Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc. (“Leafbuyer” or “the Company”) (LBUY) announced today a non-binding letter of intent to acquire majority stake in Las Vegas-based trade show operation CBD.io. CBD.io operates one of the largest and most visible expos in the CBD and vape industries.
The agreement additionally includes an ownership stake in an e-commerce website for wholesale and retail CBD products. Additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.
CBD is the common name for Cannabidiol, a prevalent, non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. Preliminary research shows CBD may help relieve pain, anxiety, and other ailments.
“CBD has become a pop culture phenomenon, and trade shows are a lucrative and unsaturated sector of the industry,” said Kurt Rossner, CEO of Leafbuyer. “CBD.io is a profitable company and has a proven financial model that will increase Leafbuyer’s top line and be a powerful driver for earnings. The significant advantage of this acquisition is the ability for Leafbuyer to drive tremendous brand exposure to another fast-growing segment of the industry. Last year, CBD.io sold nearly 200 booths, this year we will cross sell our platform of over 400 clients and look to double that. We will be uniquely positioned to offer a true 360 solution to customers. Our product clients can access millions of consumers through digital and in-person methods to spread brand awareness and increase profits.”
The acquisition would double Leafbuyer’s current revenue run rate.
“In 2018, CBD.io hosted one of the largest and most successful hemp and CBD industry expos in the United States. We’re expanding this year to focus on more speakers and educational series, host nearly double the booths, and bring more value to our trade show clients,” said CBD.io CEO Robb Hackett. “CBD is a hot commodity in the United States, as well as other countries around the world. With Leafbuyer, we have our sights set on locations for trade show expansion in both Europe and Asia in 2020.”
The next CBD.io trade show will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on November 22-23, 2019.
About Leafbuyer Technologies, Inc.
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