PORTLAND, Oregon, July 05 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chalice Brands Ltd. (CSE: CHAL) (OTCQB: CHALF) (the “Company” Where “chalice marks“), a leading consumer-focused cannabis company specializing in retail, production, processing, wholesale and distribution, today announces that the Company has signed an amending agreement on June 1 July 2022 (the “Amending Agreement), to improve the terms of its previously disclosed asset purchase agreement (the “Initial agreement”), which was originally executed on September 16, 2021, to acquire four retail stores under the Cannabliss & Co. brand (“Cannabliss“) of Acreage Holdings, Inc. (“Area”), for a total consideration of 6,500,000 USD. The closing of the transaction as modified by the amending agreement (the “Transaction”) is subject to approval by the Oregon Alcohol and Cannabis Commission (“CCOL”) and satisfaction of other closing conditions. OLCC approval is expected within the next 30 days.
“The modification of the initial transaction allows us to better match the consideration to be paid with the expected cash flows from Cannabliss. This transaction represents an important milestone as we continue to grow our presence in Oregon and refine the performance of Cannabliss stores under the guidance of our leadership team,” said Jeff Yapp, President and CEO of Chalice Brands. . “We look forward to positively leveraging this transaction to drive revenue growth for our shareholders, our employees and the communities we serve.”
- Upon execution of the amending agreement, Chalice Brands will acquire the assets of the four Cannabliss-branded outlets for a total consideration of US$6,500,000 (the “Purchase price“), consisting of a payment of $250,000 already made at the time of the signing of the initial agreement, plus an additional $100,000 in cash at closing, offset by a deduction of $300,000 from the purchase price to settle Accounts Payable to Chalice Brands Chalice Brands will pay the balance owing of $5,850,000, by means of a 36-month secured promissory note (the “To note”) bearing accrued interest at an annual rate of 12%. Chalice Brands will make the following lump sum payments to Acreage: (i) $1,000,000 on January 1, 2024 and $1,000,000 on January 1, 2025, and (ii) on January 1, 2026, Chalice Brands will pay all amounts due to Acreage in under this note, if applicable.
- Chalice Brands acquires four Cannabliss & Co. outlets, further expanding our Oregon statewide retail footprint to a total of 18 locations with added iconic dispensaries such as the Fire Station store in southeast of Portland.
“As stores struggle to stand out in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace, bringing Chalice Farms quality standards to more dispensaries makes the industry as a whole better and more established. This acquisition marks a huge accomplishment for our team and our valued partners as we increase the visibility of our commitment to the factory, the planet and the people,” commented Meghan Miller, Chief Operating Officer of Chalice Brands.
“This renegotiated agreement structure provides Chalice with a longer time frame to repay debt obligations while avoiding dilution for shareholders. To date, we have only recorded management fee income. approval from the OLCC, we will begin to fully recognize the revenue generated by these stores. Management is confident that we can scale the product mix, thereby increasing margins and improving our top line to achieve a flow positive cash flow for the transaction, allowing Chalice to self-finance the acquisition,” said John Varghese, Executive Chairman of the company. “We strongly believe that consolidation is a key strategy to becoming a true leader in the Oregon cannabis with an established platform for growth in other markets.”
About Chalice Brands Ltd.
Chalice Brands is a leading consumer-focused cannabis company specializing in production, processing, wholesale, distribution and retail, with 12 owned dispensaries and 6 operated dispensaries in Portland, Oregon and around around. The company is committed to developing a dynamic portfolio built around trusted Chalice Brands brands, including Chalice Farms, Left Coast Connection, Homegrown Oregon and Cannabliss & Co., with a focus on health and wellness. Chalice operates nationwide through Fifth & Root and has operations in Oregon and California. Visit investors.chalicebrandsltd.com/ for regular updates.
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