TerrAscend Announces Upsizing of Previously Announced Non-Brokered Private Placement
Deal size is increased from previously announced US$30-$40 million due to strong investor demand
TORONTO, April 26, 2019 /CNW/ – TerrAscend Corp. (CSE:TER) (“TerrAscend” or the “Company”) is pleased to report that its previously announced private placement (the “Private Placement”) was met with strong investor interest, and that the Company now intends to increase the offering size to approximately US$40 million – US$50 million. The Company has received a lead order from funds advised by JW Asset Management, LLC and its affiliates for a minimum investment of US$15 million. For further details concerning the Private Placement, please refer to the Company’s news release dated April 22, 2019.
The Company intends to use the proceeds from the Private Placement to fund its United States acquisition strategy and for working capital and general corporate purposes.
Subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including the approval of the Canadian Securities Exchange, the Private Placement is expected to close, in one or more tranches, by mid-May, 2019.
The securities to be issued pursuant to the private placement have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “1933 Act”), or under any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, or delivered within the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy such securities in the United States.
TerrAscend provides quality products, brands, and services to the global cannabinoid market. The Company participates in the medical and legal adult use market in Canada and in US states where cannabis has been legalized for therapeutic or adult use. TerrAscend operates a number of synergistic businesses, including Arise Bioscience Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of hemp-derived products; Ascendant Laboratories Inc., a biotechnology and licensing company committed to the continuous improvement of cannabinoid expressing plants; and Solace RX Inc., a proposed Drug Preparation Premises (DPP) focused on the development of novel formulations and delivery forms.
Caution Regarding Cannabis Operations in the United States Investors should note that there are significant legal restrictions and regulations that govern the cannabis industry in the United States. Cannabis remains a Schedule I drug under the US Controlled Substances Act, making it illegal under federal law in the United States to cultivate, distribute or possess cannabis in the United States. Furthermore, financial transactions involving proceeds generated by, or intended to promote, cannabis-related business activities in the United States may form the basis for prosecution under applicable US federal money laundering legislation.
While the approach to enforcement of such laws by the federal government in the United States has trended toward non-enforcement against individuals and businesses that comply with medical or adult-use cannabis programs in states where such programs are legal, strict compliance with state laws with respect to cannabis will neither absolve TerrAscend of liability under US federal law, nor will it provide a defense to any federal proceeding which may be brought against TerrAscend. Following any investment made by TerrAscend in operations in the United States, enforcement of federal laws in the United States will be a significant risk to the business of TerrAscend and any proceedings brought against TerrAscend thereunder may adversely affect TerrAscend’s operations and financial performance.