Innovo Azteca Apparel Inc on Friday completed the acquisition of the Blue Concepts division of Azteca Productions International Inc which primarily sells denim jeans to clothing chain American Eagle Outfitters Inc.

The California-based unit of Innovo Group Inc has bought certain assets of Blue Concepts for $21.8 million amd will employ the existing employees of Blue Concepts but will not assume any of Blue Concept's or Azteca's existing liabilities.

"The addition of Blue Concepts will complement our existing private label business extremely well and we look forward to capitalising on the existing operations and expertise within Blue Concepts," said Innovo Group CEO Jay Furrow.

"The acquisition will significantly increase the revenues of the company and we believe it will also greatly increase the overall financial strength of the company."