2013-08-23 15:02:01 -
SAN FRANCISCO - August 23, 2013 - Merriman Capital, Inc. ("Merriman"), a wholly
owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: MERR), announced today that
it has been retained as Capital Markets Advisor to Giggles N' Hugs, Inc.
("Giggles N' Hugs") (OTCQB: GIGL). Merriman will provide issuer consulting and
equity capital markets advisory services to Giggles N' Hugs' management team.
Merriman provides its capital markets clients with Corporate Brokerage Services
and advisory on the effective engagement of a potentially broader institutional
shareholder base, financing solutions, and strategies for organizing their
capital structure while helping to increase trading liquidity. Merriman's
Capital Markets Advisory Group clients also benefit from access to unique
capital solutions and the implementation of various public markets initiatives.
Giggles N' Hugs operates family restaurants in the Los Angeles area with
organic, healthy food for families and play space for children. In addition to
the play space, Giggles N' Hugs also features daily live entertainment and shows
and provides a selection of party packages. Giggles N' Hugs is headquartered in
Los Angeles, CA
"We are pleased to announce our newest capital markets advisory client, Giggles
N' Hugs," said Doug Rogers, Managing Director of Merriman Capital, Inc. "We
provide our growing portfolio of corporate clients with market insight,
corporate brokerage services as well as strategic advisory for capital
About Merriman Capital, Inc.
Merriman Capital, Inc. is a corporate advisory-focused registered investment
bank that provides equity and options execution services, market making, and
differentiated research for high growth companies. The firm also provides
capital formation, advisory, and M&A services. Merriman Capital, Inc. is a
wholly owned subsidiary of Merriman Holdings, Inc. and is the leading investment
banking firm for unique high-growth companies. For more information, please go
Merriman Capital, Inc. is a registered broker-dealer and member of The Financial
Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) www.finra.org/
and the Securities
Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) www.sipc.org/
About Giggles N' Hugs
Giggles N' Hugs, Inc. (GIGL) is an upscale, family restaurant and play space
where play time, healthy food and happy parents converge. With a 2,000 square
foot play area that includes a life size pirate ship, a fourteen feet high
climbing structure, and princess castle, the restaurant is designed to create a
fun, casual, family atmosphere where children ten and under can interact with
their parents and each other while enjoying freshly prepared, organic,
nutritious and reasonably-priced food. Giggles N' Hugs also features daily live
entertainment and shows. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, Giggles N' Hugs
operates two restaurants in Century City, CA and Canoga Park, CA and is opening
their third location in the Glendale Galleria Shopping Center in Glendale, CA.
For more information, please visit www.gigglesnhugs.com.
Note to Investors
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements based on our
current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and
uncertainties. This release does not constitute an offer to sell or a
solicitation of offers to buy any securities of any entity. Forward-looking
statements in this release are based on information available to us as of the
date hereof. Our actual results may differ materially from those stated or
implied in such forward-looking statements, due to risks and uncertainties
associated with our business, which include the risk factors disclosed in our
Form 10-K-A filed on April 30, 2013 and the Form 10-Q filed on August 14, 2013.
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a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The Form 10-K-A filed
on April 30, 2013 and the Form 10-Q filed on August 14, 2013, together with this
press release and the financial information contained herein, are available on
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Merriman Capital, Inc.
Chief Operating Officer
Merriman Capital, Inc.
Chief Compliance Officer
Merriman Capital, Inc.
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