TILT Acquires Blackbird Holdings, Begins Trading

The cannabis technology platform, TILT Holdings Inc. (CSE: TILT), announced today that it had acquired the cannabis distribution company Blackbird Holdings Corp. for USD $50 million.

Providing logistics operations and software solutions for operators in the cannabis supply chain, Blackbird works with more than 250 wholesale and retail cannabis operators in the states of California and Nevada; with plans to increase its footprint in California and to expand into Arizona and Massachusetts. The company also provides a consumer marketplace for cannabis delivery, dubbed BlackbirdGo, which helps its California clients connect to approximately 95,000 consumers statewide.

Under the agreement, TILT will pay $5 million in cash and $45 million in securities. This will include issuance of compressed shares of TILT, which is comprised of 100 common shares per compressed share, at a price of C$5.25. The acquisition is expected to close on January 31, 2019.

The Blackbird acquisition represents a major expansion of our operations and delivery capabilities for cannabis businesses,” said Alex Coleman, CEO of TILT. “Blackbird has built out an incredible offering of solutions focused on distribution and last-mile, direct-to-consumer delivery as well as software for wholesale and retail inventory management. That is an important element of our portfolio and we’re happy to welcome Blackbird to the TILT family.”

TILT Goes Public, Releases Details on Other Acquisition

TILT also announced today that the company has begun trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol “TILT” and has released further details about its previously announced acquisition of Standard Farms.

Standard Farms is a multi-state medical cannabis company that focuses on extraction and cultivation, and its products are in approximately 95% of Pennsylvania’s dispensaries. TILT has acquired Standard Farms for $12 million in cash and $28 million in securities. Securities for TILT will be issued at C$5.25 per common share and, pending regulatory approval, the acquisition is expected to close on March 31, 2019.

William Sumner

William Sumner

William Sumner is a freelance writer specializing in the legal cannabis industry. You can follow William on Twitter @W_Sumner or on Medium.


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