Vinco Ventures, Inc. announces deal with OPTEC International, Inc. and OPTEC Brand Ambassador Dr. Drew Pinsky

 

Bethlehem, PA -- December 3, 2020 -- InvestorsHub NewsWire -- Vinco Ventures, Inc.  (NASDAQ: BBIG), today announced its growth platform Markets on Main has executed a new agreement with OPTEC International, Inc. (OTC: OPTI) for the production and distribution of their innovative health and wellness products on live shopping and digital commerce. 

 

Markets on Main, one of Vinco's growth platforms, provides full-service management for products for live shopping and digital commerce worldwide. Markets on Main also provides the logistic services streamlining the process for its chosen product partners. 

 

"Markets on Main is excited to be working with OPTEC International, Inc., Distribution and growth deals like the one we closed with OPTEC are perfect for our Markets on Main growth platform," said Brian McFadden, Chief Strategy Officer.  "OPTEC has cutting edge products and the celebrity names to back them up. We look forward to their product launches and to be a part of their growth strategy long term." 

 

This new contract offers Markets on Main the opportunity to distribute OPTEC's two core products: the OPTEC "iWand" and Hydroxyl Portable Air Sterilizer. Markets on Main will have access to OPTEC's Brand Ambassador Dr. Drew Pinsky, nationally known television, radio and podcasting host and New York Times bestselling author.  "We feel confident that the addition of Dr. Drew to the deal will open up increased distribution opportunities," McFadden concluded. 

 

The initial product launch will be the OPTEC "iWand" UV-C LED sterilizing wand which is a slim, high quality hand-held device that disinfects all surfaces and kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses and is proven to work in 50 seconds. Perfect for cell phones, steering wheels, Gas Pumps, ATM, Restaurant and dining tables, the OPTEC "iWand" is made from military grade aluminum and fits comfortably in a pocket or purse.

 

The second product is the Hydroxyl Portable Air Sterilizer, a small, safe, and quiet sterilizer that inhibits the growth of bacteria, viruses, and germs in the home, office or car and is 99.9% effective. It promotes a safe environment for everyone, including children and pets. In addition to sterilization, this device also removes dust and deodorizes.   

 

"This collaboration is the perfect way to leverage our platform, Markets on Main, under Vinco Ventures' umbrella and is just one of the opportunities presented to us under our new 'B.I.G.' Strategy," said Chris Ferguson, CEO.  

 

About Vinco Ventures, Inc.                                                                                                                                 

Vinco Ventures, Inc. (BBIG) is a mergers and acquisition company focused on digital commerce and consumer brands. Vinco's B.I.G. (Buy. Innovate. Grow.) strategy will seek out acquisition opportunities that are poised for scale and grow said acquisitions through targeted traffic and content campaigns. For more information, please view our investor presentation or visit Investors.vincoventures.com.

 

About OPTEC International, Inc.                                                                                                                                   

 

With locations in Carlsbad and Vista, California, OPTEC International, Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of electronic LED, Ultraviolet (UV) & UV-C safety products and related advanced technologies and PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) products. The company's Safe-Scan product line is being launched at a time when HR directors and facilities managers are experiencing extreme concern with respect to keeping environments safe during the global pandemic crisis and the safe reopening of the U.S. economy. For more information visit: www.optecuvc.com

 

Forward-Looking Statements and Disclaimers

Certain statements in this announcement are forward-looking statements which are based on the Company's expectations, intentions and projections regarding the Company's future performance, anticipated events or trends and other matters that are not historical facts, including expectations regarding: (i) the Company's long-term targets, goals and strategies; (ii) the expected benefits of the Company's focus on digital monetization; (iii) the future impact of the preemptive actions the Company took in response to the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with its cash flow generation and balance sheet and liquidity profile; (iv) the Company's strategies for each of its segments, including its focus on recurring revenue, its balance sheet and variable cost structure, and the opportunities in the industries the Company serves; (v) the Company's positioning for future growth and its ability to optimize performance of existing businesses, pursue its disciplined acquisition strategy and effectively manage its capital structure; (vi) the fragmentation of the markets in which the Company operates, the acquisition opportunities in those markets, the Company's intent to continue to explore opportunistic acquisitions and the Company's capacity to absorb additional acquisitions; (vii) certain expected 2020 financial results, including the Company's updated guidance for 2020, the assumptions it made and the drivers contributing to its guidance; (viii) the Company's flexibility to capitalize on the current environment and invest in potential strategic opportunities; and (ix) the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the future operating and financial performance of the Company and its customers, the Company's plans and strategies to adapt and respond to the pandemic and the expected impact of those plans and strategies. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including: (i) economic conditions, competition and other risks that may affect the Company's future performance, including the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company's business, markets, supply chain, customers and workforce, on the credit and financial markets, on the alignment of expenses and revenues and on the global economy generally; (ii) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the Company's acquisitions, including its ability to successfully integrate and make necessary capital investments to support additional acquisitions, and the Company's ability to take advantage of strategic opportunities; (iii) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (iv) the possibility that the Company may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; and (v) other risks and uncertainties. Given these risks and uncertainties, prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of such statements and, except as required by applicable law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

Investor Relations: 
Aimee Carroll 
Phone: 866-900-0992
Email: Investors@vincoventures.com  

 

OPTEC International, Inc.
Investor Relations Contact:
Andrew Barwicki
516-662-9461 / Andrew@barwicki.com