OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - October 13, 2017) - Ackroo Inc. (TSX VENTURE: AKR) (OTC PINK: AKRFF) (the "Company"), a gift card, loyalty and rewards technology and services provider, and M3 Rebel, a value added electronic payments provider primarily for retail merchant clients, large and small, are pleased to announce that the two companies have signed a letter of intent for Ackroo to acquire all of the assets relating to KESM/LoyalMark, M3 Rebel's gift card and loyalty processing solution. Under the terms of the acquisition, Ackroo will acquire the LoyalMark software and hardware platform and all related customer contracts representing a very significant amount of recurring and one time revenue to Ackroo, and adds over 1,200 total locations in Canada plus another 1,200 in the US.
"The addition of M3 Rebel's KESM/LoyalMark business is a huge step forward for the Company and further validates our strategy to both simplify and consolidate our industry," commented Steve Levely, Chief Executive Officer of Ackroo. "Combined we significantly increase the size of our customer base, almost double our recurring revenues and expand Ackroo into the United States. We gain technology advancement through product and feature offerings Ackroo does not have today, plus we gain several enterprise clients to better educate and guide the Company in this area. We gain key talent with domain experience and contacts in order to help us achieve our growth goals. Most importantly we add a significant amount of attributable margin that not only covers our current debt obligation but once normalized pushes the company into profitability. A very material advancement for the Company and our shareholders."
Completion of the acquisition remains subject to a number of conditions, including the negotiation of a definitive agreement, the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, and such other closing conditions as are customary in transactions of this nature. There can be no assurance that such conditions will be satisfied and that the transaction will be completed as disclosed.
Established in 2001, KESM/LoyalMark a division of M3 Rebel, provides gift card and loyalty processing solutions and services across North America to businesses of all sizes. Specializing in segments like oil and gas, hospitality and general retail, the LoyalMark solution is a secure, affordable, and powerful solution that is easy to design, implement and manage. For more information, visit www.loyalmark.com.
Ackroo provides gift card and loyalty processing solutions to help small to medium sized businesses attract, retain and grow their customers and their revenues. Through a SaaS based business model Ackroo provides an in-store and online automated solution to help merchants process gift card & loyalty transactions at the point of sale, provide key administrative and marketing data, and to allow customers to access and manage their gift card and loyalty accounts. Ackroo also provides important marketing services to assist their merchants with utilizing Ackroo's technology solution. Ackroo is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. For more information, visit: www.ackroo.com.
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