TransCanna Holdings Inc. (CSE: TCAN) (FSE: TH8) (OTC PINK: TCNAF) ("TransCanna" or the "Company") announces that it has signed a definitive acquisition agreement dated July 6, 2019 (the "Agreement") to acquire The Goodfellas Group, LLC ("GoodFellas").
GoodFellas specializes in branding, sales and marketing in the cannabis and hemp industries. In addition to the sales management team and sales force, the acquisition includes two of GoodFellas existing inhouse brands called Simple Farms and Daily Cannabis Goods. Goodfellas also represents third party cannabis brands, including Biovelle, a CBC infused coconut oil, which the Company proposes to acquire as announced in its press release dated May 3, 2019.
Simple Farms is a brand that is set out to enhance the cannabis experience with simplicity and quality.
Daily Cannabis Goods is focused on delivering consumers quality cannabis at a discount compared to competitors pricing. The Daily Classic is the brands leading SKU with three half gram pre-rolls available in their respective Sativa, Hybrid, and Indica blends.
TransCanna intends to devote all of the GoodFellas staff to representing the Company's own brands as it brings their own brands online.
Pursuant to the Agreement, the Company will pay the holders of the Goodfellas membership interests, an aggregate of US$520,000, of which the Company has previously advanced US$358,000 in short term loans, leaving a balance of US$162,000 due at closing. The purchase price represents two times Goodfella's revenues for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, as demonstrated in its audited financial statements. The Company will formally close the acquisition under the Agreement on Tuesday July 9, 2019.
The Company anticipates that upon receipt of its state transportation and distribution licenses at either the Modesto or Adelanto facilities, it will then be in the position to begin manufacturing the Daily and Simply products, as well as distributing them through the Company's distribution platform. In the meantime, GoodFellas will continue with their third-party manufacturing and distribution relationships.
"As represented in our investor conference call last week we've accomplished the first goals we had previously set out to complete. Identify a scalable facility which we did through the acquisition of the 196,000 sq ft facility that recently received US eight million dollars in renovation, and retain top tier talent to manage our operations, both of which have been accomplished. The next step is to begin and close the acquisitions we've lined up. This starts the acquisition process," stated Jim Pakulis, CEO of TransCanna.
"Joining forces with TransCanna will allow us to immediately leverage our products through our own internal sales force once all the licenses are in place," states Nam Tran, Managing Member of The GoodFellas Group. "The main challenge that GoodFellas has been facing is the limitations from third party manufacturing and distribution companies to be able to provide quality services on a consistent basis. This has significantly limited our ability to expand into the majority of the dispensaries in California. However, being part of the TransCanna team will allow us to expand throughout the state."
In other news the Company is pleased to announce that Mr. Applione has agreed to expand his role within the Company and will be responsible for all management activities throughout California. The original agreement with Mr. Applione had him responsible for all management activities within Stanislaus County only.
Additionally, the Company has amended its agreement with Umbrella Capital Group Ltd. to conduct market-making activities for the Company to extend the term of the agreement and increase their compensation. Umbrella Capital Group Ltd. is an independent financial services organization based in Toronto. Under the amended agreement, the Company increased the monthly compensation due to Umbrella under the initial three month term to seventy thousand per month and extended the term for a further additional nine months, to a full one year term, for which Umbrella will receive a monthly fee of eighty-eight thousand eight hundred dollars, all of which has been pre-paid.
The Company is also negotiating to become the key sponsor for a major cannabis expo-event in early fall in California.
Lastly, the Company has purchased two additional transportation vehicles at which time the vehicles are being customized in order to become state compliant. Once completed, the Company will have three transportation vehicles.
The Company will continue to update its investors and shareholders on a regular basis.
For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.transcanna.com.
About TransCanna Holdings Inc.
TransCanna Holdings Inc. is a Canadian-based company focused on providing integrated branding, transportation and distribution services, through its wholly owned California subsidiaries, to a range of industries including the cannabis marketplace.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
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