TORONTO, May 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. (TSX - XLY) (OTCQX: CBWTF) ("Auxly" or the "Company"), a leading consumer packaged goods company in the cannabis products market, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Myconic Capital Corp. (NEO: MEDI) (“Myconic”), an investment issuer with a diversified portfolio focused on emerging companies, pursuant to which Myconic will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of KGK Science Inc. (“KGK”) (the “Transaction”) for up to $16.5 million in value comprised of:
- $12.5 million purchase price from Myconic in the form of:
- $1.5 million in cash payable on the closing date of the Transaction;
- $1.0 million in cash payable six months after the closing date of the Transaction; and
- $10.0 million in common shares in the capital of Myconic (“Myconic Shares”) at a price per Myconic Share of $1.55 (being 6,451,612 Myconic Shares) all to be issued on the closing date of the Transaction, with equal tranches becoming freely tradeable on the four, six, nine and 12 month anniversaries of the closing date of the Transaction;
- $1.5 million milestone payment, payable in cash or Myconic Shares, at the option of Myconic, if KGK achieves gross revenues of $8 million in any 12-month period during the two years following the closing date of the Transaction; and
- $2.5M credit against future KGK services, reflected in a 10-year service agreement between Auxly and KGK.
The Transaction is expected to close on or around the week of June 7, 2021 and is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, including the approval of the NEO Exchange.
“This agreement with Myconic is a win-win for Auxly and its shareholders in both the short and long-term, as the additional capital can be deployed into our core business and accelerates Auxly’s path to profitability, while continuing our long-standing relationship with KGK to leverage their deep clinical expertise as we continue to bring innovative cannabis products to market that meet our consumer promise of quality, safety and efficacy,” said Hugo Alves, CEO, Auxly. “KGK is an outstanding CRO that knows how to unlock value in emerging industries through clinical work and will be an excellent fit with the team at Myconic.”
“This is an exciting day for KGK as we look to bring our years of experience as a leading CRO into the field of psychedelics research, which holds great promise for helping people overcome a wide range of illnesses,” said Najla Guthrie, President & CEO, KGK. “We’ve gained invaluable insight from our partnership with Auxly and look forward to continuing our relationship and helping them bring safe and effective cannabis products to market.”
“The investment that Myconic is making to acquire KGK is very exciting and I look forward to welcoming the KGK team and their valuable expertise to our company,” said Robert Meister, Chief Executive Officer of Myconic. “On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to commend Auxly on their professionalism and transparency throughout the Transaction thus far and look forward to our companies working together for many years into the future, long after the closing date,” added Mr. Meister.
With the sale of KGK, Auxly gains additional liquidity to support the Company’s ongoing commercial operations as it continues to expand its product offering in Canada and execute on its business strategy.
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"Hugo Alves" CEO
About Myconic Capital Corp. (CSE: MEDI)
Myconic Capital Corp is an investment issuer with a diversified portfolio that is focused on emerging companies active in the high-tech, real estate, cannabis, mining and health and wellness sectors.
About Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. (TSX: XLY)
Auxly is a vertically integrated cannabis company dedicated to bringing branded cannabis products to market that consumers love and trust. Our team of professionals and cannabis enthusiasts are united by a shared commitment to quality and our consumers. We build powerful value propositions with brands that connect and products that deliver on our consumer promise of quality, safety and efficacy.
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