Tilray, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities of cannabis cultivator Natura Naturals Holdings Inc.
The deal will see Tilray hand over C$35 million, comprised of C$15 million in cash and C$20 million in Tilray Class 2 common stock. Upon Natura reaching certain quarterly production milestones over the following twelve-month period, up to C$35 million of Tilray common stock may become payable resulting in a total purchase price of C$70 million if fully achieved.
It is anticipated that the closing of the transaction will be completed within the next 30 days
As a result of the proposed acquisition, Tilray will obtain Natura’s 662,000 square-foot greenhouse cultivation facility, of which 155,000 square-feet are currently licensed, and all subsequent cannabis output from this facility.
Natura, through a wholly-owned subsidiary located in Leamington, Ontario, is a licensed cultivator under the Cannabis Act specializing in the greenhouse cultivation of cannabis.
“We’re very pleased to have an agreement in place that allows us to expand our capacity to supply high-quality branded cannabis products to the Canadian market,” said Brendan Kennedy, Tilray President and CEO. “Through an extensive and thorough search for the right supply partner, we’re pleased to have come to a mutually-beneficial agreement with Natura.”
“We’re very pleased to have an agreement in place that allows us to expand our capacity to supply high-quality branded cannabis products to the Canadian market.”
Brendan Kennedy, Tilray
Tilray currently operates three facilities in Canada and one in Portugal: Tilray Canada Ltd, a Nanaimo, British Columbia-based research, cultivation and processing facility which primarily serves the Canadian and global medical cannabis market; Tilray Portugal, Unipessoal, Lda, located in Cantanhede, a research, processing, cultivation, packaging and distribution facility which will primarily serve the medical cannabis market in Europe; High Park Farms Ltd., an Enniskillen, Ontario-based cultivation and processing facility primarily serving the adult-use market in Canada; and the newly-licensed High Park processing facility in London, Ontario, which will exclusively serve the adult-use market in Canada.
Tilray and High Park also have cannabis supply agreements in place with Licensed Producers throughout Canada and most recently signed an exclusive sale, supply, distribution and marketing agreement to deliver High Park adult-use cannabis products in Québec with ROSE LifeScience.
The proximity of Natura’s facility to Tilray and High Park’s existing Ontario operations is expected to lead to long-term collaboration of cannabis research, cultivation and processing between the companies.
The transaction will be completed by plan of arrangement under the Ontario Business Corporations Act. Completion of the transaction will be subject to customary terms and conditions, including shareholder and court approval of the arrangement.Cannabis Business Worldwide