Village Farms International Announces Approximately US$25 Million Registered Direct Offering
VANCOUVER, BC, Jan. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ – Village Farms International, Inc. (“Village Farms” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: VFF) announced today that it has entered into definitive agreements with certain institutional investors for the purchase and sale of 18,350,000 of its common shares together with warrants to purchase up to 18,350,000 common shares, pursuant to a registered direct offering. The common shares and warrants are being sold at a combined purchase price of US$1.35 per share and accompanying warrant for expected gross proceeds of approximately US$25 million, before deducting placement agent fees and other offering expenses payable by Village Farms. The warrants will have an exercise price of US$1.65, will be exercisable beginning six months from issuance and will expire five years from the date of initial exercisability.
The closing of the offering is subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to close on or about January 30, 2023. The net proceeds from this offering are intended to be used for general working capital purposes.
A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. are acting as co-lead placement agents for the offering.
The securities described above are being offered by Village Farms pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-257857) that was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on June 21, 2022. A final prospectus supplement relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov. Copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained, when available, by contacting A.G.P./Alliance Global Partners, 590 Madison Avenue, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10022 or via telephone at 212-624-2060 or email: email@example.com. Copies may also be obtained, when available, from Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Attn: Capital Markets, 499 Park Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, New York 10022 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Village Farms International, Inc.
Village Farms leverages decades of experience as a large-scale, Controlled Environment Agriculture-based, vertically integrated supplier for high-value, high-growth plant-based Consumer Packaged Goods opportunities, with a strong foundation as a leading fresh produce supplier to grocery and large-format retailers throughout the US and Canada, and new high-growth opportunities in the cannabis and CBD categories in North America and selected markets internationally.
In Canada, the Company’s wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary, Pure Sunfarms, is one of the single largest cannabis operations in the world, the lowest-cost greenhouse producer and one of Canada’s best-selling brands. The Company also owns 70% of Québec-based, Rose LifeScience, a leading third-party cannabis products commercialization expert in the Province of Québec.
In the US, wholly-owned Balanced Health Botanicals is one of the leading CBD brands and e-commerce platforms in the country. Subject to compliance with all applicable US federal and state laws and stock exchange rules, Village Farms plans to enter the US high-THC cannabis market via multiple strategies, leveraging one of the largest greenhouse operations in the country (more than 5.5 million square feet in West Texas), as well as the operational and product expertise gained through Pure Sunfarms’ cannabis success in Canada.
Internationally, Village Farms is targeting selected, nascent, legal cannabis and CBD opportunities with significant medium- and long-term potential, with an initial focus on the Asia-Pacific region, Israel and Europe.