GrowPros to Acquire International Based Hydroponic Equipment Manufacturer and Distributor
March 11, 2015 (Source: Marketwired) — GrowPros Cannabis Ventures Inc. (“GrowPros” or the “Company“) (CSE:GCI), in accordance with our strategy as a diversified cannabis venture firm, has entered into an exclusive letter of intent with Export Hydro, a manufacturer and exporter of indoor gardening equipment based in Hong Kong. Export Hydro designs, manufactures, and distributes growing equipment specifically for the medicinal cannabis market. Export Hydro’s manufacture direct model allows them to distribute directly to retailers, wholesalers, and commercial producers in North America, Europe, and Australia.
Pursuant to the letter of intent, GrowPros may acquire 100% of outstanding shares and provide on-going capital and strategic support as Export Hydro expands their operations to focus on providing equipment and supplies to large-scale commercial production facilities in Canada and the United states.
“This acquisition will provide GrowPros with the vehicle it needs to provide products and services to the rapidly growing legal medicinal cannabis production market in North America. This acquisition is the first of several targeted acquisitions that management intends to focus on as it builds the equipment and services segment of our diversified company,” stated Ryan Brown, CEO of GrowPros.
“The acquisition by GrowPros will provide Export Hydro with the strategic partner we need to help grow our distribution network and manufacture industry specific products and solutions for legal cannabis growers around the world,” added Shawn Brissette, CEO of Export Hydro.
It is expected that, after the acquisition, Export Hydro CEO Shawn Brissette will lead the equipment and production service division of GrowPros Cannabis Ventures Inc. Shawn has over 15 years of experience in the hydroponic wholesale distribution industry. In addition, Shawn has launched 3 successful companies in the nutrient, lighting and processing segments of the legal cannabis industry. Finally, Shawn has an international network of manufacturers, distributors and retailers who are loyal to Export Hydro’s products and services.
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