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William SumnerDecember 6, 2018
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As companies throughout the cannabis industry are seeking ways to create consistent and scalable cannabis products, Acreage Holdings Inc. (CSE: ACRG.U) is positioning itself to become the United States’ first national cannabis Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) company. On December 6, 2018, the company announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Form Factory, a multi-state distributor and manufacturer of cannabis beverages and edible products, in an all-stock transaction valued at $160 million.

“Creating a wide range of products that meet the diversified tastes of consumers and owning the national manufacturing and distribution platform to ensure their consistent and predictable delivery on a national basis is a key to long-term success and value creation in the cannabis industry,” said Kevin Murphy, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Acreage Holdings. “With this acquisition, we are now positioned to be both the first and only national cannabis CPG company and distribution platform in the U.S. cannabis industry.  The combination of the largest U.S. operational footprint, combined with the unique food and beverage manufacturing capabilities of Form Factory sets us on a direct path to becoming the Procter & Gamble of cannabis.”

Under the agreement, Acreage will issue 6.4 million Subordinate Voting Shares to Form Factory shareholders at a price of $25 per share. The company will acquire Form Factory’s grow/processor license and operations in the cities of Los Angeles, California; Oakland, California; and Portland, Oregon. Acreage will also acquire the management services contracts for Form Factory’s contract manufacturing business, as well as all of the company’s intellectual property.

With this acquisition, Acreage hopes to consistently manufacture and distribute branded cannabis products throughout the company’s 19 U.S. state footprint at a scalable level. In addition to cannabis products, Acreage plans on serving traditional, non-cannabis CPG companies. Although a specific date has not been set, the acquisition is expected to close within the first quarter of 2019.


William SumnerNovember 29, 2018
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Today, Acreage Holdings Inc. (CSE: ACRG.U) announced its unaudited financial results for the third quarter, which ended on September 30, 2018.

Acreage reported quarterly revenue of $5.5 million, representing a 160% increase when compared to the same period in the previous year. The company’s year-to-date revenue increased by 92% to $10.6 million. The company’s net loss increased from $0.7 million in the third quarter of 2017 to $4 million. The year-to-date net loss was $2.1 million.

Gross profits for the quarter, excluding fair value items, was $1.9 million; up 118% when compared to the same period in the previous year. Year-to-date gross profits were $3.8 million, representing an increase of 76% over the previous year.

During the last quarter, Acreage launched its flagship brand, “The Botanist;” opening a cannabis dispensary in Baltimore, Maryland and increasing the number of dispensaries owned by the company to 16. By January 2019, the company expects to have as many as 23 retail dispensaries opened. Acreage was also awarded the right to receive one of eight total dispensary licenses in the state of North Dakota.

“We are in the midst of a transformative moment for the U.S. cannabis industry and we have been laying the groundwork to fully leverage our unique strategic advantages – scale, operational depth, and financial strength,” commented Kevin Murphy, Founder, and CEO of Acreage. “Our November public listing and private placement equity raise of approximately $314 million gives us the ability to continue to expand our industry-leading footprint beyond the 18 states that we are in. These efforts have laid the foundation for us to roll out the nation’s first truly national brands in the industry. With our operational foundation now in place and the tailwinds of transformational pending legislation that we anticipate will open new cannabis markets in the U.S., we believe we are in a strong position for the future.”

Acreage on the Move

Over the last month, Acreage has made a number of property purchases and acquisitions to strengthen its portfolio. Most recently the company close the acquisition of Michigan-based Blue Tire Holdings LLC, entered into an agreement to acquire the intellectual property rights of one of the world’s largest and diverse libraries of cannabis genetics, and has agreed to purchase a third Connecticut cannabis dispensary. The latest purchase in Connecticut will give Acreage three of nine dispensary licenses in the state.

 


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