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Curaleaf Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS: CURLF) Announces Multi-Year Research And Development Partnership With Agrify Corp (NASDAQ: AGFY) For Vertical Farming

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Curaleaf Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS: CURLF) and Agrify Corp (NASDAQ: AGFY) recently announced the signing of a definitive Collaboration Agreement for a long-term research and development partnership to evaluate Agrify’s vertical farming and software innovations. Curaleaf is one of the largest multi-state operators in the U.S., with operations in Europe through Curaleaf International. Agrify develops highly advanced precision hardware and software cultivation solutions for indoor agriculture.

The Curaleaf and Agrify partnership will focus on the impact evaluation of specific environmental conditions created and controlled by the latter’s Vertical Farming Units and a software platform Agrify Insights™ on “harvest yields, plant terpene profiles, and flavonoid concentrations.”The partnership will also explore techniques for enhancing the aroma, aesthetic appeal, and chemical profile of cannabis flowers. In addition, the research team will also research the effect of regulated environments on the maturation of the chemical profile, overall health, and longevity of cannabis plants.

Operational details of R&D partnership

The Collaboration Agreement is for three years, with an option to extend another three years. As per the terms of the Agreement, Agrify will supply its Vertical Farming Units and Agrify Insights™ software platform to Curaleaf for researching the latter’s primary R&D facility in Massachusetts. Agrify has expertise and technology in creating optimized indoor cultivation environments. Curaleaf has expertise in cultivating and producing quality cannabis products. The company operates in 23 states with 22 cultivations sites, 30 processing sites, and 107 dispensaries.

Management commentary regarding the partnership

Joseph Bayern, Chief Executive Officer of Curaleaf, expressed that the company is committed to providing premier and innovative cannabis products with the utmost quality. As the cultivation environment plays a crucial role in the plant’s chemical composition, this partnership will help unleash the understanding of the conditions required to optimize plant growth, including its genetic potential. Raymond Chang, Chief Executive Officer of Agrify, was thrilled to partner with Curaleaf, as this was the first MSO collaboration for Agrify. Chang mentioned that the proposed research would help understand the importance of an optimally controlled environment to consistently produce high-quality cannabis flowers.

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Fiore Cannabis Ltd (OTCMKTS: FIORF) Announces Debt Settlement Agreement and LOI To Acquire California Patients Club

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Fiore Cannabis Ltd (OTCMKTS: FIORF) has announced a debt settlement agreement connected to the convertible bond that was issued on May 1, 2017, as it seeks to bolster its balance sheet. 

Fiore issues shares to settle its debt

The company has issued 3.846 million common shares in its capital to certain bondholders at a deemed CA$0.15 per share price. Also, Fiore issued 3.846 million common stock purchase warrants exercisable at CA$0.12 per warrant within 18 months. The company will use the proceeds to settle its CA$576,923 debt. Notably, the issued shares will be subject to a statutory holding period of four months from the day of issue. 

Fiore Cannabis CEO Erik Anderson said, “I’m satisfied with the settlement with our bondholders which enables us to focus all energies on pursuing our forward-looking business strategy. With our balance sheet further cleaned up from past activity, we can push forward to advance the strategic initiatives that focus on growth and expansion in the Nevada and California cannabis markets. We thank our investors for the continued support and commitment to Fiore.”

Fiore signs LOI to acquire California Patients Club

The cannabis operator has announced the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the acquisition of the California Patients club (CPC) for total consideration of $1.2 million in cash and stock. CPC is a marijuana delivery company that operates in California. With the acquisition, the company will integrate the delivery business into its service offering in the state. 

The company will fund the acquisition mainly through its shares at a valuation it will determine at the transaction’s closing. The shares Fiore will issue will have a holding period of six months before being released in equal parts on a quarterly basis within three years through an agreed release mechanism. 

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Harborside Inc. (OTCMKTS: HBORF) Completes $43 million Sublimation Acquisition and Salinas Greenhouse Upgrade

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Harboside Inc. (OTCMKTS: HBORF) has completed the previously announced Sublimation Inc. acquisition for a gross consideration of $43.8 million. Sublime is an Oakland-based award-winning marijuana manufacturing company in the infused pre-rolls category.

Peter Bilodeau, Interim Harborside CEO, said, “We are thrilled to complete this Acquisition and add Sublime’s talent and its iconic, award-winning California brand, with an exceptional product offering and consumer following, to our growing brand portfolio. With a strong balance sheet and deep cultivation and brand building expertise, our unified company is well-positioned to support the continued growth of the Sublime brands while expanding the reach of Harborside’s existing branded product portfolio in both the retail and wholesale markets.” 

Sublime CEO Ahmer Iqbal added that they are delighted to partner with Harborside in creating a top cannabis brand in California. Iqbal said that together they would leverage their retail capabilities and vast production in expanding the distribution of their branded products suite. He added that they are looking forward to starting the integration process and collaborating to expand Harboside’s reach. 

Harborside completes upgrade of Salinas greenhouse 

Recently, the company completed its previously announced upgrade of around 45,000 sq. ft greenhouse facility at the 47-acre integrated Salina production facility in California. The upgrade included installing auxiliary LED lights, blackout curtains, and integration of a modern environmental control system. The upgrade will generate around a 50% annual cultivation capacity increase and enable all-year production. 

Bilodeau said, “We are thrilled to have completed the upgrades at our Salinas facility, delivering on our plan to drive harvest yield improvements and commence year-round cultivation. These upgrades will permit Harborside to increase availability of our portfolio of branded products including Key and, through our recently announced acquisition, Sublime’s Fuzzies, to both the retail and wholesale markets in California.”

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Better Choice Company (NYSE: BTTR) Announces Strategic Investment By Boqii Holding and Closes Underwritten Offering

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Better Choice Company (NYSE: BTTR) has announced a strategic investment by a Chinese pet-focused platform and Boqii Holding Limited (NYSE: BQ), its retail partner. Boqii is the largest pet-focused platform in China, offering supplies and products to customers through a selection of leading high-quality brands. 

Better Choice announces strategic investment by Borqii

The company’s chairman, Michel Young, said, “We are thrilled to have buy in from our partners in China, as we view this market as one of our fastest growing most profitable opportunities. Boqii has been an outstanding retail partner and we are excited to further strengthen our partnership. We look forward to prospering together.”

Commenting on the investment, Boqii CEO and chairman Hao Liang said they are delighted to be part of the Better Choice story in china. Hao said that the initiative is part of Boqii’s relentless efforts for seeking premium global brands for customers. He added that they are set to grow together with Better China and empower them with their ecosystem.

Better Choice closes $40 million underwritten public offering. 

Recently, Better Choice completed the closing of an underwritten public offering of 8 million common shares at an offering price of $5 per share. The company expects gross proceeds of $40 million before accounting for underwriting commissions, discounts, and other offering expenses. Equally, the company has given underwriters a 30-day option to buy an additional 1.2 million shares covering any over-allotment. A prospectus for the offering was filed on June 30, 2021, with the SEC.

Better Choice will use the net proceeds of the public offering for working corporate purposes. Although the company is not a party to any definitive agreement or letters of intent for any acquisition, it may choose to use proceeds from this offering to acquire complementary technologies, businesses, or products.

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