Kazzit, Inc., World’s Largest Wine Guide Acquires Portland Based Union Events
The merger of the two companies creates enormous synergies, efficiencies and positions Kazzit to significantly expand its operations and services in 2018, said Babak Motamedi, CEO of Kazzit.
December 07, 2017
November 28, 2017 Kazzit Inc., a Phoenix-based international vineyard guide acquired Union Inc., a national event syndication company based in Portland, Ore. For an undisclosed fee. Since its inception, Kazzit has grown to become the world’s premier vineyard guide and clearinghouse for more than 10,000 wineries in 18 countries and six continents.
Syndical has developed a proprietary automated event syndication technology and network providing clients with massive brand awareness and exposure to events. To date, Syndical primarily serves the wine beverage and gallery industries, making it an ideal complementary acquisition for Kazzit and its shareholders. “The merger of the two companies creates tremendous synergies, efficiencies and positions Kazzit to significantly expand its operations and services in 2018,” said Babak Motamedi, CEO of Kazzit, Inc.
Founder and CEO of the union, Danton S. Mendell, a Portland startup icon, has agreed to join Kazzit in the roles of COO, CTO and member of the board. In addition to Mr. Mendell, other key union members have joined the Kazzit leadership team in an effort to propel the company to a new level of success and create new employment opportunities in the Portland area.
Since the closing of the acquisition, the integration of processes and technology is underway and is expected to be completed by mid-December 2017. Kazzit 2.0, which embodies this automated management and technology of syndicated events, is expected to be completed by mid-December 2017. be made public. in February 2018.
This acquisition, the technological integration and the combined expertise of the team will position and strengthen Kazzit as a global leader in wine tourism and the wine marketing industry, allowing wine lovers around the world to visit the most major wine sites around the world and taste their products.
Kazzit is the most comprehensive online information resource within the wine community by logging in cellars, wineries, restaurateurs, collectors and enthusiasts and to help them share information about their services, products, experiences and consumer needs.
For more information visit http://www.kazzit.com
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