Live Ventures Enters Into Agreement to Acquire $65M Per Year ApplianceSmart

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Live Ventures Incorporated (Nasdaq:LIVE), a diversified holding company, today announces that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the outstanding stock of ApplianceSmart, a 17-store chain specializing sales and service of new and out-of-the-box appliances with annualized revenues of approximately $65 million.

ApplianceSmart maintains stores in Minnesota, Ohio, Texas and Georgia. It is estimated that Live Ventures revenues will rise approximately 42 percent on an annualized basis as a result of this acquisition.

Net assets acquired as part of this transaction are estimated to be valued at purchase price or greater, resulting in no recording of goodwill. In addition, no stock was issued by the company in connection with this transaction.

The Company believes the acquisition will be synergistic because it anticipates the transaction may provide opportunities for its other subsidiaries, including award-winning entertainment retailer Vintage Stock, to expand into new markets. Additionally, management anticipates improving ApplianceSmart’s financial position by expanding its current product offering and increasing operational efficiencies.

“We welcome ApplianceSmart and its approximately 150 employees to the Live Ventures family,” said Jon Isaac, president and CEO of Live Ventures Incorporated.

“We are excited for this transaction and believe ApplianceSmart will thrive under the Live Ventures umbrella,” said Akram Mohamad, president of ApplianceSmart. “We look forward to continuing to grow in our current markets with an eye toward additional expansion.”

About Live Ventures Incorporated
Live Ventures Incorporated is a diversified holding company with several wholly owned subsidiaries and a strategic focus on acquiring profitable companies that have demonstrated a strong history of positive revenues. Live Ventures Incorporated provides, among other businesses, marketing solutions that boost customer awareness and merchant visibility on the Internet. The company operates a deal engine, which is a service that connects merchants and consumers via an innovative platform that uses geo-location, enabling businesses to communicate real-time and provide instant offers to nearby consumers. Through its subsidiary, Marquis Industries, the company operates as a specialty, high-performance yarns manufacturer and hard-surfaces re-seller. Marquis Industries, which is a top-10 high-end residential carpet manufacturer in the United States, utilizes its state-of-the-art yarn extrusion capacity to market monofilament textured yarn products to the artificial turf industry. Marquis is the only manufacturer in the world that can produce certain types of yarn prized by the industry. Through its subsidiary Vintage Stock, Inc., an award-winning entertainment retailer, the company sells new and pre-owned movies, classic and current generation video games and systems, music on CD and LP, collectible comics, books, toys, and more. Vintage Stock, through its stores and website, ships product worldwide directly to the customer’s doorstep.

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Contact:
Live Ventures Incorporated
Tim Matula, investor relations
425-836-9035
tmatula@live-ventures.com
http://www.live-ventures.com

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