US Highland, Inc. (OTC Pink: UHLN) is an international franchise development company that builds and represents popular franchise concepts, with a focus on food and wellness. Shares surged 42% through early trading on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Over the past 30 days, US Highlands, Inc. has seen an average daily volume of just over 23 million shares. However, through Wednesday morning, nearly 82 million shares have already been exchanged, equating to more than $163,000 in dollar volume.
Shares jumped Wednesday morning after US Highland, Inc. announced that they have completed the acquisition of Supreme Sweets, Inc., a Toronto-based commercial bakery that specializes in private label products for restaurant chains and grocery retailers. Supreme Sweets, Inc., founded in 2015, has a strong customer base in both national and international markets and is currently bringing in over $25 million in annual revenue. This recent news comes several months after US Highland, Inc. announced the acquisition of an Atlanta-based health-conscious restaurant concept that is already expanding across the Southeast, and just days after the company filed with FINRA for a name and ticker change to CRUZANI. Here is the full press release, detailing the acquisition:
US Highland, Inc. Press Release:
PHOENIX, July 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — US Highland (OTC:UHLN), a franchise development company that builds and acquires franchise concepts, as well as other related businesses, throughout the United States and International markets, is pleased to announce the completion and execution of the acquisition of Supreme Sweets, Inc., adding millions of dollars in assets and significant revenues to the Company. The Company previously announced the initiation of the corporate name and ticker change to CRUZANI in line with the new corporate direction.
The definitive agreements relating to the acquisition of, select assets, of the Supreme Sweets operations have been completed and executed; the multi stage close is underway. Supreme Sweets, Inc., a Toronto based commercial bakery that designs, produces and delivers custom private label products for restaurant chains and grocery retailers. Founded and managed by Mario and Barbara Parravano, Supreme Sweets brings over 70 years’ of experience in the food industry, encompassing the creation of unique product lines, designing manufacturing equipment and a business with over $25mm in revenue with 300 employees.
Supreme has been in operation since 2015, and they have established a strong customer base with national and international retailers. The Supreme 38,000 sq. ft. facility has the capability to produce any mixed, fresh baked, par-baked, frozen, fried, extruded or cold-slabbed product. The acquisition will bring several million dollars of hard assets onto the Company’s balance sheet as well as a manufacturing component with projected annual run rates (revenues) exceeding seven figures, once fully implemented.
Everett Dickson, CEO commented, “We are excited to finally complete this stage of the acquisition, both parties worked long and hard to conclude the transaction timely. The Supreme Sweets team and operating assets offer huge potential and we look forward to working with them in the continued growth of the company.”
Mario Parravano, President of Supreme Sweets commented, “This acquisition will allow Supreme Sweets team, to implement an aggressive widespread distribution of our existing and new great food products. Our years of experience and the synergy in the direction of CRUZANI is a perfect fit. We look forward to the future growth of the company.”
In March, 2018, the company announced that it had acquired 100% of a health-conscious, restaurant concept, which will offer consumers a healthy diverse menu made with fresh organic ingredients every day. The brand is also headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and is currently expanding across the Southeast. The chain offers consumers a healthy, diverse menu made with fresh organic ingredients every day. The brand offers a diverse menu from flatbread sandwiches, bowls, wraps, salads, and fresh proteins such as chicken, turkey, steak and falafel. All entrees are also available in pre-packaged “meal plans,” for take-out.
About US Highland, Inc. (CRUZANI)
US Highland, Inc. is a franchise development company that builds and represents popular franchise concepts throughout the United States as well as International markets, with an emphasis on food and wellness. Our management team selects up and coming concepts with substantial growth potential. With diminishing territory available to older franchise brands, we bring fresh innovative brands to consumers that have great potential. All of our brands are unique in nature by focusing on niche markets with untapped potential for development.
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