Curaleaf Completes Acquisition of Bloom Dispensaries
WAKEFIELD, Mass., Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA /OTCQX: CURLF) (“Curaleaf” or the “Company”), a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Bloom Dispensaries (“Bloom”), a vertically integrated, single state cannabis operator in Arizona (the “Transaction”). With the close of the Transaction, Curaleaf’s retail footprint has reached 13 dispensaries in Arizona and 121 nationwide.
Bloom is an excellent strategic fit for Curaleaf as it further expands our capacity and retail footprint in Arizona with an attractive set of assets, enabling us to better serve the state’s US$1.4 billion-plus annual market opportunity.
Boris Jordan, Executive Chairman of Curaleaf
Adding to these benefits, Bloom will be immediately accretive to our adjusted EBITDA margins. On behalf of the Board of Directors and management team, I am pleased to officially welcome Bloom to the Curaleaf family.
Joseph Bayern, CEO of Curaleaf, stated, “We are very excited to complete our acquisition of Bloom. Bloom is an ideal asset to expand Curaleaf’s presence in Arizona having built a strong and profitable business by consistently delivering the highest quality products to the market. Arizona represents a significant market opportunity with strong long-term growth potential, and we believe the combination of our two companies will enable Curaleaf to accelerate our growth strategy in the state.”
Bloom Dispensaries Highlights:
- 2021 revenue of approximately US$66 million and EBITDA margins of more than 40%.
- Four retail dispensaries located in the cities of Phoenix, Tucson, Peoria, and the only dispensary currently in Sedona.
- Two adjacent cultivation and processing facilities located in north Phoenix totaling approximately 63,500 sq. ft. of space.
Under the terms of the agreement, Curaleaf paid an aggregate purchase price of approximately US$211 million on a cash and debt free basis with target working capital. The purchase price is subject to standard adjustments based on the actual working capital in the company at close. The purchase price will be paid US$51 million in cash at close, with the remaining approximately US$160 million to be paid through the issuance three promissory notes of US$50 million, US$50 million, and US$60 million due, respectively, on the first, second and third anniversary of closing of the Transaction. At the option of the sellers of Bloom, the third promissory note may be paid by the Company by issuing up to 4,881,392 subordinate voting shares of Curaleaf Holdings at a fixed price of US$13.85 per share on the third anniversary of closing. The notes will be recourse only to shares and assets of Bloom and will not be guaranteed by any Curaleaf entity.
About Curaleaf Holdings
Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) (“Curaleaf”) is a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis with a mission to improve lives by providing clarity around cannabis and confidence around consumption. As a high-growth cannabis company known for quality, expertise and reliability, the Company and its brands, including Curaleaf and Select, provide industry-leading service, product selection and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets. In the United States, Curaleaf currently operates in 23 states with 121 dispensaries, 25 cultivation sites, and employs over 5,200 team members. Curaleaf International is the largest vertically integrated cannabis company in Europe with a unique supply and distribution network throughout the European market, bringing together pioneering science and research with cutting-edge cultivation, extraction and production. Curaleaf is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol CURA and trades on the OTCQX market under the symbol CURLF.