Curaleaf Announces $425 Million Private Placement Of 8% Senior Secured Notes Due 2026
WAKEFIELD, Mass., Dec. 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA /OTCQX: CURLF) (“Curaleaf” or the “Company”), a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, today announced that it has received commitments for a private placement of 8.0% Senior Secured Notes due 2026 (the “Notes”) for aggregate gross proceeds of US$425 million (the “Offering”).
The Notes, which will be issued at 100% of face value, will be senior secured obligations of the Company and will bear interest at a rate of 8.0% per annum, payable semi-annually in equal installments until the maturity date, unless earlier redeemed or repurchased. The Notes will be governed by a trust indenture to be entered into on closing of the Offering (the “Indenture”). The Indenture enables the Company to issue additional notes on an ongoing basis as needed, subject to maintaining leverage ratios and complying with the other terms and conditions of the Indenture. In addition, the Indenture permits up to an additional US$200 million of senior bank financing. Curaleaf intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to refinance existing indebtedness, for working capital, and to pay transaction fees and expenses. The Notes will mature on December 15, 2026. The Offering is expected to close on December 15, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.
We are pleased to announce what we believe is the largest debt financing of any publicly-traded MSO to date. This offering will allow us to refinance our existing debt at a materially lower interest rate and provides us with additional financial flexibility to execute our strategic growth initiatives.
Joseph Bayern, Chief Executive Officer of Curaleaf
While this initial offering provides more than enough liquidity to refinance our existing debt and meet current needs, the new Indenture provides us a new degree of flexibility to raise debt financing to ensure we have ample liquidity to meet our needs now and into the future.
Seaport Global Securities LLC and Canaccord Genuity Corp. (the “Agents”) acted as placement agents for the Notes in the United States and Canada, respectively.
The Notes are being offered on a private placement basis in certain provinces and territories of Canada pursuant to applicable exemptions from the prospectus requirements of Canadian securities laws. The Notes may also be sold in the United States to or for the account or benefit of “U.S. persons” (as defined in the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”)), on a private placement basis to “qualified institutional buyers” and “accredited investors” pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act, and in such jurisdictions outside of Canada and the United States as may be agreed upon by the Agents and the Company, in each case in accordance with applicable laws. The Notes to be issued will be subject to a customary four-month hold period under Canadian securities laws.
No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved of the contents of this news release. The Notes have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act or any state securities laws. Accordingly, the Notes may not be offered or sold within the United States or to or for the account or benefit of “U.S. persons” unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or pursuant to exemptions from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of the Company in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
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 113 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. For more information, please visit https://ir.curaleaf.com.