HERMOSA BEACH, California, August 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
SharkReach, Inc. ("SharkReach®" or the "Company") (OTC: SHRK) a millennial influence marketing company today announced that on August 18, 2016 it entered into an offer letter to purchase 100% of an internationally renowned, award winning, Canadian digital marketing agency. The target also has two west coast offices in the United States. The transaction is structured in cash and stock. Under the Agreement, the parties are required to keep the identity of the target and some details confidential until closing.
The total purchase price for 100% of the target is approximately $30 million Canadian dollars, including $11 million in earnouts, $10 million cash at the closing and the remaining consideration in cash, a note and in stock to be distributed over a three year period. The stock will be priced at the then current trading price of the stock at the time of issuance. The transaction is subject to entering into a definitive merger agreement which will include customary conditions to closing, including the completion of due diligence and securing of financing commitments and the completion of an audit of the target. The parties have agreed that the Closing date can be extended an additional 30 days at the Company's option.
Steve Smith, the Company's CEO said:
"This is our largest acquisition and it will really plant our flag in the digital marketing space. With the addition of this global creative agency, SharkReach continues to become positioned for unbridled growth by aggregating the brightest minds in digital media.
Together with our acquisition of Mastermind & our recently announced Boston agency acquisition, our combined revenues will exceed 30 Million (US) on EBITDA of over 9 Million (US), with a fulltime staff in excess of 200.
(based upon internal unaudited financial information provided by Mastermind and the 2nd target company mentioned in a previous press released________ plus the audited financials of this target company in connection with the Mastermind Merger Agreement and the target offer letter respectively). Post-closing on both acquisitions, we will have 16 of the Fortune 500 under long term client agreements.
1. All references to Dollars in this press release are in Canadian not US Dollars unless noted otherwise.)
We will now be able to offer much, much, more than influencer marketing solutions to our clients, including gamification campaigns, all within the SharkReach enterprise. Our client list includes several Hollywood studios, a German automotive manufacture, global pharma, several global financial institutions, the worlds largest ecommerce company, the worlds largest software company…our client list is becoming a who's who of global brand marketers." (http://www.mastermindmarketing.com/clients.html)
Kevin Harrington said:
"We've been selecting the very best specialized agency's to join the SharkReach network. By year end our digital creative capabilities will be unmatched worldwide, with deep expertise in specific areas like gamification, influencer marketing & more…we are now the place to go to reach Millennials and really the broader population around the world, in the way they want to be reached."
About SharkReach, Inc.
SharkReach, Inc. (OTC: SHRK). SharkReach is a disruptive millennial media company that combines the strength of an influencer owned network with proprietary technology for creating, posting, managing and monitoring branded sharable content. It has shown that is has the unique ability to reach the Gen Y and Millennial demographic… AND it has an aggregate reach of 2.9 Billion!
SharkReach as one of the first companies in this space is the established leader in Influencer Marketing. It presently has the largest footprint, and plans to further enlarge its market share through an aggressive acquisition campaign to grow the Company at a faster rate than merely through organic growth..
What sets SharkReach apart from other companies in the marketplace is that its influencers (both grass roots individuals and celebrities) are also its shareholders… and that its network has a larger market reach than the top 5 television networks combined!
Millennials demand exacting standards in the products and services that are essential to satisfying their social conscience and personal needs. They are the first of several generations to come that will veer away from traditional media. They do NOT watch television, and they do not trust brands and commercials. Their purchasing decisions are impacted by the individuals, friends, and celebrities that they follow on Social Media and YouTube.
Historically, and in this order, television, radio, magazine and newspaper advertising were the ways to reach clients. To reach more clients and to increase sales, Celebrity Endorsements were added to Brands to increase the effectiveness of these traditional media outlets.
Sponsored Social Media… Influencer Marketing, now sits atop the field!
In a recent report of the most effective marketing ratings, Influencer Marketing, in absolute ratings, beat Celebrity Endorsements, Television, Radio, Magazine and Newspaper advertising.
Our Tracking & Reporting platform and quantifying systems enable clients to select suitable Influencers and to track campaigns in ways they have not been available before.
For more information on SharkReach, please visit the Company's website at http://www.SharkReach.com.
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