As the turnaround continues in the cannabis patch, investors may benefit from noting that laggard Acreage Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:ACRGF) recently announced it has entered into two definitive funding agreements for a total of up to $60,000,000 in gross proceeds.
According to the release, the two funding agreements include: a Standby Equity Distribution Agreement with an institutional investor, under which the Company may, at its discretion, periodically sell to Investor, and pursuant to which the Investor may, at its discretion, require the Company to sell to it, up to $50,000,000 of the Company’s Class A Subordinate Voting Shares, no par value, and completion of a private placement offering, in which it issued $11,000,000 in principal amount under a secured convertible debenture, with gross proceeds to the Company of $10,000,000 before transaction fees.
Acreage Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:ACRGF) bills itself as a principal investment firm specializing in the cannabis industry.
This is a vertically integrated, multi-state owner of cannabis licenses and assets in U.S. states where either medical and/or adult use of cannabis is legal. With one of the largest geographic footprints of any cannabis companies, it currently owns and/or operates cultivation, processing and dispensary operations. The Company is dedicated to building and scaling operations to create a seamless, consumer-focused branded cannabis experience.
According to public filings, Acreage is the largest multi-state cannabis operator in the United States in terms of number of states with operating licenses, largest total addressable market, and largest serviceable population. More recently, Acreage announced a transformative acquisition of Form Factory, which will provide the company with the capabilities to become the cannabis industry’s first and only Consumer Packaged Goods company with a national footprint.
Headquartered in New York City, Acreage Holdings is the largest vertically integrated, multi-state owner of cannabis licenses and assets in U.S. states with respect to number of states with operating licenses, according to public filings.
With operating licenses in 19 states, serving a population of more than 172 million Americans, and an estimated 2022 total addressable market of approximately $14 billion in legal cannabis sales according to Arcview Market Research. Acreage is dedicated to building and scaling operations to create a seamless, consumer-focused branded cannabis experience.
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As noted above, ACRGF just announced it has entered into two definitive funding agreements for a total of up to $60,000,000 in gross proceeds.
The stock has suffered a bit of late, with shares of ACRGF taking a hit in recent action, down about -22% over the past week. Over the past month, shares of the stock have suffered from clear selling pressure, dropping by roughly -39%. In addition, the listing has witnessed a pop in interest, as transaction volume levels have recently pushed 27% over what the stock has registered over the longer term.
According to the release, for each Subordinate Voting Share purchased under the SEDA (the “Shares”), the Investor will pay the Company the greater of (i) 95% of the lowest daily volume weighted average price of the Subordinate Voting Shares on the Canadian Securities Exchange or other principal market on which the Subordinate Voting Shares are traded (the “Principal Market”) for the five consecutive trading days immediately following the date the Company or the Investor delivers notice requiring the Investor to purchase or the Company to sell the Shares under the SEDA; or (ii) the lowest price allowable under the rules of the Principal Market.
Currently trading at a market capitalization of $183M, ACRGF has virtually no cash on the books, which must be weighed relative to virtually no total current liabilities. ACRGF is pulling in trailing 12-month revenues of $74.1M. In addition, the company is seeing major top-line growth, with y/y quarterly revenues growing at 101.5%. This is an exciting story, and we look forward to a follow-up chapter as events transpire. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of $ACRGF stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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