Relevium to Acquire Multi-Brand Company in the UK
MONTREAL, Jan. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Relevium Technologies Inc. (TSX.V:“RLV”, OTCQB:“RLLVF” and Frankfurt: “6BX”) (the “Company” or “Relevium”), is pleased to announce it has executed a binding agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Sleipnir Nutrition Ltd. (“Sleipnir”), a UK health and wellness multi-brand portfolio entrepreneurial company with products in superfood teas, skin care and beauty. The transaction is expected to close before the end of this month.
“We are excited to continue to strengthen our branding and global reach capabilities with the strategic acquisition of Sleipnir,” stated Abis Hussain, Chief Marketing Officer of Relevium.
The acquisition is expected to be accretive immediately in terms of its current revenue base which adds initially $500,000 USD to the consolidated topline of the Company while positioning Relevium for growth in the European market. Sleipnir is expected to spearhead all of the Company’s European expansion activities including the introduction of its CBD brand, LeefyLyfe™.
“The acquisition of Sleipnir Nutrition Ltd. represents the second transaction after the completion of the acquisition of Bioganix® approximately 16 months ago. Now that we have re-positioned the Bioganix® brand and built the infrastructure for growth, we are ready to resume our M&A strategy. Sleipnir represents an exciting opportunity in terms of brand extension, product diversification and European positioning,” stated Aurelio Useche, CEO of Relevium.
The Acquisition of Sleipnir
- Broadens and deepens Relevium’s digital marketing, branding and sourcing.
- Expands brand portfolio with Coco Smile®, Love Superfood Teas®, Nakd Beauty®and Health Collective™
- Adds new revenue streams, four brands and local presence in the European market
- Brings strategic new audience and customers across several countries.
Sleipnir Founder and President Holly Llewellyn joins Relevium in a key leadership role.
The total value of the transaction is estimated to be US$397,725 including $US35,000 in cash at closing, a balance of sale of US$100,000 paid in shares (S$50,000 paid six months after closing and US$50,000 paid twelve months after closing) and debt assumption of US$262,725.
“I am thrilled to join the Relevium team, which gives us the leverage to expand our brands and exciting product lines in the UK and Europe. The addition of LeefyLyfe TM opens the door to exciting product innovation across our brands; this transaction accelerates our collective opportunities for continued growth and success within the Health and Wellness ecosystem,” stated Holly Llewellyn, Founder of Sleipnir Nutrition Limited.
The transaction is subject to regulatory approval by the TSX Venture Exchange.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
About Sleipnir Nutrition
Sleipnir Nutrition Ltd is a private limited company that owns a portfolio of four health and wellness brands including Coco Smile®, Love Superfood Teas®, Nakd Beauty® and Health Collective™. The company retails its brands through major markets online including Amazon.UK and its native website.
About Relevium Technologies
Relevium is a publicly-traded company that operates in the health and wellness industry, including legal cannabis, with a primary focus on online distribution. The principal business of the Company is the identification, evaluation, acquisition and operations of brands and businesses in the Health and Wellness markets and medical cannabis. The Company pursues its business strategy through an acquisition and partnership model in a holistic approach to encompass a wide range of health and wellness consumer products. Relevium operates through two wholly-owned subsidiaries:
BGX E-Health LLC (BGX): Based in Orlando, Florida, BGX markets dietary supplements, nutraceuticals, sports nutrition and cosmeceuticals primarily through its Bioganix® brand portfolio in the US and Europe. Relevium’s brands such as Bioganix® are sold at some of the world’s largest retailers including such as Walmart.com and Amazon.com.
The Company’s strategy for growing its brands includes expanding its product offering, adding new distribution channels and developing partnerships that add value through exclusive ingredients. BGX is currently testing a complete line of dietary supplements derived from Cannabis with an initial focus on hemp derived, whole plant organic extract rich in CBD (cannabidiol). The product line will be marketed through its brand LeefyLyfe® and will be sold first in Europe and then North America. The Company uses cannabinoids and ingredients that have achieved GRAS status (generally accepted as safe) to create brands that are sold via wholesale channels, retail channels and online distribution.
Biocannabix Health Corporation (BCX): Based in Montreal, Quebec, BCX is an entrepreneurial venture to establish a vertically integrated research based medical cannabis company in the Nutraceutical space.
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RELEVIUM TECHNOLOGIES INC.
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