Precision Extraction Solutions and Cascade Sciences have entered into a definitive merger agreement to create Sinclair Scientific, forming the largest cannabis and hemp extraction equipment and services company in the world with an unparalleled portfolio of technological offerings. the two operators have combined annual revenue of over $100 million.
The global cannabis extract market size is expected to be valued at $28.5 billion by 2027, according to a new report published by Grand View Research, Inc. It is projected to expand at a CAGR of 16.6% over the forecast period. Based on product type, cannabis extracts are classified into oils and tinctures.
The merger between Precision and Cascades is one of the first major consolidations in the cannabis extraction equipment and life sciences space. Sinclair Scientific said it plans to add more brands to its portfolio, including highly innovative and disruptive technologies to further its growth.
“This is a major milestone in the cannabis extraction equipment and life sciences space and we are thrilled about the unique opportunities this merger will create for our customers, as well as our employees, business partners, and shareholders,” said Marc Beginin, CEO of Precision Extraction Solutions. “Our combined company will have the most respected, recognized, and storied brands in the global cannabis extraction industry, and together we will create even brighter futures. This combination offers significant value to our stakeholders in a company firmly positioned for exponential growth.”
The CEOs of both Precision and Cascade are stepping down. Beginin and Lee Kearney have each taken seats as directors on the newly formed board of Sinclair Scientific. The first act of Sinclair’s board was to unanimously appoint Doug Dowd as the Chief Executive Officer of Sinclair Scientific. Dowd brings more than 35 years of executive leadership experience with some of the largest life sciences companies in the world (including Thermo Fisher and Avantor Sciences) and a proven track record of management expertise and operational results. Most recently, Mr. Dowd served as president of Ricca Chemical Company, a leading manufacturer of analytical solutions and standards in North America.
The newly formed entity will have offices, warehousing, and production facilities throughout the United States including California, Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey, and Oregon.
Lee Kearney, CEO of Cascade Sciences, added, “Through merging Precision and Cascade, we are creating an unmatched platform for both U.S. and international growth. Our combined brands and businesses mean increased scale, solidifying our position as the world’s premier provider of the most innovative equipment, robust technology, and unparalleled customer service in the extraction industries. We greatly admire the business that the Precision team has built, and we are excited to work with them to integrate our two companies and execute on the attractive growth opportunities ahead.”