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GROM SOCIAL ENTERPRISES, INC.

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Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. completed the acquisition of 80% stake in Curiosity Ink Media, LLC from Russell Hicks, Brent Watts, John Van Slooten, Greg Peterson and all other minority holders for $20.4 million.

08/19/2021 EST

Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. (OTCPK:GRMM) entered into a binding letter of intent to acquire 80% stake in Curiosity Ink Media, LLC from Russell Hicks, Brent Watts, John Van Slooten, Greg Peterson and all other minority holders for $23.2 million on April 1, 2021. Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. entered into a definitive membership interest purchase agreement to acquire 80% stake in Curiosity Ink Media, LLC from Russell Hicks, Brent Watts, John Van Slooten, Greg Peterson and all other minority holders on July 29, 2021. Pursuant to the transaction, the total purchase price will be $3.7 million of which: (a) an aggregate of $0.4 million is payable at the closing in cash, to be used to pay down a portion of loans made to Curiosity by Hicks and Watts; (b) an aggregate of $3 million is payable at the closing in restricted shares of Grom's common stock, valued at a price per share equal to the 20-day volume-weighted average price of Grom's common stock; and (c) an aggregate of $0.28 million is payable by the issuance at the closing to Hicks and Watts of 8% convertible promissory notes payable in equal monthly installments, on an amortized basis over 18 months. The Sellers will have the opportunity to receive up to an additional $2 million in acquisition consideration, paid 100% in shares of the Company’s common stock, based upon the successful execution of certain specified contracts and/or material agreements. The Sellers will also have the opportunity to receive an additional $17 million in purchase consideration, paid 50% in cash and 50% in shares of the Company’s common stock, based upon achieving certain performance milestones through December 31, 2025. Level 1 earnout of a maximum $2.5 million paid in a combination of 50% cash and 50% common stock based on achieving the following performance goals on a trailing twelve-month basis from the date of closing until December 31, 2023. Level 2 earnout of a maximum $7.5 million paid in a combination of 50% cash and 50% common stock based on achieving the following performance goals on an annual basis for the year ending December 31, 2024. Level 3 earnout of a maximum $7.5 million paid in a combination of 50% cash and 50% common stock based on achieving the following performance goals on an annual basis for the year ending December 31, 2025. The consummation of the acquisition is contingent upon the parties entering into a definitive agreement and other closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close on June 30, 2021. As of July 29, 2021, Closing of the purchase transaction is subject to certain regulatory and other customary closing conditions, and is expected to take place in mid-August 2021. Curiosity’s President Russell Hicks and Paul Ward will lead Grom Social Enterprises animation, social media and educational divisions. As Chief Content Officer of Grom, Russell Hicks will continue to oversee Curiosity Ink Media’s original film, television and publishing projects, in addition to his new role as President of Grom’s subsidiary, Top Draw Animation, Inc. Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. (OTCPK:GRMM) completed the acquisition of 80% stake in Curiosity Ink Media, LLC from Russell Hicks, Brent Watts, John Van Slooten, Greg Peterson and all other minority holders for $20.4 million on August 19, 2021. An aggregate of 1/77 million shares of Grom's common stock were issued to the sellers at closing.


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Sales 2021 6,49 M - -
Net income 2021 -10,4 M - -
Net cash 2021 0,10 M - -
P/E ratio 2021 -1,38x
Yield 2021 -
Capitalization 20,0 M 20,0 M -
EV / Sales 2021 3,07x
EV / Sales 2022 1,39x
Nbr of Employees 121
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Darren M. Marks Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
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