Tilray Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire FOUR20 Adult-Use Cannabis Retailer
FOUR20 owns and operates six stores in Alberta and has secured 16 additional high-traffic store locations
Agreement is for up to C$110M subject to the achievement of performance milestones by FOUR20
NANAIMO, B.C. – Tilray, Inc. (“Tilray” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ:TLRY), a global pioneer in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement (“the Agreement”) pursuant to which Tilray, through a wholly-owned subsidiary of High Park Holdings Ltd. (“High Park”), will acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities of 420 Investments Ltd. (“FOUR20”), an adult-use cannabis retail operator headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.
FOUR20 provides adult-use cannabis consumers with a premium retail experience focused on high quality product selection, education and community. FOUR20 currently operates six licensed retail locations and has 16 additional high-traffic locations secured in desirable locations in Alberta, including Canmore, Calgary and Edmonton. Tilray and High Park will leverage FOUR20’s retail expertise and brand and market knowledge to expand into other Canadian provincial markets where Licensed Producer retail ownership will be permitted in the future.
“FOUR20 offers a premium retail experience for the mainstream cannabis consumer and builds on our broader retail strategy, which includes several minority investments in other leading cannabis retailers,” says Tilray Chief Corporate Development Officer Andrew Pucher. “With FOUR20, we will elevate the retail experience for consumers by offering the best quality-tested products while preparing for the next wave of legalized product launches taking place by year’s end.”
Under the terms of the Agreement, Tilray will deliver up to C$110M consisting of C$70M in Tilray Class 2 common stock (“Common Stock”) at closing and $40M in Common Stock subject to the achievement of certain performance milestones by FOUR20.
High Park and its affiliates have fulfilled adult-use supply agreements and purchase orders across Canada since the federal legalization of adult-use cannabis on October 17, 2018. High Park will continue to offer consumers a broad-based portfolio of high quality adult-use products as it grows its supply chain and expands its production capacity in Canada. FOUR20 will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tilray and will continue to offer consumers a diverse selection of brands and products from craft and mainstream producers including High Park.
The transaction is subject to regulatory approval(s). Completion of the transaction will be subject to customary terms and conditions, including approval by FOUR20 shareholders and court approval of the arrangement. It is anticipated that the closing of the transaction will be completed by the end of Q1 2020. Canaccord Genuity Corp. provided a fairness opinion to Tilray’s board of directors in connection with its approval of the transaction.