MedMen Announces Completion Of Sale Of Two Properties To Cannabis REIT

CALIFORNIA: MedMen Enterprises announced that it has completed the sale of two properties to Treehouse Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. with gross proceeds of approximately $33.5 million and net proceeds of approximately $30.6 million after repayment of debt.

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“This is our second transaction with Treehouse and we’ve now freed up nearly $49 million to invest directly into our growth initiatives,” said Adam Bierman, MedMen’s chief executive officer and co-founder.

The properties are comprised of a retail storefront in Las Vegas, Nevada and a cultivation, manufacturing and production facility in Desert Hot Springs, California.

The Las Vegas property is located on Highland Drive near the Las Vegas Strip. The store is scheduled to open later in calendar year 2019. The property is 10,417 square feet and will feature a 30’x70’ LED glass store front. It will be the Company’s largest store to date. Las Vegas ranks as one of the world’s most visited tourist destinations, with more than 42 million visitors in 2018, according to Statista. Nevada legalized adult-use sales in 2017 and revenue for calendar year 2019 are projected to exceed $600 million according to Cowen, Inc. MedMen currently operates three stores in Las Vegas.

The Desert Hot Springs, California, property is comprised of an approximately 45,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Dutch greenhouse offering complete climate control and including manufacturing and production capabilities. The facility recently received its certificate of occupancy and is expected to commence producing the Company’s in-house brands later this year.

 

MedMen Expands Its Presence in Arizona

Acquisition of Vertically-Integrated Operator Adds to MedMen’s Growing Footprint in One of the Top Medical Marijuana Markets in the U.S.

CALIFORNIA: MedMen Enterprises has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire control of Kannaboost Technology Inc. and CSI Solutions LLC, collectively referred to as “Level Up,” in a cash and stock transaction valued at $33,000,000. Level Up holds licenses for two vertically-integrated operations in Arizona, which include retail locations in Scottsdale and Tempe, as well as 25,000 square feet of cultivation and production capacity in Tempe and Phoenix. As part of the transaction, the Company will also receive a 40 percent stake in top-selling brand K.I.N.D. Concentrates (“K.I.N.D.”), which is currently distributed in over 90 percent of the dispensaries in Arizona.

medmenThis acquisition strengthens our presence in one of the top cannabis markets in the U.S.,” said Adam Bierman, MedMen chief executive and co-founder. “We will continue to identify highly accretive transactions in core states and remain laser focused on executing our retail playbook.”

Inclusive of Level Up and other pending acquisitions, MedMen’s footprint includes licenses for 69 retail stores and 17 cultivation and production facilities across 12 states.

In Arizona, the Company now controls three premier retail locations, 65,000 square feet in total cultivation and production capacity, and distribution and co-manufacturing rights for several top brands in Arizona, including K.I.N.D., Kiva, Mirth Provisions, HUXTON and Old Pal. The Company also has plans to introduce its [statemade] line of branded products to the Arizona market over the next 12 to 18 months.

“We have worked tremendously hard to build a company that puts the needs of patients in our local communities first,” said Michael Colburn, co-founder of Level Up. “This marks an exciting new chapter for our brands and for the medical marijuana patients who have supported us,” added Daryll DeSantis, Level Up co-founder.

MedMen Begins Trading On The Canadian Securities Exchange

CALIFORNIA: MedMen Enterprises began trading today (5/29/18) on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the ticker symbol “MMEN.” 

With more than 800 employees and 18 licensed facilities in California, Nevada and New York, MedMen is one of the fastest growing companies in the quickly evolving U.S. cannabis industry. The three states where MedMen currently operates account for about half of the addressable cannabis market in the U.S. State-sanctioned cannabis sales in the country are estimated at about US$7 billion annually and expected to reach US$75 billion by 2030, according to the Cowen Group.

Leading Cultivator, Producer and Retailer of State-Sanctioned Cannabis Now Accessible to Public Equity Investors

Leading Cultivator, Producer and Retailer of State-Sanctioned Cannabis Now Accessible to Public Equity Investors

“MedMen’s vision is simple but revolutionary: cannabis as a consumer product,” said MedMen Co-founder and CEO Adam Bierman. “For the better part of a decade we have been singularly focused on that vision – creating the systems and infrastructure that raise the bar on product quality and safety and providing a retail shopping experience that is second to none. By going public, MedMen gives investors a ground-floor opportunity to participate in the enormous and untapped potential of the fastest growing industry in the United States.”

The listing follows the successful completion of a reverse takeover of a Canadian public company by U.S.-based MM Enterprises USA, LLC. In connection with this reverse takeover and the listing on the CSE, the Company raised approximately CA$143 million, or US$110 million, through a private placement at an implied enterprise valuation of CA$2.14 billion, or US$1.65 billion. Executives of MM Enterprises USA, LLC were appointed as officers of the public company and the public company was renamed MedMen Enterprises Inc.

“We are making marijuana mainstream by making it okay for soccer moms and middle-aged professionals to use cannabis products,” said MedMen Co-founder and President Andrew Modlin, the creative force behind MedMen and the first cannabis professional to win the prestigious American Marketing Association’s Emerging Leaders Award. “People are using it for ailments, for wellness or to just relax or socialize with friends. Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states, adult use is now legal in nine. Medical use is legal in Canada and adult use is expected to be legal by year’s end. We are marching steadily toward a future where buying and using cannabis products will be just as normal as buying wine or beer.”