DENNIS Uniform Enters Canada With Top Marks Partnership
WALNUT CREEK, Calif., July 19, 2022 (Newswire.com) - DENNIS Uniform ("DENNIS"), North America's leading custom school uniform provider and a portfolio company of SBJ Capital, is excited to announce it has expanded into the Canadian uniform market through the acquisition of Top Marks. Together, DENNIS and Top Marks bring decades of knowledge and experience servicing North America's top school uniform programs. DENNIS and Top Marks are excited to move forward together with their aligned values, quality products, and the most talented team of uniform experts in the industry. All Top Marks employees have been retained in the combined business.
Howard Vineberg, owner of Top Marks for the past 28 years, will continue as President. "We are absolutely thrilled to join forces with DENNIS. We both started as family-owned businesses, and now combined share over 135 years of experience in supplying top quality uniforms and outstanding customer service to schools across North America. We are honored that DENNIS chose Top Marks as its entry point into the Canadian school uniform market."
"We have always admired and respected Top Marks as a leader in the school uniform business in Canada", said Gary Serra, CEO at DENNIS Uniform. "We are honored to now work together, learn from one another, and share best practices across our businesses to achieve our collective goal of being best-in-class."
Patrick Muller, Vice President at SBJ Capital, added, "Given Gary's prior experience in the Canadian school uniform market, we've long discussed the attractiveness of growing in Canada and how best to enter the market. In Top Marks, we believe DENNIS has the perfect entry point given its reputation and respected operation. Following our partnership with Mills Uniform earlier this year, SBJ Capital and DENNIS are excited about the sizable North American school uniform platform we've built and the growth opportunities ahead of us."
More about DENNIS Uniform. DENNIS Uniform was established in 1920 in Portland, Oregon. DENNIS serves over 2,000 schools in the US through its 30+ retail stores and online store.
About Top Marks
More about Top Marks. Top Marks was established in 1986 in Montreal, Quebec. Top Marks serves over 150 premier private schools in Canada through its manufacturing and distribution headquarters in Montreal.
About SBJ Capital
More About SBJ Capital. SBJ Capital is a private investment firm focused on investing in founder and family-owned consumer and services companies. SBJ provides thoughtful strategic advice, domain expertise and a partnership-oriented approach to support the goals of entrepreneurs, owners and management teams. SBJ was founded by an experienced team of professionals with a track record of growing companies both as principal investors and as operating executives. Please visit www.sbjcap.com for more information.
Source: SBJ Capital