Bloomios Completes $23.5 Million Acquisition of Leading Gummy Manufacturer
October 27th, 2022
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Transaction Expected to Double Production Capacity and Supports Entry of Direct-to-Consumer Market
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Oct. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Bloomios, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTCQB: BLMS), a leading white-label and private-label manufacturer and wholesaler of hemp-derived nutraceutical, cosmetics and pet products, has acquired Infusionz, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Upexi (NASDAQ: UPXI).
“This acquisition is highly accretive and we believe that it will position Bloomios to uplist to Nasdaq,”
Through this transaction, Upexi and Bloomios have forged a long-term partnership. Moving forward, Bloomios will manufacture products retained by Upexi and Upexi has provided significant financing to enable this transaction.
The acquisition includes Infusionz’s portfolio of CBD gummy brands and customers, along with its associated order flow, product formulations, manufacturing operations, equipment and sales team.
The total purchase consideration of approximately $23.5 million consisted of cash consideration of $5.5 million and $18 million of non-cash consideration. The non-cash consideration consisted of the issuance by Bloomios to Upexi of a $4.5 million senior secured convertible debenture, a $5 million secured subordinated promissory note, and shares of a newly created Series D Convertible Preferred Stock with a value of $8.5 million.
The added operations are expected to more than double Bloomios’s current production capacity across key production lines while reducing redundant costs across both the acquired and existing operations. The acquisition will contribute in excess of $22 million in annualized gross revenue.
“This acquisition is highly accretive and we believe that it will position Bloomios to uplist to Nasdaq,” said Barrett Evans, president and chief strategy officer of Bloomios. “Further, it will allow the Company to acquire additional complementary manufacturing operations and brands.”
The new manufacturing operations, large existing customer base, and professional sales team will rapidly expand Bloomios’s gummy manufacturing footprint. Additionally, the Company believes the Infusionz brand will launch the Company’s expansion into the direct-to-consumer market and other new distribution channels.”
“This acquisition enables us to better address unmet demand and significantly improve our operational capabilities,” stated Michael Hill, CEO of Bloomios. “In addition to the new brands and expanded manufacturing capacity, it brings with it a substantial amount of new order flow, positive cash flow, valuable customer relationships, and a highly-capable sales team to drive further growth.”
“We believe this acquisition extends our ability to rapidly create and launch products into today’s booming market for natural, plant-based nutraceutical products,” added Hill. “It should allow Bloomios to tap into the high margin direct-to-consumer market for the first time.”
The acquisition was funded in part through a senior secured convertible debenture offering with an aggregate principal amount of approximately $13,893,059 (including a 15% original issue discount) led by institutional investors. The total new investment received in connection with the senior secured convertible debenture offering was $6.25 million with the balance of the principal amount consisting of issuances to Upexi and the refinancing of previous loans.
The North American market for CBD products is expected to grow at a 33% CAGR to reach $61.3 billion by 2027. The market for alternative cannabinoids is also expanding rapidly at a 20% CAGR and is expected to hit $26.2 billion by 2028.
Bloomios products also target the global CBD skincare market that is anticipated to grow at 24.8% CAGR to $3.4 billion by 2026. This growth is being driven in part by consumers looking for CBD-infused products with natural active ingredients over other chemical-based cosmetics.
As consumers continue to shift toward natural alternatives for improving quality of life, the complementary and alternative medicine market is projected to grow at 22% CAGR to $405 billion by 2028.
To address this opportunity, the Company recently announced it has been engaged by several CBD, nootropic and nutraceuticals brands to develop and produce a new range of private-label consumer health and wellness products. These products will be formulated with natural supplements, including ashwagandha, melatonin, kratom, lion’s mane, valerian root, reishi mushroom, which promote focus, sleep and relaxation, as well as address pain and inflammation. Several of these products are already in the late stages of development and product testing.
Bloomios would like to thank the team at Revere Securities for all of their efforts in completing the transaction.
Additional details regarding the acquisition and related financing will be found in the Company’s Form 8-K to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.
Bloomios, Inc. manufactures, markets and distributes U.S. hemp-derived supplements and nutraceutical products through wholesale distribution channels and its wholly owned subsidiary, Bloomios Private Label. The company provides custom formulation, brand development, manufacturing and order fulfillment to a wide variety of customers, including small and major brands, chain stores, vape shops and distributors. It offers private-label and white-label customers a wide selection of more than 80 customizable hemp products across seven categories. Bloomios is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, with manufacturing and distribution in Daytona Beach, Florida. To learn more, visit bloomios.com.
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