Village Farms Drops US$75 Million Stepping Into US CBD Space

Evidently Village Farms (NASDAQ: VFF) (TSX: VFF) has shifted its focus to the US market. The firm this morning announced that it has stepped into the US CBD marketspace with the acquisition of a Colorado-based cannabinoid focused firm.

The transaction, valued at a total figure of US$75 million, has seen Village Farms acquire Balanced Health Botanicals effective today. The transaction is stated to be immediately accretive, with Balanced Health having one of the larger hemp-based CBD brands in the US market, while also owning the online retailer known as CBDistillery.

The company is expected to provide US$30 million in annualized revenue, while operating at an adjusted EBITDA margin of 15%. The acquisition will also provide Village with established retail channels and a customer base within the US market ahead of the potential legalization of US THC-markets.

Under the terms of the transaction, Village Farms is to pay $30 million in cash for the firm, as well as US$45 million in the form of common shares, resulting in the issuance of 4.7 million shares. Shares issued in connection with the acquisition are subject to lock-up arrangements for a period of twelve months.

Village Farms last traded at $11.17 on the TSX.

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