TORONTO & SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--POSaBIT Systems Corporation (CSE: PBIT, OTC: POSAF) (the “Company” or “POSaBIT”), a leading provider of payments infrastructure in the cannabis industry, today announced the receipt of a notice of termination (the “Notice”) from Akerna Corp. (“Akerna”) in connection with the Company’s previously announced definitive agreement to acquire MJ Platform, Leaf Data Systems and Ample Organics (the “Acquired Companies”). The Notice states that Akerna has determined that a third party proposal for the Acquired Companies (the “Alternative Offer”) is reasonably likely to result in a superior offer under the definitive agreement.
After considering all relevant circumstances, the POSaBIT board and management unanimously agreed not to increase its offer to match the Alternative Offer.
The Notice does not impact the commercial agreements in place between MJ Freeway and POSaBIT relating to various matters, including a Payments Services Referral Agreement which grants POSaBIT certain exclusive rights to provide payment processing services (including the newly acquired suite of Hypur payment products) to MJ Freeway merchants.
POSaBIT announced earlier this week that it had acquired payments and compliance solutions provider Hypur for $7.5 million, adding over $100 million in annualized payment Gross Merchandise Value1.
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POSaBIT (CSE: PBIT) POSaBIT is a FinTech, working exclusively within the cannabis industry. We provide a best-in-class Point-of-Sale solution and are the leading cashless payment provider for cannabis retailers. We work tirelessly to build better financial services and transaction methods for merchants. We bring cutting edge software and technology to the cannabis industry so that all merchants can have a safe and compliant set of services to solve the problems of a cash-only industry. For additional information, visit www.posabit.com .
1 Gross Merchandise Value is a performance metric and calculated by the Company as the total dollar amount of all transactions processed by merchant customers.