Tilray has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities of 420 Investments Ltd. (“FOUR20”), an adult-use cannabis retail operator headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.
Under the terms of the deal, Tilray will deliver up to C$110m consisting of C$70m in Tilray Class 2 common stock at closing and an additional C$40m in common stock subject to the achievement of certain performance milestones by FOUR20.
FOUR20 currently operates six licensed retail locations and has 16 additional high-traffic locations secured in locations in Alberta, including Canmore, Calgary and Edmonton.
Tilray will acquire FOUR20 via its subsidiary, High Park Holdings Ltd, which produces a range of adult use cannabis brands and products.
Tilray and High Park say they will leverage FOUR20’s retail expertise and brand and market knowledge to expand into other Canadian provincial markets where Licensed Producer retail ownership will be permitted in the future.
“FOUR20 offers a premium retail experience for the mainstream cannabis consumer and builds on our broader retail strategy, which includes several minority investments in other leading cannabis retailers,” says Tilray Chief Corporate Development Officer Andrew Pucher.
“With FOUR20, we will elevate the retail experience for consumers by offering the best quality-tested products while preparing for the next wave of legalized product launches taking place by year’s end.”
High Park and its affiliates have fulfilled adult-use supply agreements and purchase orders across Canada since the federal legalization of adult-use cannabis on October 17, 2018.
FOUR20 will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tilray and will continue to offer consumers a diverse selection of brands and products from craft and mainstream producers including High Park.
The transaction is subject to regulatory approval. Completion of the transaction will be subject to customary terms and conditions, including approval by FOUR20 shareholders and court approval of the arrangement.
It is anticipated that the closing of the transaction will be completed by the end of Q1 2020.Cannabis Business Worldwide