California-based Harborside announced this week that it has agreed to acquire the manufacturer and pre-roll brand Sublime for $43.8 million in a cash and stock transaction.
According to a news release, Harborside has agreed to pay $5.4 million in cash and the other $38.4 million will be in shares of Harborside.
Harborside, which trades on Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol HBOR and on over-the-counter markets as HBORF, has announced plans to begin selling Sublime-licensed products outside of California, particularly its line of “Fuzzies” infused pre-rolls, in other U.S. states with legal recreational cannabis markets.
The purchase price was based in part on the projected 2021 revenues of Sublime, which is expecting $24.6 million in revenues for the current year.
“Harborside has been a customer of Sublime for many years and we know the quality of their products,” said interim Harborside CEO Peter Bilodeau in the news release.
“With the existing production capacity and soon to be completed upgrades at our Salinas cultivation facility, we are well-positioned to support the continued growth of the Sublime brands while expanding the reach of Harborside’s existing branded product portfolio.”
One of Sublime’s investors, Poseidon Asset Management co-founder Morgan Paxhia, has said that the deal is expected to propel Harborside’s topline growth.”
“This is the type of accretive M&A we like to see in cannabis,” Paxhia said in the e-mail to MJBiz Daily.