TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2020 /CNW/ – Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. (TSX: FAF) (OTCQX: FFLWF) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Fire & Flower Inc. (collectively, “FFHC”, “Fire & Flower” or the “Company”) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of 2673801 Ontario Inc., which owns and operates a licensed cannabis retail store at 480 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario operating as “Satica Cannabis” (the “2673801 Acquisition”).
Additionally, the Company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Busboy Ventures Inc., which owns and operates two licensed cannabis retail stores at 1616 Wilson Avenue and 1542 Jane Street, North York, Ontario, each operating as “NCannabis” (the “Busboy Ventures Acquisition” and collectively with the 2673801 Acquisition, the “Acquisitions”).
Fire & Flower continues to build out our retail network in the province of Ontario both through acquisition and organic growth. Our acquisition strategy is based upon valuing the four-wall retail economics of these businesses.
Trevor Fencott, Chief Executive Officer of Fire & Flower
As we focus on the execution of our retail growth plan across the province of Ontario and other key Canadian markets, the opening of stores is an important part of working towards our goal of positive operating EBITDA.
The purchase price of the 2673801 Acquisition consists of $750,000 in cash plus the net working capital of the business at the date of closing and 248,410 in common shares of FFHC.
The purchase price of the Busboy Ventures Acquisition consists of $700,000 cash plus the net working capital of the business at the date of closing and 2,198,655 in common shares of FFHC.
Completion of the Acquisitions is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions, including the receipt of a no-objection letter from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario and approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange. Closing is expected to occur prior to the end of the Company’s current fiscal quarter.
More information on the grand re-opening dates and times of the stores once transitioned to the Fire & Flower brand will be announced on the Company’s website at http://fireandflower.com/.
About Fire & Flower
Fire & Flower is a leading purpose-built, independent adult-use cannabis retailer poised to capture significant Canadian market share. The Company guides consumers through the complex world of cannabis through education-focused, best-in-class retailing while the Hifyre™ digital platform and Spark™ program connect cannabis consumers with the latest cannabis products and deliver cutting edge insights into evolving consumer behaviours. The Company’s leadership team combines extensive experience in the cannabis industry with strong capabilities in retail operations.
Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. owns all issued and outstanding shares in Fire & Flower Inc., a licensed cannabis retailer that owns cannabis retail store licences in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario and the Yukon territory.
Through its strategic investment with Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., the Company has set its sights on the global expansion as new cannabis markets emerge.
More information on Fire & Flower can be found at www.fireandflower.com.