CHICAGO, Jan. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (NASDAQ:IPDN) (“PDN” or “Company”), a developer and operator of online and in-person diversity talent networks that provides access to networking, training, educational and employment opportunities for diverse individuals, announced that the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Expo Experts Events, LLC, pursuant to an asset purchase agreement with Expo Experts, LLC (“Expo Experts”) dated as of January 9, 2023, an Ohio limited liability company, has purchased the assets and operations of Expo Experts for a total consideration of $600,000 to be funded by the payment of $400,000 in cash and the issuance of restricted shares of PDN common stock valued at $200,000 based on the volume weighted average price as of twenty (20) days prior to the closing date.
“Expo Experts is one of the leading career fair companies in North America and hosts job fairs specializing in STEM based employers for over 20 years, a niche we previously have not been a significant part of. We believe that this strategic investment will immediately increase our event revenues significantly and add up incremental revenues as a result of cross-platform sales, with minimal additional costs, due to the underlying synergies that both companies can provide to one another. Expo Experts is the type of investment opportunity that we have been looking for to grow our core business and the addition of Expo Experts makes PDN one of the leaders in providing career fairs specializing in diversity,” said Adam He, Chief Executive Officer for PDN.
“We are excited to be part of the PDN family. We look forward to being able to expand our career fair platforms by including the diverse networks that PDN has to offer. We believe that even further synergy can be developed between the PDN and Expo Experts brands to bring in new profit streams to both parties,” said Susan Turner, Co-Founder of Expo Experts.
About Professional Diversity Network, Inc.
Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (PDN) is a developer and operator of online and in-person diversity job seeker networks that provides access to networking, training, educational and employment opportunities for diverse professionals. Through our online platforms and partnerships, we provide hiring employers a means to identify and acquire diverse talent and assist them with DEI efforts. Our mission is to utilize the collective strength of our affiliate companies, members, partners, and unique proprietary platform to be the standard in business diversity recruiting, networking and professional development for women, minorities, veterans, LGBTQ+ and disabled persons globally.