IM Cannabis Corp. (NASDAQ: IMCC) is buying R.A. Yarok Pharm Ltd. also called Pharm Yarok, Rosen High Way Ltd., and High Way Shinua. Ltd. by IMC Holdings Ltd., a wholly-owned Israeli subsidiary. The deal is valued at C$4.6 million.
The acquisition is expected to integrate assets that include a license to sell medical cannabis to patients (including the ability to sell online), a large customer service center, a virtual store, and online properties, intellectual property, a logistics, and warehousing center with specialized storage space for over 350 kg of medical cannabis as well as a large customer base. IMC said it expects to be able to consolidate the financial results of Pharm Yarok, Rosen High Way, and HW Shinua as of the date of executing the definitive share purchase agreements and prior to Closing. The collective current annual revenue run rate of Pharm Yarok, Rosen High Way, and HW Shinua is approximately $8 million with an expected positive EBITDA of approximately $1 million.
“The Israeli medical cannabis market continues to grow and evolve very rapidly. Pharm Yarok is one of the leading medical cannabis retailers in Israel, selling approximately 1,000 kg of medical cannabis per year and serving over 2,000 patients per month. The Acquisition significantly advances our retail expansion strategy, initiated earlier this year through the acquisition of Panaxia-to-the-Home’s distribution and in-house pharmacy activities,” said Oren Shuster, CEO of IMC. “We expect that the continuation of our vertical integration strategy will increase our purchasing power with suppliers, create potential synergies with our established call center and online operations and provide for additional margin on direct sales and up-sells across a growing range of products. We welcome the Pharm Yarok and Rosen High Way management teams and employees, along with their expertise in retailing and branding.”
Pharm Yarok is a leading medical cannabis pharmacy located in central Israel. Pharm Yarok serves more than 2,000 medical cannabis patients per month. Pharm Yarok is located in Netanya, a city in central Israel, and has been serving patients since June 2020.
Rosen High Way is a trade and distribution center providing medical cannabis storage, distribution services, and logistics solutions for cannabis companies and pharmacies in Israel and HW Shinua is an applicant for a medical cannabis transportation license from the Israeli Medical Cannabis Unit. If the license is received it would permit HW Shinua to transport large quantities of medical cannabis to and from Pharm Yarok’s pharmacy and Rosen High Way’s distribution center and to and from third parties in the medical cannabis sector, including medical cannabis growing facilities, pharmacies, manufacturers and distribution centers across Israel.
The transaction consists of approximately $4.6 million in cash, of which $1.3 million shall be invested in IMC in consideration for IMC’s equity by the shareholders of Pharm Yarok, Rosen High Way, and HW Shinua.