GrowGeneration Acquires Washington-Based Indoor Garden and Lighting, Expands Footprint in Pacific Northwest
DENVER, Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — PRESS RELEASE — GrowGeneration Corp., a national chain of specialty hydroponic and organic garden centers, has announced the acquisition of Indoor Garden & Lighting, a two-store chain of hydroponic equipment and indoor gardening supply stores serving the Seattle and Tacoma, Wash., area. The company will be consolidating its current Seattle operation into the acquired stores. This acquisition brings the total number of GrowGen hydroponic garden centers nationwide to 40 stores.
« We’re thrilled to kickstart 2021 with our acquisition of Indoor Garden & Lighting, which boasts a strong commercial customer base and a talented team of grow professionals, » said Darren Lampert, GrowGeneration’s CEO. « This deal expands our footprint in the Pacific Northwest and puts us in close proximity to Tacoma’s large commercial operators. With the addition of Indoor Garden & Lighting, we expect Washington’s thriving adult-use market to generate annual revenues of $10 million for GrowGen. »
Founded in 1995, by Mike Long, Indoor Garden & Lighting has operations in Tacoma and Mountlake Terrace. GrowGen plans to close its current Seattle storefront and consolidate it with Indoor Garden & Lighting’s Mountlake Terrace location. GrowGeneration also plans to operate out of Indoor Garden & Lighting’s 10,000-square-foot warehouse in Tacoma. As part of the deal, Long and his team of cultivation experts will join GrowGeneration.
The Indoor Garden & Lighting acquisition is the company’s first acquisition this year, and follows yet another quarter of record earnings. Earlier this month, the company pre-announced fourth-quarter revenues of $61.5 million, bringing full-year 2020 revenue to $192 million, up 140% from 2019. Same-store sales increased 63% for full-year 2020, compared to the previous year. The company also raised its 2021 revenue guidance to $335 million-$350 million, and raised its 2021 adjusted EBITDA guidance to $38 million-$40 million. GrowGen plans to have 55 garden center locations by the end of 2021.