Michigan-based privately-owned cannabis company Gage Cannabis Co. has launched a Regulation A, Tier 2, equity financing. The company’s Executive Chairman is industry leader Bruce Linton. Gage said it is offering up to 28,571,400 shares of Subordinate Voting Shares for $1.75 per Share. The shares are being offered pursuant to Regulation A of Section 3(b) of the Securities, as amended, for Tier 2 offerings, by management on a “best-efforts” basis directly to purchasers who satisfy the requirements set forth in Regulation A.
“We wanted to provide investors with the opportunity to invest in a growing and dominant cannabis operation before an official IPO process,” said Bruce Linton, Executive Chairman of Gage Cannabis. “Michigan is one of the top cannabis markets in the U.S., and I am confident Gage is poised to continue building on its historical execution and fortifying its position as one of the top operators and brands in Michigan, as well as a name consumers look for across the United States”. Linton is the former CEO, Chairman, and Founder of Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE: CGC) and was the first and lead investor in the offering, emphasizing his support of the company.
Gage has opened five dispensaries and is in the process of opening three more locations by the end of the year with a goal of having over 20 stores by the end of 2021. The company says it has garnered $30+ million (unaudited) in sales so far this year and is anticipating further sales growth in the coming months. Gage’s portfolio includes city and state approvals for 19 “Class C” cultivation licenses, three processing licenses and 13 provisioning centers (dispensaries).
The company has stated that it is an exclusive cultivator and retailer of cannabis brands including Cookies, Lemonnade, Runtz, Grandiflora, SLANG Worldwide (CNSX:SLNG), OG Raskal, and its own proprietary Gage brand portfolio in Michigan.
“We’re excited to invite public investors to join alongside industry juggernauts, like Bruce Linton, and provide them with the opportunity to participate in our future success,” said Fabian Monaco, President of Gage Cannabis. “We have strategically acquired a portfolio of high-quality operating assets and brands in the rapidly growing Michigan market and developed a reputation for providing consumers with access to craft cannabis in elevated retail environments. This is a great first step in our journey to becoming a publicly-traded company and we’re excited to continue to build on our strong foundation while delivering long-term shareholder value.”