and weapons for civilians as well as federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

Defenzia’s firearm solutions are designed to tackle shooting threats in a fast, safe, and reliable manner by temporarily incapacitating someone. The company’s less-lethal firearms deploy a variety of defensive rounds using a .55 caliber rubber bullet that travels 400 feet per second, in addition to OC pepper gel rounds, and a muzzle blast flash-bang round, equivalent to 68 pounds of forceThe rubber bullet technology gives protection while dramatically reducing cases where the use of lethal firearms is necessary. Additionally, Defenzia has created a shield that works with a built-in 12 round weapon system featuring an integrated laser and select fire for flash bangs, impact munitions, and OC delivery.

Jeff Ballard, BBD Capital’s Founder stated, “BBD Capital is thrilled to partner with Defenzia and to bring this important solution to the market immediately. We are committed to provide the capital resources, relationships, and guidance to educate the entire country about Defenzia’s message and revolutionary products that will also impact Law Enforcement Officers’ safety while improving community relations in these times of social unrest and distrust of police.Defenzia is the solution to the ongoing rash of shootings in schools, churches, and other public venues, and until now, very few are even aware it exists. We are determined to change that.”

Defenzia LLC’s Founder and CEO, Leao Gitirana, said, “We are pleased to have the support and confidence from BBD Capital which will allow us to continue our efforts to reach law enforcement and the communities with our mission to make America a safer place. Considering the recent events in our schools and in our city streets there's never been a more pressing time for our products.”

About Defenzia
Defenzia, LLC located in Phoenix, AZ specializes in less-lethal multi-purpose firearms used world-wide and deployed among several U.S. law enforcement agencies.See this video for more details  or visit

About BBD Capital
BBD Capital is an Austin, TX-based private equity firm providing funding, real estate investments and lending solutions with a focus on community enrichment. To learn more visit

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