Work World, a portfolio company of Gart Capital, has acquired Whistle Workwear and Willy’s Discount Workwear. Gart Capital Partners plans to help Work World and Whistle’s management teams come together and capitalize on the opportunity ahead while maintaining a mutual commitment to customer service and fair prices.
Kat Jobanputra, president of Work World, said “Customers have an ever-growing number of choices, but come back to Whistle because they know they have a wide selection of the right products and we are committed to first-class customer service.”
“We admire the incredible business and focus on customer service that is synonymous with the Whistle brand in its local communities, and are fortunate that the relationship we have cultivated with Del over the past 12 months provided us with this opportunity to partner,” said Alex Gart, partner at Gart Capital. “Our aim is to grow the combined company within its current markets and into new markets based on that successful blueprint as we work to meet the workwear needs of the hard-working men and women who shop at both Work World and Whistle.”
“We could not have had a better fit than with Work World, as they have the same philosophy about supplying the best quality workwear with great customer service. It is a comfort to know that the business that we have nurtured for over 25 years is in good hands,” said Del Deide, president and founder of Whistle and Willy’s. “Our team is excited for the future expansion and opportunities to continue to grow personally and professionally.”