CB2 Insights (CSE:CBII, OTCQB:CBIIF) (“CB2” or the “Company”), a leading data-driven company focused on bringing real-world evidence driven from the point-of-care to the medical cannabis community, announces it has completed all payment obligations for the June 2019 acquisition of New Jersey Alternative Medicine (“NJAM”). Based on revised terms, the Company will issue 2.5 million common shares to be escrowed over 15 months with a rolling release over the term. Based on the original Agreement, the Company would have seen a total purchase consideration payout of approximately $800,000. The total value of the acquisition on revised terms means that the Company will now see an approximate savings of $440,000 (>50% from the original terms). As of YE 2019, NJAM operations has recognized unaudited revenues of $1.2M and positive EBITDA of $670K. The Company expects a strong growth continuing in 2020.
“The revised terms of NJAM means that we have already seen over a 1X return on our total investment, with a significant reduction in current liabilities and moving forward, any future growth will be solely beneficial and non-dilutive for the Company and its shareholders,” said Prad Sekar, CEO of CB2 Insights.
The Company has also issued an aggregate of 1,218,756 in common shares to Merida Capital as part of its interest payment on a debt note. In addition, the Company has agreed to issue an aggregate of 2,487,127 common shares as part of a debt settlement on current liabilities of which approximately 1.8 million shares will be issued to insiders and directors in lieu of certain compensation.
Sekar continued, “With the settlement of debt with shares, the Company has reduced its near term liabilities and cash exposure which brings us closer to our continued target to be EBITDA positive by Q2 2020. With the successful uptake of the warrant program in December, 2019, the Company remains committed to refrain from any significant future dilutive share issuances to finance operations and near-term organic growth.”
All share issuance is subject to approval by the Canadian Securities Exchange.
About CB2 Insights
CB2 Insights (CSE:CBII) is a global leader in clinical operations, technology & analytics solutions and research and development services with a mission to mainstream medical cannabis into traditional healthcare. Providing immediate market access through its wholly-owned clinical network across 12 jurisdictions, proprietary data-driven technology solutions and comprehensive contract research services designed for those in both the medical cannabis and traditional life sciences industries, CB2 Insights is able to support its partners across the entire data and research spectrum.
CB2’s Clinical Operations business unit leverages extensive experience to develop clinical models with standard operating procedures, advanced workflows, training and ongoing management support. CB2 also owns and operates its own specialty clinics including the brands Canna Care Docs and Relaxed Clarity which assess nearly 100,000 patients seeking medical cannabis treatment to provide immediate market access to US-based product manufacturers for clinical trial and research programs.
The Company has built both electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical data management software (CDMS) which work to support its partners of any size to execute their data and clinical strategies.
CB2 also offers comprehensive contract research organization (CRO) services including full scale clinical trial management, trial design, monitoring and other key research functions used by licensed producers, multi-state operators and traditional pharmaceutical companies entering the medical cannabis space.
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