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i3 Verticals Reports Acquisition and Inducement Equity Grants

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., October 04, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--i3 Verticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IIIV) (the "Company"), today announced an acquisition that further strengthens its focus in the Company’s Healthcare vertical. The acquisition was effective on October 1.

The acquired business provides comprehensive revenue cycle management and related administrative and consulting services for hospitals, including academic teaching institutions with residents, practice groups and healthcare providers primarily in the southeast. This business leverages its secure and customizable proprietary software, seamless integrations with various medical records systems, and established relationships with payers (including direct claims to Medicare and Medicaid), to offer its customers prompt and reliable services.

The Company will discuss this acquisition in further detail during its upcoming fourth quarter and year-end earnings call in November.

Chairman and CEO Greg Daily commented, "This business significantly expands our presence in the Healthcare vertical. It is a rock-solid company with robust software capabilities, decades of experience with revenue cycle management, and a seasoned management team that is accustomed to growth and high customer satisfaction. This is our fourth acquisition in the Healthcare vertical, and we are pleased to continue to execute our acquisition strategy with a focus on high-growth verticals."

The aggregate cash consideration paid at closing was $60,000,000.

In connection with this acquisition, the Company granted equity awards under its 2020 Acquisition Equity Incentive Plan to employees in accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4). The Company granted options to purchase a total of 600,000 shares of the Company’s Class A common stock to 419 employees as a material inducement for them to enter into employment with the Company. These stock options will vest ratably over three years, subject to the employees’ continued service to the Company through each applicable vesting date. The stock options have an exercise price equal to $24.27, the closing price per share of the Company’s Class A common stock as reported by Nasdaq on October 1, 2021, the date of grant.

About i3 Verticals

Helping drive the convergence of software and payments, the Company delivers integrated payment and software solutions to small and medium-sized businesses and other organizations in strategic vertical markets, such as education, non-profit, the public sector, and healthcare and to the business-to-business payments market. With a broad suite of payment and software solutions that address the specific needs of its clients in each strategic vertical market, the Company processed approximately $17.2 billion in total payment volume for the 12 months ended June 30, 2021.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical fact or relating to present facts or current conditions included in this release are forward-looking statements, including any statements of a general economic or industry specific nature. Forward-looking statements give the Company's current expectations and projections relating to its financial condition, results of operations, guidance, plans, objectives, future performance and business. You generally can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. These statements may include words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "plan," "intend," "believe," "may," "will," "should," "could have," "exceed," "significantly," "likely" and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of the timing or nature of future operating or financial performance or other events.

Any forward-looking statements contained in this release are based on assumptions that we have made in light of the Company's industry experience and its perceptions of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. As you review and consider information presented herein, you should understand that these statements are not guarantees of future performance or results. They depend upon future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Although we believe that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, you should be aware that many factors could affect the Company's actual future performance or results and cause them to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. Certain of these factors and other risks are discussed in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and include, but are not limited to: (i) the anticipated impact to the Company’s business operations, payment volume and volume attrition due to the global pandemic of a novel strain of the coronavirus (COVID-19); (ii) the Company’s indebtedness and the ability to maintain compliance with the financial covenants in the Company’s senior secured credit facility in light of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic; (iii) the ability to meet the Company’s liquidity needs in light of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic; (iv) the ability to raise additional funds on terms acceptable to us, if at all, whether debt, equity or a combination thereof; (v) the triggering of impairment testing of the Company’s fair-valued assets, including goodwill and intangible assets, in the event of a decline in the price of the Company’s Class A common stock; (vi) the ability to generate revenues sufficient to maintain profitability and positive cash flow; (vii) competition in the Company's industry and the ability to compete effectively; (viii) the dependence on non-exclusive distribution partners to market the Company's products and services; (ix) the ability to keep pace with rapid developments and changes in the Company's industry and provide new products and services; (x) liability and reputation damage from unauthorized disclosure, destruction or modification of data or disruption of the Company's services; (xi) technical, operational and regulatory risks related to the Company's information technology systems and third-party providers’ systems; (xii) reliance on third parties for significant services; (xiii) exposure to economic conditions and political risks affecting consumer and commercial spending, including the use of credit cards; (xiv) the ability to increase the Company's existing vertical markets, expand into new vertical markets and execute the Company's growth strategy; (xv) the ability to successfully identify acquisition targets, complete those acquisitions and effectively integrate those acquisitions into the Company's services; (xvi) potential degradation of the quality of the Company's products, services and support; (xvii) the ability to retain clients, many of which are small- and medium-sized businesses, which can be difficult and costly to retain; (xviii) the Company's ability to successfully manage its intellectual property; (xix) the ability to attract, recruit, retain and develop key personnel and qualified employees; (xx) risks related to laws, regulations and industry standards; (xxi) operating and financial restrictions imposed by the Company's senior secured credit facility; and (xxii) the risk factors included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2020 and in our subsequent filings. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of these assumptions prove incorrect, the Company's actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in these forward-looking statements.

Any forward-looking statement made by us in this release speaks only as of the date of this release. Factors or events that could cause the Company's actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

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Contacts

Clay Whitson
Chief Financial Officer
i3 Verticals, Inc.
(888) 251-0987
investorrelations@i3verticals.com