Garment maker Dussault Apparel Inc is to buy Canadian footwear maker Dayton Boots Enterprises Inc.

Vancouver-based Dayton sells its products through retailers across Canada and recently began distribution in Scandinavia.

It has been led since February 2007 by chief executive officer Stephen Encarnacao, former marketing chief at Reebok International and chief operating officer of Puma USA.

Jason Dussault, chairman and chief creative officer, said the decision to acquire Dayton "was generated from Dussault Apparel's desire to place itself as a complete lifestyle brand."

Stephen Encarnacao, CEO and chairman of Dayton, added: "We feel the proposed agreement will give our two companies a tremendous growth platform as well as the resources to leverage both the brand equity as well as the management synergies of Dussault Apparel and Dayton Boots."

The acquisition, outlined in a non-binding Letter of Intent, calls for 3 million shares of Dussault Apparel to be issued in exchange for all the assets of Dayton Boots.