Taronis Acquires Los Angeles-Based Industrial Gas Distributor

Source Press Release
Company Taronis Technologies, Inc. 
Tags Corporate Deals, Deals, Refining & Marketing Activities
Date February 26, 2019

Taronis Adds $4.5 Million in Annual Revenue, now a Top Five Player in the Two Largest Metal Cutting Fuel Markets in the US

Taronis Technologies, Inc. (“Taronis" or “the Company") (NASDAQ: TRNX), a leading clean technology company in the renewable resources and environmental conservation industry, today announced that the Company has completed the acquisition of one of the largest independently owned industrial gas distributors in Los Angeles, CA.  The acquired company generates approximately $4.5 million in annual sales, and has five retail locations across the Los Angeles metro market.  The acquired company also sellsindustrial gases and welding supply products into the Mexican markets in Baja California and Sonora, through a relationship with one of the largest independent industrial gas operators in the region.  The transaction was structured as an asset purchase, with a cash purchase price of $2.5 million.

This transaction effectively completes the initial phase and business objectives of the Company’s acquisitionprogram initiated in early 2017.  These objectives were originally as follows:

  • Establish a top five independent industrial gas business in the two largest industrial gas markets in the United States
  • Generate sufficient customer interest to support new Taronis production facilities in East Texas, Northern California and Southern California
  • Leverage our proprietary, patented technology to grow our market position to at least $100 million in approximately five years
  • Establish a clear operational vision supporting the ability to further grow each market to at least $100 million within approximately ten years, and selectively expand the regional footprint to support a combined $250 million US industrial gas business
  • Increase the Company’s revenue base to a level that creates a clear and imminent path to cash flow positive operations
  • Expand the Company’s access to capital, particularly the bank debt markets, to effectively leverage our balance sheet and enhance the potential return on equity for shareholders
  • Leverage that platform of financial scale and stability to fund international expansion, to fund further research and development for renewable fuel products, and to launch a scalable water decontamination business

“This acquisition is the final milestone in first phase of our initial business plan set forth in early 2017,” commented Scott Mahoney, Chief Executive Officer of Taronis Technologies.  “Two years ago, our Board established a series of business objectives.  This plan required making a series of carefully selected acquisitions in California and Texas that would enable our Company to become a top five independent competitor in the most attractive markets in the US today for industrial gases.  With this transaction, we have completed that critical goal.”

Mr. Mahoney continued, “After completing nine acquisitions in the past thirteen months, we have increased our revenue run rate by approximately 800%, and believe that we can now reduce our acquisition rate.  Our goal was to quickly reach a scale that could sustainably fund our research and development efforts, our corporate overhead, and create a largely self-funded business model.  We chose to take this path because we felt it would be a much more cost effective and efficient method of penetrating extremely competitive markets as compared to a much slower, more costly path through organic expansion. And as a result, we accomplished in a little over one year what could have taken more than twenty years to do organically.”

Mr. Mahoney concluded, “We are now able to shift much of our operational focus to the deployment of our metal cutting fuel production capabilities across Texas and California.  Our goal is to convert all of our traditional metal cutting fuel clients to our patented MagneGas metal cutting fuel product.  We produce the only renewable metal cutting fuel in the world, and believe it is a vastly superior product. We believe in our cleaner, safer, smarter solution, and we intend to aggressively demonstrate these benefits to our clients and the broader market in 2019 and beyond.”

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