The action in Curaleaf Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:CURLF) has suddenly hit a new gear back to the upside following the company’s big announcement that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GR Companies, Inc., the largest private vertically-integrated multi-state operator, in a cash and stock deal valued at approximately $875 million. The news is a big deal and drove shares up to test 50-day MA resistance.
According to the release, “This transaction solidifies Curaleaf’s position as the world’s largest cannabis company by revenue and the largest in the U.S. across key operating metrics. The highly complementary acquisition brings together the largest public and largest private multi-state operators in the U.S. to offer a full range of products to consumers in states across the country. As a market leader throughout the Midwest, Grassroots has a portfolio of 61 dispensary licenses, with 20 operating today, and 17 cultivation and processing licenses that will substantially accelerate Curaleaf’s continued expansion across the nation.”
Curaleaf Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:CURLF) promulgates itself as a company that operates as an integrated medical and wellness cannabis operator in the United States.
The Company is the parent of Curaleaf, Inc., a leading vertically integrated cannabis operator in the United States. Headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts, Curaleaf, Inc. has a presence in 12 states.
Curaleaf, Inc. operates 30 dispensaries, 12 cultivation sites and 9 processing sites with a focus on highly populated, limited license states, including Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. Curaleaf, Inc. leverages its extensive research and development capabilities to distribute cannabis products in multiple formats with the highest standard for safety, effectiveness, consistent quality and customer care. Curaleaf is committed to being the industry’s leading resource in education and advancement through research and advocacy.
Curaleaf Inc.’s Florida operations were the first in the cannabis industry to receive the Safe Quality Food certification under the Global Food Safety Initiative, setting a new standard of excellence.
It cultivates, processes, markets, and/or dispenses a range of cannabis products in various operating markets, including flower, pre-rolls, and flower pods, dry-herb vaporizer cartridges, concentrates for vaporizing, concentrates for dabbing, tinctures, lozenges, capsules, and edibles.
The company also provides non-cannabis services to licensed cannabis operators in the areas of cultivation, extraction, and production, and retail operations. As of November 01, 2018, it operated a network of 29 dispensaries. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts.
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As noted above, CURLF just announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GR Companies, Inc., the largest private vertically-integrated multi-state operator, in a cash and stock deal valued at approximately $875 million.
The chart shows 20% piled on for shareholders of the stock during the trailing week. In addition, the company has seen interest climb, with an increase in recent trading volume of exceeding 130% over what the stock has registered over the longer term.
“With the acquisition of Grassroots and the pending acquisition of Select, Curaleaf is the world’s largest cannabis company by both revenue and operating presence,” said Joseph Lusardi, CEO of Curaleaf. “With a combined 68 open dispensaries, this transaction significantly accelerates our expansion strategy and strengthens our reach across the medical and adult-use markets. In addition, it enhances the depth of our retail and wholesale platform across the country. By leveraging our scale, as well as our market-leading capabilities and expertise, we will continue to deliver value for our shareholders.”
At this time, carrying a capital value in the market of $2.6B, CURLF has a significant war chest ($230.6M) of cash on the books, which must be weighed relative to about $34.9M in total current liabilities. CURLF is pulling in trailing 12-month revenues of $117M. In addition, the company is seeing recent top-line growth, with sequential quarterly revenues growing at 11%. This may be a very interesting story and we will look forward to updating it again soon. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of $CURLF stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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