No Cap Hemp Co., an emerging brand in the hemp flower market, will diversify Flora’s brand portfolio and product offerings
The acquisition provides the opportunity to expand Flora’s distribution foothold in the US market, with a unique collection of products with strong revenue growth potential
Deal offers Flora an immediate revenue stream and enhances manufacturing capabilities
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. & TORONTO, September 07, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Flora Growth Corp. (NASDAQ: FLGC) ("Flora" or the "Company"), an all-outdoor cultivator, manufacturer and distributor of global cannabis products and brands, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Just Brands LLC, has acquired substantially all of the assets pertaining to the brand No Cap Hemp Co. ("No Cap"). The Company acquired the No Cap assets without paying any consideration at closing. Instead, Flora will pay to the sellers, 10% of the gross revenue received from the sale of No Cap products up to a maximum of $2M.
"This transaction will allow Flora to immediately benefit from a profitable, cash flow positive and growing business," said Luis Merchan, Chairman and CEO of Flora Growth. "This strategic acquisition demonstrates our disciplined capital allocation approach that is consistent with both short-term needs and long-term vision as a leading global cannabis company. We look forward to increasing our product offering through this transaction while broadening our sales team in the process."
The No Cap acquisition will fast-forward the introduction of high-quality flower and prerolls to Flora’s growing product portfolio as well as smokeables into JustBrand’s product portfolio. JustBrands will develop and further expand on their flower and smokeable line as well as distribute the No Cap brand into Flora’s ~14,000 points of distribution.
The No Cap acquired assets are expected to add approximately 75 SKUs to Flora’s product portfolio as well as the "No Cap" and "Moonblunt" trademarks. No Cap’s gas infusion technology should also complement Flora Labs' manufacturing capabilities.
"No Cap’s unique product offering coupled with JustCBD’s robust distribution positions Flora to be the leader in the alternative cannabinoid segment," Merchan added.
Flora Growth recently reported H1 2022 financial results, boasting a revenue increase to USD$ ~15 million, up 604% from H1 2021 and 117% from H2 2021, driven by the Company’s diverse house of brands.
About Flora Growth Corp.
Flora is building a connected, design-led collective of plant-based wellness and lifestyle brands, designed to deliver the most compelling customer experiences in the world, one community at a time. As the operator of one of the largest outdoor cannabis cultivation facilities, Flora leverages natural, cost-effective cultivation practices to supply cannabis derivatives to its commercial, house of brands, and life sciences divisions. Visit www.floragrowth.com or follow @floragrowthcorp on social media for more information.
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