3 Sixty Secure Acquires INKAS® Security Services Ltd. Creating One of Canada’s Largest Secure Cannabis Transport Companies
- Strengthens position as a leader in cannabis secure transport throughout Canada
- 3 Sixty is now one of the largest cash management security firms nationally, with increased cannabis secure storage capability allowing for greater diversification of revenue streams
- Immediately increases operational capacity, revenues and sector share
- Receives 16 new cannabis clients
- Adds 150 additional secure transport employees which further allows for scalability of 3 Sixty’s operations
3 Sixty Secure Corp (CSE:SAFE)(OTCQB: SAYFF) (FSE: 62P2) a leader in the risk management and security services sector of the burgeoning cannabis industry is pleased to announce its acquisition of substantially all of the assets and business of INKAS® Security Services Ltd. (“ISSL”) valued at approximately $13.75 million, payable in cash, shares, vendor take-back note and earn-out as described below in the Transaction Summary (the “Transaction”), and pursuant to the terms of an asset purchase agreement (the “Agreement”).
Today’s announcement launches the Company into a leading role in the cannabis secure transport and cash management service sector nationwide.
Highlights of the Transaction
The Transaction brings together two of the leading Security companies in Canada with fully-aligned strategic visions and a strong network of infrastructure. The combined company becomes one of the largest cash management security firms nationally, creating a powerful platform for accelerated growth in Canada and the USA.
- Becomes one of the largest cash management security firm nationally: 3 Sixty has rapidly gained market share within 3 months of public listing with national capabilities to service additional industries outside of cannabis and cash in transit.
- Extensive distribution network and infrastructure across Canada: 3 Sixty has become a nationwide cannabis secure transport leader to deliver coast to coast service to all our customers. With expanded infrastructure 3 Sixty also brings an additional 16 cannabis operators into our client base. This robust distribution network exceeds the needs of our largest customers, paving the way for increased revenue generating opportunities.
- Enhanced revenue diversification: ISSL brings a diversified revenue mix of non-cannabis customers, some of which are leading financial institutions in Canada. This Transaction will also help to service cannabis dispensaries.
- Route density and enhanced customer responsiveness: 3 Sixty’s workforce and vehicle fleet immediately increases providing enhanced customer responsiveness, cost-saving enhancements, and improved customer penetration across the country with the support of facilities in Alberta, Quebec and Ontario.
- Cost Synergies: As a result of the Transaction, 3 Sixty will see cost synergies from combined auto and cargo insurance, access to secure storage facilities for cannabis storage, additional access to skilled and licensed transport drivers, enable less than a load (LTL) services and secure storage facilities strategically located near major airport hubs. 3 Sixty will also have direct access to armouring additional vehicles through the former parent company of ISSL.
- Purchase price earn-out subject to strong revenue trajectory: $1.75 million of the purchase price is payable only upon ISSL’s business meeting revenue targets of $15 million and $20 million over the first year and second year, respectively, following closing.
Thomas Gerstenecker, CEO of 3 Sixty Secure states, “In very short order, and through our vision to directly focus on the cannabis sector, we have experienced rapid growth from a small regional provider to a nationwide presence with a significant vehicle fleet and secure facilities. With this acquisition we become one of the largest cannabis sector secure transportation outfits, and one of the largest cash management operators in Canada. This speaks volumes to the growth of the cannabis industry and the demand for focused and dedicated services. We are excited and pleased to welcome ISSL to continue the push for an even greater future.”
ISSL was identified early on as an organization offering complementary philosophies, business goals and resources, and a mix of clients including a cannabis sector customer list that had grown to an impressive market share of 16 operators. Key highlights of ISSL’s services that will broaden 3 Sixty’s services include:
- secure cash transportation and processing,
- ATM processing;
- armed security and vault storage service, and
- integrated technology innovation alongside a robust industrial truck and safe manufacturing capability.
ISSL Chairwoman Margarita Simkin notes, “This is truly a win-win for our company, the Canadian security sector, our clients, partners and stakeholders alike. Today’s announcement means our team will continue to build momentum and continue to provide exemplary service across the nation and hopefully beyond. We are very pleased to share this vision with the team at 3 Sixty and anticipate truly exceptional results.”
“In conclusion,” notes 3 Sixty’s Gerstenecker, “today’s news propels us to where we can meet the challenges and needs of any national cannabis operator regardless of size and operational complexity. Our strategic plan is on-track and firmly focused on delivering results for our customers, partners, stakeholders and employees while building shareholder value as a trusted leader in this exciting industry.”
The terms of the Agreement provide for a purchase of substantially all of ISSL’s assets for an aggregate purchase price of $13.75 million (the “Purchase Price”), subject to adjustment, including a $1.75 million earn-out payable in common shares of the Company upon the purchased business meeting revenue targets of $15 million and $20 million in the first year and second year, respectively, following closing. The share consideration payable to ISSL, representing $5.5 million of the Purchase Price, is subject to a holdback pending the Company obtaining certain customer consents to the Transaction and will be satisfied, upon receipt of such consents, by issuance of up to 9,166,666 common shares in the capital of the Company. $2 million of the Purchase Price was satisfied by the issuance of a vendor take-back note to be repaid on a quarterly basis over a two year period following closing. The balance of the Purchase Price, being $4.5 million, was paid in cash.
About 3 Sixty Risk Solutions Ltd. (CSE: SAFE) (OTCQB: SAYFF) (FSE: 62P2)
3 Sixty Risk Solutions Ltd., operating through its wholly-owned subsidiary, 3 Sixty Secure Corp., is Canada’s leading security service provider to the cannabis sector, transporting over $250 million of product every month. 3 Sixty now provides enhanced cash management, cannabis security consulting, guarding and secure transport security services to more than 600 customers and more than 76 licensed cannabis producers, including some of the world’s largest, such as licensed producers owned by Canopy Growth Corporation. As of today, 3 Sixty now has a staff of over 600 employees with a fleet of over 150 vehicles and becomes one of the largest cash management service providers in Canada. Find out more at www.3sixtysecure.com and follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
About INKAS® Security Services Ltd.
INKAS® Security Services Ltd. is an integrated security risk management company offering a full cycle of security services to cannabis operations, government organizations as well as retail businesses, merchants and financial institutions. INKAS® Security Services Ltd. services include the secured transportation of cash and its equivalents, coin processing, ATM services, armed security and vault storage. Within the realm of cash management services in Canada, INKAS® Security Services Ltd. is seen as a leader with proven results, an established track record and a highly-skilled workforce. INKAS® Security Services Ltd. has steadily increased its revenue over the previous three years and has a workforce of over 200 employees including over 150 skilled secure transport drivers with over 50 armoured vehicles with facilities in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec. Find out more at: www.inkassecurity.com.
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This news release contains “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” (collectively, “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of the applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. Any statement that involves discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions, future events or performance (often but not always using phrases such as “expects”, or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “forecasts”, “estimates”, “believes” or “intends” or variations of such words and phrases or stating that certain actions, events or results “may” or “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken to occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements. In this news release, forward-looking statements relate, among other things, to the business and operations of 3 Sixty. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements and information contained in this news release. Except as required by law, 3 Sixty assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements of beliefs, opinions, projections, or other factors, should they change, except as required by law.
Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the CSE) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Ayurcann Holdings Corp. (CSE: AYUR) (the “Company” or “Ayurcann”) an integrated Canadian extraction company specializing in the processing of cannabis and hemp for the production of oils and various derivative products, announces the granting of stock options and restricted share units.
The Company has announced that it has granted incentive stock options to directors, officers, employees and consultants of the Company to purchase an aggregate of 1,000,100 common shares under the Company’s Stock Option Plan. Each option is exercisable at a price of $0.16 per common share, expires three years from the date of grant and vest six months from the date of the grant.
The Company has also granted restricted share unit grants, pursuant to the Company’s Restricted Share Unit plan, dated April 1, 2021, totaling 1,548,875 to certain eligible participants.
For further information, please contact:
Igal Sudman, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Corporate Secretary
Ayurcann Holdings Corp.
About Ayurcann Holdings Corp.:
Ayurcann is a leading post-harvest solution provider with a focus on providing and creating custom processes and pharma grade products for the adult use and medical cannabis industry in Canada. Ayurcann is focused on becoming the partner of choice for leading Canadian cannabis brands by providing best-in-class, proprietary services including ethanol extraction, formulation, product development and custom manufacturing.
Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider have reviewed or accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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A planned business merger between two leading cannabis producers hit a small delay this week as a critical vote got moved.
Keep reading to find out more cannabis highlights from the past five days.
Tilray delays critical shareholder meeting
On Thursday (April 15), Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) announced it will be postponing its shareholder vote on the fate of its merger with Aphria (NASDAQ:APHA,TSX:APHA). It will take place on April 30 instead of April 16.
Neither cannabis company offered an explanation for the change. Tilray has asked shareholders to participate in this vote regardless of how many shares they may hold. “Tilray stockholders who have not already voted, or wish to change their vote, are strongly encouraged to do so,” the company said.
This news came days after Aphria shareholders overwhelmingly voted in favor of the business transaction, with a total of 99.38 percent of shareholders voting for the deal to continue. Confirmation from Aphria Chairman and CEO Irwin Simon indicated the partnership was en route to being complete.
This past week Aphria also released financial results for the third quarter of its 2021 fiscal year, in which the firm highlights the overall direction of the company with the Tilray deal.
“We expect to have a tremendous runway for long-term sustainable growth as we build upon our existing foundation in Canada and internationally by increasing the scale of our global operations,” Simon said in a statement.
Cannabis retailer celebrates digital trend
Bidding for the piece, named “Non-Fungible Toke“ started at a price of C$4.20. The retailer plans to donate the proceeds to two charities, Second Harvest and Less.
The latter is designed to counter the carbon footprint of blockchain technology, a common criticism drawn against the rise of NFTs and other novel technologies.
As of 11:00 a.m. EST on Friday (April 16), the NFT bid was up to C$169.11.
Cannabis company news
- The Valens Company (TSX:VLNS,OTCQX:VLNCF) issued its financial report for the first quarter of its 2021 fiscal year. In its results, the company highlights a net revenue uptick of 24.7 percent from the previous quarter, resulting in C$20 million for the period.
- Trulieve Cannabis (CSE:TRUL,OTCQX:TCNNF) closed a public offering of 5 million subordinate voting shares at a price of C$50 each for total gross proceeds of C$287.5 million. The company celebrated its financial position after an offering in January, which will lead to the pursuit of merger and acquisition targets.
- Australis Capital (CSE:AUSA,OTCQB:AUSAF) appointed Jason Dyck as its new chief science officer and chairman of the firm’s scientific advisory board. Dyck previously served as an executive at Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQ:ACB,TSX:ACB), leading the scientific efforts for the cannabis producer. “I look forward to providing AUSA with advice and direction in its scientific efforts towards bringing innovations to market with immediate and significant commercial appeal,” Dyck said.
- Truss Beverage, a cannabis drinks venture co-owned by Molson Coors Beverage Company (NYSE:TAP,TSX:TPX) and HEXO (NYSE:HEXO,TSX:HEXO), released the details of its new lineup of infused beverages. Six new drinks will become available around the summer and are intended to pair with the season.
Don’t forget to follow us @INN_Cannabis for real-time updates!
Securities Disclosure: I, Bryan Mc Govern, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.
Partnerships with Minardi Law , Minorities for Medical Marijuana, CultivatED, and the Georgia Justice Project will include clinics and virtual events across Florida , Georgia , and Massachusetts
Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (CSE: TRUL) (OTCQX: TCNNF) (“Trulieve” or “the Company”), a leading and top-performing cannabis company based in the United States announced today a series of expungment clinics located throughout south and central Florida as well as virtual events in Georgia and Massachusetts . The clinics are part of the Company’s celebration of the 50 th anniversary of 420.
During the month of April, Minardi Law has hosted expungment clinics and will be hosting two more as follows:
- Releaf Patient Appreciation Day, April 17 th ( Valrico )
- First Annual 4/20 Event ( St. Petersburg Beach )
At these clinics, an attorney will be present to review records and see if someone is eligible for a sealing or expungment of their records. As part of the events, Trulieve will be helping cover the costs for finger prints, legal fees, and court costs.
Trulieve is working with Minorities for Medical Marijuana (“M4MM”) to host a 4/20 Expungement Clinic, part of M4MM’s Project Clean Slate. This event will take place on Saturday, April 24, 2021 , from 9:30am – 4:30pm at Riviera Beach City Hall. Anyone seeking to take place in this event is required to register in advance at http://trulieve.cc/expungementpreregistration .
In addition, Trulieve is sponsoring the First Friday Series , a weekly virtual event from the Georgia Justice Project to help Georgia citizens with record restrictions, and is also sponsoring the Fellowship Presentation and Expungement Clinic being offered through CultivateEd and GBLS on Friday, April 23 from 3:00pm – 4:00pm . You can register for the Massachusetts expungement clinic in advance here: HTTPS://BIT.LY/2Q655KK
“Our mission as a company has always been to improve people’s lives,” said Trulieve CEO Kim Rivers . “We’ve always been dedicated to improving the communities we call home. Partnering with Minardi Law , Minorities for Medical Marijuana, Georgia Justice Project and CultivatED on these clinics was a simple decision for us; we encourage anyone seeking help with the expungement process to attend one of these clinics in your own state to start the process.”
For more information about Trulieve and the April expungment clinics, please visit www.Trulieve.com .
Trulieve is primarily a vertically integrated “seed-to-sale” company in the U.S. and is the first and largest fully licensed medical cannabis company in the State of Florida . Trulieve cultivates and produces all of its products in-house and distributes those products to Trulieve-branded stores (dispensaries) throughout the State of Florida , as well as directly to patients via home delivery. Trulieve also has operations in California , Massachusetts , Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Trulieve is listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol TRUL and trades on the OTCQX market under the symbol TCNNF.
To learn more about Trulieve, visit www.Trulieve.com .
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Seth Rogen’s New Cannabis Brand are Now Available at Apothecarium Dispensaries in San Francisco , Berkeley and Capitola
The Apothecarium is offering cannabis from Houseplant, the cannabis lifestyle brand founded by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg at its five California dispensaries. The Apothecarium has three San Francisco locations (Castro, SOMA and Marina ) and one each in Berkeley and Capitola (outside of Santa Cruz ).
“With the vast number of dispensaries in California , we put a lot of effort into identifying the right ones that align with Houseplant’s values,” said Seth Rogen , Co-Founder of Houseplant. “The Apothecarium shares the same commitment to creating a strong consumer experience that we pride ourselves on and we are thrilled to bring our three initial strains to their stores in the Bay Area.”
Houseplant is launching with three flower strains, all of which will be available at The Apothecarium, including: Diablo Wind (sativa), Pancake Ice (sativa) and Pink Moon (indica). Like their founder’s groundbreaking film “Pineapple Express”, Houseplant strains are named after weather phenomena. Each strain will be sold in a custom tin.
“We are so proud to be one of the very first dispensaries in California to offer Houseplant to our customers,” said Ryan Hudson , CEO and co-founder of The Apothecarium. “Seth, Evan and everyone at Houseplant love and respect cannabis as much as we do. We simply cannot wait to share their beautiful and delicious flowers with our guests.”
“We’ve been working with the Houseplant team for more than a year and are grateful to have a partner that shares so many of our values, including an emphasis on cannabis education, quality, reform of cannabis laws and beautifully designed, recyclable packaging.”
“Seth has been hands-on during the process, spending time with our store managers to make sure they know the products and how much care has gone into vetting and selecting the best strains. We think our guests are going to love Houseplant.”
About The Apothecarium
The Apothecarium is recognized as one of the nation’s premier cannabis dispensaries, with an emphasis on education via in-depth one-on-one consultations from highly trained cannabis consultants. The company was founded by three first cousins and two family friends in 2011. Our dispensaries are known for providing educational events that are open to the public at no cost — and for welcoming seniors, first-time dispensary visitors, and people with serious medical conditions. The Apothecarium’s flagship San Francisco dispensary was named the best-designed dispensary in the country by Architectural Digest . Patients and customers may order at our dispensaries or online for pickup or delivery at apothecarium.com [apothecarium.com] .
The Apothecarium is committed to giving back to the communities we serve. We have donated more than $400,000 in cash to community groups and nonprofits — plus more than $300,000 worth of in-kind donations.
All Apothecarium dispensaries continue to implement safety measures to protect guests and team members. Protocols include strict social distancing inside and outside the dispensaries, a mask requirement for everyone inside the dispensaries, no contact check-in procedures and ongoing sanitizing throughout the day.
CA Licenses: C10-0000523-LIC; C10-0000522-LIC; C10-0000515-LIC, C10-0000738-LIC, C10-0000706-LIC
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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario TheNewswire – April 16, 2021 Sire Bioscience Inc. (CSE:SIRE) (OTC:BLLXF) (FSE:BR1B) (CNSX:SIRE.CN) (“SIRE” or the “Company”) announces that Brian Nugent has resigned as a member of the Company’s board of directors (the “ Board ”). It has been a pleasure and a blessing to have worked with Brian Nugent over the past few years, his business acumen and tremendous experience will certainly be missed, SIRE wishes him nothing but the best in all his future endeavors.
About Sire Bioscience
SIRE is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario with its wholly owned subsidiary PLANTFUEL® based in Denver, Colorado. SIRE is managed by a group of successful entrepreneurs who have extensive experience in the areas of consumer-packaged goods, manufacturing, logistics, and distribution. SIRE is a CPG life science company focused on the plant-based foods and supplements industry.
For additional information contact:
Sire Bioscience Inc.
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