Weinberg Capital Group announced the acquisition of Drake Waterfowl Systems, the maker of hunting, fishing and casual apparel under the Drake brand name.
Based in Olive Branch, MS, Drake offers apparel ranging from jackets to headwear and complementary products including waders, blinds and accessories.
Founded in 2002, Drake said it is the “first company to design technical apparel specifically for waterfowl hunting.”
Over the last two decades, Drake has grown to also offer branded apparel for deer hunting (Non-Typical), turkey hunting (Ol’ Tom), fishing (Drake Performance Fishing), and casual apparel for men, women and children.
“We look forward to partnering with management to build on Drake’s strong legacy within the hunting and outdoor enthusiast community,” said WCG Partner Nick Leiby.
“We are very excited and proud to have the opportunity to partner with WCG to take our brands to the next level while remaining true to the core values that got the company to where it is today,” said Drake CEO John Woodard. “Success in the outdoor industry starts and ends with relationships and being easy to do business with, a philosophy shared by WCG.”
Photo courtesy Drake Waterfowl Systems