ACQUIRES DELIVRA TO STRENGTHEN ITS MEDICAL AND WELLNESS DIVISION
Harvest One Cannabis Inc. (HVT.V) and Delivra Corp. (DVA.V) have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement pursuant to which Harvest One will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Delivra. Under the terms of the Arrangement Agreement, shareholders of Delivra ("Delivra Shareholders") will receive 0.595 common shares of Harvest One (the "Harvest One Shares") for each Delivra Share (the "Exchange Ratio").
Harvest One, an international cannabis house of brands in the self-care and health and wellness space, has acquired Delivra as a means to further its strategy of providing trusted, effective products to help people in their daily lives. The acquisition of Delivra and its LivRelief brand, which produces a variety of topicals and creams with existing distribution channels across Canada, will position Harvest One well when cannabis-infused products are legalized in Canada, which is expected in the fall of 2019.
"The acquisition of Delivra by Harvest One puts further emphasis on the Harvest One goal of being a leading house of brands in the global health, wellness, and self-care sector. The addition of LivRelief, which is already on retail shelves across Canada, will give Harvest One a head start for cannabis-infused products in Canada and beyond and is a great addition to our existing brands in this space with Satipharm CBD GelPell capsules already on sale in Europe, and our Dream Water all natural sleep aid available across North America" said Grant Froese, CEO of Harvest One. Mr. Froese added, "We are very excited to welcome Dr. Joseph Gabriele and the Delivra team into the Harvest One family and expanding our brand portfolio, as well as moving forward aggressively with our cannabis-infused products strategy when and where legal."
Dr. Joseph Gabriele, Director, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Scientific Officer of Delivra, added, "The transaction with Harvest One is an exciting and important step for our shareholders and is the result of an extensive strategic review process. Harvest One is a global leader in the cannabis space, focusing on innovative lifestyle and wellness products. Combined with our proprietary transdermal delivery system platform and extensive research, development and commercialization capabilities, the combined company is extremely well-positioned to take advantage of the growing market for topicals, sprays, beverages, and other cannabis/CBD-infused products. In addition, Harvest One's global reach can provide greater distribution capabilities for our existing product portfolio. This is a value-maximizing transaction that provides our shareholders with a significant premium and an exciting opportunity to participate in the upside of Harvest One. We believe that Harvest One is the ideal partner to take Delivra to the next level."