MYM Nutraceuticals Inc. (CSE: MYM) (OTC: MYMMF) is buying Biome Grow Inc. (CSE:BIO) (CNSX:BIO.CN) for roughly $12,898,727 (all figures in Canadian dollars). Biome is a Canadian-based company with national and international business interests in the cannabis industry. Its wholly-owned subsidiary Highland Grow Inc. is licensed to cultivate, process, and sell cannabis.
The transaction will include $1.5 million in cash and 42,813,985 common shares in the capital of MYM at a price per share of $0.065 and 132,551,040 newly-created non-voting Class A Special Shares of MYM. Biome will become the largest shareholder of MYM.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Highland Grow to the MYM family”, said Robin Linden, interim CEO of MYM Nutraceuticals. “The Highland Grow cultivation and distribution facility in Nova Scotia will expand MYM’s cannabis footprint, enabling us to immediately supply the Canadian market with premium craft cannabis, including product grown in our Quebec based facility.” Michael Wiener will resign as a director of Biome and will be appointed as Chief Executive Officer and a director of MYM. Robin Linden will resume his role as a director and Chief Marketing Officer of MYM. Robert Wolf will also be appointed a director of MYM.
In order to pay for the acquisition, MYM has entered into a loan facility with 1909203 Ontario Inc. to borrow $3 million for a term of 18 months with an option to extend for an additional 6 months. 1909203 Ontario Inc. is controlled by Michael Wiener and parties related to him. The Loan Facility shall bear interest at a face rate of 17.5% per annum.
MYM has also agreed to loan Biome an amount equal to $1 million for a term of 18 months with an option to extend for an additional 6 months at the sole discretion of Biome upon Biome paying an extension fee. The Biome Loan shall bear interest at a face rate of 17.5% per annum.
“This is a great opportunity that benefits all of our stakeholders,” said Khurram Malik, CEO of Biome Grow. “This transaction allows Biome to become the largest single shareholder in a much bigger operating platform than it could currently create on its own, an ability to address our significant liabilities stemming from our previously abandoned capital intensive strategy, and it gives Biome greater flexibility on how to evolve the business in this fast-changing industry.”