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Halo Collective Inc (OTCMKTS: HCANF) Announces The Reorganization Of Its Non-U.S. Operations To Capitalize In Global Cannabis Markets

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Halo Collective Inc (OTCMKTS: HCANF), a multinational cannabis company, recently announced the reorganization of its international operations to create a wholly-owned subsidiary called Akanda Corp. The company reported that its board of directors has unanimously approved the reorganization, which will result in two different businesses: Halo focused on recreational cannabis in California and Oregon in the U.S.; and Akanda focused on medical cannabis products to fast-growing international markets, including the U.K. and the European Union. 

Akanda’s strategic impetus 

Akanda will combine Halo’s Lesotho-based Bophelo Bioscience & Wellness Pty. Ltd. and UK-based Canmart Limited. Bophelo is located in the world’s first Special Economic Zone dedicated to the cannabis industry in the Kingdom of Lesotho, which legalized the cultivation of medicinal cannabis in 2017. Low energy and labor costs in the local market will allow Akanda to produce medical cannabis at much lower production costs than most international producers. Bophelo is currently operating a 14-hectare site with plans to scale production capacity up to 200 hectares. On the other hand, Canmart is a fully-approved importer and distributor of medical cannabis products in the U.K. market. It is committed to offering a range of cannabis-based medicinal products sourced from the International markets for supply and distribution to pharmacies and clinics throughout the U.K.

Senior leadership at Akanda

Tej Virk, well-experienced in the extensive cannabis sector, will join Akanda as the Chief Executive Officer. Virk served as President and Managing Director for Europe at Khiron Life Sciences Corp (OTCMKTS: KHRNF), responsible for establishing medical and consumer packaged goods business. In his prior appointments, Virk has overseen the launch of multiple medical cannabis products in Europe and capital raising for global cannabis companies, such as Canopy Growth Corp (NASDAQ: CGC) and Tilray Inc (NASDAQ: TLRY). 

Louisa Mojela will join as Executive Chairman of Akanda, who is already serving as the Executive Chairman of Halo. Mojela is local to the Mafeteng district of Lesotho, where Bophelo’s operations are situated. She has held directorships at Sasol Limited (NYSE: SSL), South African Airways, and Ericsson SA, amongst others. In addition, Philip van den Berg and Charles Kie will be appointed as Akanda’s Director and Lead Independent Director, respectively.

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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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