Supplier Merger: Skyou Acquires OTC & Apparel
Two San Diego, California-based suppliers on Monday announced a merger, with Skyou (PPAI 707354, S1) retaining parent company status after acquiring OTC & Apparel (PPAI 720598, S1), along with its sports apparel brand, Shark Sportswear, LLC.
Skyou is the creator of a manufacturing platform that specializes in small-batch cut-and-sew production and allows for all-over printing on any of its products. Skyou’s 3D design tool allows users to download mockups promising pixel-to-inch accuracy.
Founded in 2014, OTC & Apparel specializes in the design and manufacturing of exhibit and display products, apparel and bags. The acquisition gives Skyou ownership of two international factory locations, its existing facility China and a Mexico factory that had been owned by OTC & Apparel. Skyou will offer custom sourcing to all existing OTC & Apparel customers. The businesses will combine their product catalogs and enable production at either factory, and Skyou promises increased innovation and new product releases.
“We’re very excited to be joining forces with the OTC & Apparel team,” says Brennan Mulligan, Skyou’s founder and CEO. “We feel that owning our own factories in Guangzhou, China and Tijuana, Mexico puts us at an advantage to better service our low/no [minimum order quantity] customers quickly, from Tijuana, while still benefiting from the scale and supplier ecosystem in Mainland China.”