So many acquisitions happened this week.
The Valens Company Inc. (TSX: VLNS) (OTCQX: VLNCF) entered into an agreement with ATB Capital Markets Inc. to raise C$35 million. Then following that announcement, Valens said it was buying LYF Food Technologies Inc. in a cash and share transaction for almost C$25 million, plus up to an additional C$17.5 million upon the business achieving certain earn-out EBITDA milestones. Valens said in a statement that the LYF Acquisition is expected to be accretive in 2021.
GrowGeneration Corp . (NASDAQ: GRWG ) is at it again. The hydroponic chain has acquired Indoor Garden & Lighting, a two-store chain of hydroponic equipment and indoor gardening supply stores serving the Seattle and Tacoma, Washington area. GrowGen said it will be consolidating its current Seattle operation into the acquired stores. This acquisition brings the total number of GrowGen hydroponic garden centers nationwide to 40 stores.
Ayr Strategies Inc. (OTCQX: AYRWF) has taken the next steps in its Arizona strategy by signing a Definitive Agreement to buy Blue Camo, LLC in a deal first announced in November 2020. the deal is valued at $75.4 million.
Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. (CSE: HARV, OTCQX: HRVSF) is getting a lift in its stock after the company announced the closing of a sale-leaseback transaction with Innovative Industrial Properties, Inc. (NYSE: IIPR) that will bring the company roughly $35 million. Harvest sold an industrial property totaling approximately 292,000 square feet for $23.8 million. The company also noted on Friday that it began adult-use sales in Arizona.
Flower One Holdings Inc. (OTCQX: FLOOF) completed an initial debt restructuring, closed on $10 million of a non-brokered convertible debenture offering that could rise to $25 million, and named a new CEO. The company recently defaulted on payments, so the debt has been modified and extended. Kellen O’Keefe was moved to the CEO spot from his previous position of Chief Strategy Officer
The doyen of lifestyle branding Martha Stewart has launched her line of hemp CBD products for dogs. Martha Stewart CBD for Pet was created in collaboration with Canopy Animal Health, a division of Canopy Growth Corporation (NASDAQ: CGC) which is focused on improving pet health through evidence-based CBD therapies.
And finally, This week the first psychedelic stock ETF (exchange-traded fund) began trading on the Canadian NEO exchange under the ticker PSYK. The base currency will be Canadian dollars. The ETF will be managed by Canadian financial services company Horizons ETF Management and it will be focused on the emerging psychedelics opportunity led by life science and pharmaceutical companies.