PHOENIX & GAINESVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harvest Health & Recreation, Inc. (“Harvest”), a vertically integrated cannabis company with one of the largest footprints in the United States, today completed the purchase of its previously announced plans to acquire 100 percent of the issued and outstanding common stock of San Felasco Nurseries, Inc. (“San Felasco”), a holder of a medical marijuana dispensary license and authorization to operate as a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center in the state of Florida that can produce, process and dispense medical marijuana and marijuana products. Each Medical Marijuana Treatment Center is allowed to operate up to 25 dispensaries in the State of Florida, subject to increase in certain circumstances.
With this acquisition Harvest’s footprint now includes more than 40 licenses in 10 states and the company has grown to 425 employees.
“This acquisition ensures Florida patients can finally receive the highest quality products and experience in the cannabis industry,” said Harvest CEO and founder Steve White. “Harvest is thrilled to bring its consistent, safe, fully vertically integrated approach to dozens of forthcoming stores in the Sunshine State.”
The purchase price for the acquisition as provided for in the agreement was US$65,676,287.70 comprised of US$34,058,579.32 in cash, US$29,650,920 in Multiple Voting Stock valued at $390 per share and $1,966,788.38 in assumption of debt. In addition, the Company agreed to issue $4,000,000 in Multiple Voting Stock valued at $390 per share to a lender of San Felasco’s as consideration for waiving certain of its rights and extending the term of certain debt and other financing commitments to San Felasco as previously disclosed. The Multiple Voting Stock issuable in these transactions is subject to a lock-up for a period of six months from the date of the closing.
About Harvest Health & Recreation, Inc.:
Harvest Health & Recreation, Inc. is one of the first consistently profitable, vertically integrated cannabis companies with one of the largest footprints in the U.S. Harvest’s complete vertical solution includes industry-leading cultivation, manufacturing, and retail facilities, construction, real estate, technology and operational expertise — leveraging in-house legal, HR and marketing teams, along with proven experts in writing and winning state-based applications. The company has 425 employees with proven experience, expertise and knowledge of in-house best practices that are drawn upon whenever Harvest enters new markets. Harvest’s executive team is comprised of leaders in finance, compliance, real estate and operations. Since its founding in 2011, Harvest has grown its footprint every year and now has licenses in 10 states, with planned expansion into additional states by 2020. Harvest shares timely updates and releases as part of its regular course of business with the media and the interested public. For more information, visit: https://www.harvestinc.com/.
About San Felasco Nurseries, Inc.:
San Felasco holds a medical marijuana dispensary license and is authorized to operate as a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center in the state of Florida that can produce, process and dispense medical marijuana and marijuana products. Each Medical Marijuana Treatment Center is allowed to operate up to 25 dispensaries in the State of Florida, subject to increase in certain circumstances.
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Investors are cautioned that forward-looking information is not based on historical facts but instead reflects Harvest management’s expectations, estimates or projections concerning future results or events based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made. Although Harvest believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information are reasonable, such information involves risks and uncertainties, and undue reliance should not be placed on such information, as unknown or unpredictable factors could have material adverse effects on future results, performance or achievements of the combined Company. Among the key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking information are the following: the potential impact of an announcement of a going public transaction on relationships, including with regulatory bodies, employees, suppliers, customers and competitors; changes in general economic, business and political conditions, including changes in the financial markets; and in particular in the ability of the Company to raise debt and equity capital in the amounts and at the costs that it expects; adverse changes in the public perception of cannabis; decreases in the prevailing prices for cannabis and cannabis products in the markets that the Company operates in; adverse changes in applicable laws; or adverse changes in the application or enforcement of current laws, including those related to taxation; the inability to locate and acquire suitable companies, properties and assets necessary to execute on the Company’s business plans; and increasing costs of compliance with extensive government regulation. This forward-looking information may be affected by risks and uncertainties in the business of Harvest and market conditions.
Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Although Harvest has attempted to identify important risks, uncertainties and factors which could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be others that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Harvest does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update this forward-looking information except as otherwise required by applicable law.