urban-gro, Inc. to Purchase Emerald Development Administration, Inc., Including In-Home Design-Construct Options to its World Indoor CEA Service Choices



Extremely synergistic transaction of 20-person agency permits urban-gro to offer full turn-key services to the worldwide indoor CEA market

Provides intensive development administration expertise and supply capabilities supported by on-site challenge management

LAFAYETTE, Colo., March 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — urban-gro, Inc. (Nasdaq: UGRO) (“urban-gro” or the “Firm”), a totally built-in architectural, engineering and cultivation programs integration firm centered on the indoor Managed Setting Agriculture (“CEA”) market, at present introduced that it has signed a definitive settlement to accumulate Emerald Development Administration Inc. (“Emerald C.M.”), a 37-year previous Colorado-based development administration agency offering complete development and supervisory providers, from preliminary design by closing build-out. Emerald C.M. expects 2021 revenues of $26.5 million and adjusted EBITDA of $1.2 million. The whole buy value for the transaction, inclusive of a most $2.0 million contingent earnout, is $7.0 million. urban-gro will fund the transaction with a mix of $2.5 million in money and as much as $4.5 million in fairness. The transaction is predicted to shut inside 60 days, pending profitable completion of due diligence, and the Firm expects the acquisition to be instantly accretive to earnings in 2022.

Bradley Nattrass, Chairman and CEO of urban-gro, commented, “The Emerald C.M. acquisition represents an necessary step in our technique to provide the worldwide indoor CEA market with turn-key design-built services. The marketplace for mid-sized turn-key cultivation services and vertical farms is underserved, offering urban-gro a novel alternative to convey the experience and expertise that’s wanted to ship high-performance services. This acquisition permits us to get our purchasers to market extra shortly whereas sustaining elite service ranges.”

Nattrass continued, “Past finishing our turn-key technique, the addition of Emerald C.M.’s contracts and challenge pipeline gives us with incremental alternatives to generate vital waterfall income by offering our present providers and gear options to Emerald C.M.’s present purchasers. Coupled with our sturdy stability sheet and constructive money movement, we’re in a really perfect place to construct upon our momentum within the international CEA business whereas concurrently enhancing shareholder worth.”

Jim Dennedy, President and COO of urban-gro, added, “Right now, many managed atmosphere agriculture corporations are served by a wide range of suppliers, lots of which lack the depth in human assets, programs maturity, and monetary stability to fulfill the necessities which can be inherent in giant and sophisticated development tasks. The acquisition of Emerald C.M. not solely strengthens our capabilities and providers choices, but in addition permits us to offer our purchasers with a single level of accountability to handle their challenge wants.”

Christopher Cullens, CEO of Emerald C.M., concluded, “This union will present immense worth to all our CEA and non-CEA purchasers as they’ll have the ability to make the most of the experience, scale, and the entire suite {of professional} providers that urban-gro affords. We’ve developed a robust partnership with urban-gro, and I couldn’t be extra excited for each our purchasers and my group to expertise what the mixed firm will provide. There’s a hole within the international CEA business, extra particularly with the design construct of indoor mid-sized CEA services, and we now have the perfect resolution to fill it.”

About Emerald C.M.
Emerald C.M., Inc., situated in Centennial, Colorado, has huge and various expertise in offering a mess of development providers. As a design-build providers supplier, Emerald C.M. has constructed a stable status with its purchasers and a community of dependable architects, engineers, subcontractors and distributors. Emerald C.M. makes a speciality of offering full-service design-build and development administration providers and serves as a single level of accountability for all its purchasers’ development wants.

About urban-gro, Inc.
urban-gro, Inc.® (Nasdaq: UGRO) is a totally built-in architectural, engineering and cultivation programs integration firm for business hashish and food-focused Managed Setting Agriculture (“CEA”) services. With expertise in a whole bunch of CEA services spanning hundreds of thousands of sq. toes throughout the globe, we design, engineer and combine advanced environmental gear programs into high-performance services. urban-gro’s gro-care® Managed Providers Platform leverages the Firm’s experience to cut back downtime, present continuity, and drive facility optimization. Working as a crop-agnostic options supplier in each meals and hashish CEA sectors, our crop-focused end-to-end method gives a single level of accountability throughout all features of rising operations. Go to urban-gro.com to find how we assist cultivators gro vegetation and gro earnings.

Ahead-Trying Statements
This press launch comprises ahead trying statements throughout the which means of Part 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Part 21E of the Securities Trade Act of 1934, as amended. When used on this launch, phrases similar to “believes,” “estimates,” “ought to,” “may,” “would,” “plans,” “expects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “might,” “forecasts,” “tasks” and comparable expressions and variations as they relate to the Firm or its administration are supposed to establish forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based mostly on present expectations, forecasts, and assumptions that contain dangers and uncertainties that would trigger precise outcomes and outcomes to vary materially from these anticipated or anticipated, together with statements associated to the proposed acquisition, the demand for our providers and merchandise, our means to handle the adversarial impact introduced on by the COVID-19 pandemic, our means to execute on our strategic plans, our means to realize constructive money flows or profitability, our means to realize and preserve price financial savings, the sufficiency of our liquidity and capital assets, and our means to realize our key initiatives for 2022. A extra detailed description of those and sure different components that would have an effect on precise outcomes is included within the Firm’s filings with the Securities and Trade Fee. Readers are cautioned to not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which communicate solely as of the date hereof. The Firm undertakes no obligation to replace any forward-looking statements to mirror occasions or circumstances after the date hereof, besides as could also be required by legislation.

Investor Contacts:
Dan Droller – urban-gro, Inc.
EVP Company Improvement & Investor Relations
Jeff Sonnek – ICR, Inc.
[email protected]

Media Contact:
MATTIO Communications
Mark Sinclair
(650) 269-9530
[email protected]

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