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48North Closes its $10 million Private Placement, Ready to Deliver on its 100-acre Outdoor Farm
TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2019 /CNW/ – 48North Cannabis Corp. (“48North” or the “Company”) (TSXV:NRTH) is pleased to announce the closing of its $10,000,000 private placement. Following the completion of the $3,000,000 strategic investment from Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth”) (TSX: WEED,NYSE: CGC), 48North today closed on the additional $7,045,000 from a leading US-based private investment fund, the second and final tranche of its $10,000,000 private placement.
The private placement provides capital and liquidity to support the continued expansion of 48North, including the development of its 100-acre farm and large-scale extraction capabilities to significantly increase 2019 production and facilitate the rapid development of innovative, next-generation cannabis products.
Closing the $10 million private placement marks a significant milestone for 48North, the capital firmly secures the Company’s ability to deliver on its business plan. The funds enable 48North to develop the necessary pre and post production facilities to develop and produce innovative, next-generation cannabis products.
Alison Gordon, co-CEO of 48North
The leading US-based private investment fund elected to subscribe for Common Units (“Common Unit”) of the Company, in lieu of the previously announced Preferred Unit offering. 48North and the leading US-based private investment fund have entered into an agreement that provides the holder a right to require the Company to repurchase its Common Shares at the Company’s 5-day VWAP if certain provisions concerning confidentiality and restrictions against unlawful U.S operations are breached by 48North.
Details on the Financing
Under the second financing tranche, the Company will receive $7,045,000 and issue 9,393,333 Common Units at $0.75 per Common Unit, representing approximately 7.7% of the issued and outstanding shares. Each Common Unit is comprised of one Common Share and one quarter Common Share Purchase Warrant (each whole Common Share Purchase Warrant, a “Common Warrant”). Each full Common Warrant entitles the holder to acquire an additional Common Share of 48North for a period of 12 months from the date of issue at a strike price of $1.15, provided that, the expiry of the warrants can be accelerated if the closing price of the company’s common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV”) is at least $1.50 for a minimum of 10 consecutive trading days and a notice of acceleration is provided in accordance with the terms of the warrant, may accelerate the expiry date to the warrants to a date 30 days after the date of the notice.
Certain of the Common Units issued in the Financing may be subject to a four-month hold period under provincial securities laws in Canada and the TSXV policies and may be subject to additional resale restrictions based upon the jurisdiction in which the purchaser is resident.
48North Cannabis Corp. (TSXV: NRTH) is a vertically-integrated cannabis company focused on the health and wellness market through cultivation and extraction, as well as the creation of innovative, authentic brands for next-generation cannabis products. 48North is developing formulations and manufacturing capabilities for its own proprietary products, as well positioning itself to contract manufacture similar products for third parties. 48North operates two indoor-licensed cannabis production sites in Ontario with over 86,000 square feet of production capacity. 48North cultivates unique genetics at its wholly-owned subsidiaries, DelShen Therapeutics Corp. (“DelShen”) and Good and Green Cannabis Corp. (“Good & Green”), both Licensed Producers under the Cannabis Act. In addition, 48North operates a 100-acre organic farm providing 48North with organic, sun-grown cannabis and a significant first-mover advantage in the production of low-cost, next-generation, extract-based cannabis products. 48North has a growing portfolio of brands that include Latitude, a women’s cannabis platform (explorelatitude.com) and Mother & Clone, a rapid-acting sublingual cannabis nanospray (momandclone.com).
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