Canadian Manufacturing

HEXO Corp to acquire 48North Cannabis Corp.

The addition of 48North’s product offerings provides a strong base for potential future CPG partnerships in the US, Canada and internationally.

May 17, 2021  by CM Staff

OTTAWA and TORONTO — HEXO Corp. and 48North Cannabis Corp announces that they have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement under which HEXO will acquire, by way of court-approved plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act, all of 48North’s issued and outstanding common shares in an all-share transaction valued at approximately $50 million on an enterprise value basis.

“As we continue down our path towards achieving a top two position in Canada by adult-use sales, we are looking forward to welcoming the 48North team into the HEXO family.” said Sebastien St-Louis, CEO and co-founder of HEXO Corp. “48North’s innovative product portfolio complements HEXO’s existing brands which, combined with their additional market penetration, will further strengthen HEXO’s position in the Canadian market. We expect the deal could offer up to $12 million worth of accretive synergies within one year following the close and ideally position HEXO to continue executing on our domestic and international growth strategy.”

“48North has always been a brand-led, consumer-centric licensed cannabis producer with a mission to provide an expansive portfolio of high-quality, accessibly-priced products across the country,” said Charles Vennat, CEO of 48North. “Like HEXO, 48North believes that the combination should deliver meaningful synergies, a stronger financial position with increased flexibility, and should position the combined company to meet growing consumer demand on a national basis. I believe this Transaction is beneficial to our shareholders, customers, partners, and other stakeholders. We look forward to working closely with HEXO to complete this transaction,” added Charles Vennat, CEO of 48North.

Under the terms of the Arrangement Agreement, 48North shareholders will receive 0.02366 of a HEXO common share in exchange for each 48North common share held (the Exchange Ratio).

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