It’s time for your Daily Hit of cannabis financial news for June 6, 2019.
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Cresco Capital Partners
Cresco Capital Partners (Cresco Capital) announced today that it has closed an oversubscribed fund of $60 million. Founded in 2014, Cresco Capital was one of the first and largest private equity firms to focus solely on the legal cannabis industry.
Italian court bans cannabis derivatives, in blow to popular sector
Italy’s top court has banned the sale of cannabis products, on the heels of threats by the country’s deputy prime minister to close shops who sell legal derivatives of the plant. Deputy Prime Minister and far-right League leader Matteo Salvini had declared war on so-called “cannabis light” shops in the run up to the European Parliament elections.
In Other News
Harborside Inc. has announced that it has filed its listing statement with the Canadian Securities Exchange and that it will begin trading shares of the company on June 10, 2019 under the ticker symbol “HBOR.” “The start of trading represents a significant milestone for Harborside, and we’re grateful for the support that we’ve received from the CSE throughout the process,” said Harborside CEO Andrew Berman. “We’re excited to move forward as a public company, with a vehicle that attracts growth capital from new investors, and continue maintaining Harborside’s status as California’s premier cannabis operator.”
PharmaCielo Ltd. (TSXV: PCLO) has entered into an implementation agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares and listed options of the global medical cannabis company Creso Pharma Ltd. for A$122 million. Under the agreement, PharmaCielo will pay A$0.63 per share, which is a premium of 50% over the closing trading price of the Creso Pharma shares on May 31, 2019. “PharmaCielo’s acquisition of Creso Pharma, harnessing the synergies between us, creates a combined company that is poised to become a global powerhouse in the medicinal cannabis industry,” said David Attard, CEO of PharmaCielo. “Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company will quadruple our global footprint with presence in more than a dozen countries spanning North and Latin America, Switzerland, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.”
Aleafia Health Inc. (TSX: ALEF) (OTC: ALEAF) (FRA: ARAH) reports that it is offering 35,000 convertible debenture units of the company, at a price of $1,000 per unit, for a total of $35 million. Leading the offering is Mackie Research Capital Corporation and BMO Capital Markets, which is acting on behalf of a syndicate of agents including Canaccord Genuity Corp. The proceeds of the offering will be used for working capital requirement and other general corporate purposes.
Medicine Man Technologies
Medicine Man Technologies, Inc. (OTCQX: MDCL) has entered into a securities purchase agreement for the sale of up to $14 million of the company’s common stock from an affiliate of the private equity firm Dye Capital & Company. The company will use the proceeds to fund growth initiatives. The company also announced a series of pending acquisitions, including MedPharm Holdings, Colorado’s first licensed cannabis research & phytopharmaceutical company; Medicine Man Denver; Los Sueños Farms, North America’s largest sustainable cannabis farm; and Mesa Organics, a cannabis products manufacturing company. “Dye Capital is the right partner for our Company with a unique set of skills and experience in merger and acquisition transactions, integration experience, and scaling operations. Our entire team is excited about teaming with Dye Capital,” said Medicine Man Technologies Co-Founder and CEO Andy Williams.