Casual clothing brand Quiksilver Inc has bought the Canadian distributor of DC Shoes it was announced yesterday.

Under terms of the agreement, Quiksilver will acquire Centre Skateboard Distribution Ltd, which holds the rights to distribute DC Shoes in Canada, as well as the various assets associated with that business.

The company also said that the personnel and infrastructure of CSD Ltd will support its Quiksilver and Roxy operation in Canada.

Robert B McKnight Jr, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Quiksilver Inc, commented: "The acquisition of DC Shoes' Canadian distributor is another important step in our ongoing efforts to create a unified world-wide operating platform for our brands."