|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2019
|Business Combinations [Abstract]|
NOTE 3 – ACQUISITIONS
Effective April 2018, the Company entered into a purchase agreement whereby 264,317 shares of the Company’s common stock were exchanged for 100% of the ownership interests of iRollie LLC, a manufacturer of branded cannabis products and accessories for consumers, and custom product and packaging for companies in the cannabis industry. The Company acquired, among other assets, iRollie’s entire product line, service offerings, client list, and intellectual property, and hired its two co-founders.
The acquisition was accounted for in accordance with ASC 10. The shares of Company common stock, valued at approximately $280,000, were issued to iRollie’s former owners in December 2018, at which time the Company adjusted the total goodwill generated by the transaction. The following table summarizes the allocation of the purchase price to the fair value of the assets acquired:
Prior to the acquisition, iRollie had not been generating positive cash flow as a stand-alone entity, and in conformity with relevant accounting guidance, the goodwill was written off.
ARL Healthcare Inc.
In October 2018, the Company’s cannabis-licensed client in Massachusetts, ARL Healthcare Inc. (“ARL”), filed a plan of entity conversion with the state to convert from a non-profit entity to a for-profit corporation, with the Company as the sole shareholder of the for-profit corporation. ARL holds three cannabis licenses from the state of Massachusetts for the cultivation, production and dispensing of cannabis.
On November 30, 2018, the conversion plan was approved by the Massachusetts Secretary of State, and effective December 1, 2018, ARL was consolidated into the Company as a wholly-owned subsidiary.
The acquisition was accounted for in accordance with ASC 10, Business Combinations. The following table summarizes the allocation of the purchase price to the fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed on the acquisition date:
The total consideration paid by the Company was equal to the forgiveness of amounts owed to the Company by ARL. Accordingly, the transaction gave rise to goodwill of approximately $732,000, which the Company wrote off. The cannabis licenses acquired was included in the balance of Intangibles within the asset section of the Company’s balance sheet at December 31, 2018. This intangible asset is being amortized over its estimated useful life, and at September 30, 2019, the carrying value less amortization was approximately $31,000.
KPG of Anna LLC and KPG of Harrisburg LLC
In October 2018, the Company entered into a purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the ownership interests of KPG of Anna LLC and KPG of Harrisburg LLC, the Company’s two cannabis-licensed clients that operate medical marijuana dispensaries in the state of Illinois (both entities collectively, the “KPGs”), from the current ownership group of the KPGs (the “Sellers”). As part of this transaction, the Company also acquired the Sellers’ ownership interests of Mari Holdings IL LLC, the Company’s subsidiary which owns the real estate in which the KPGs’ dispensaries are located (“Mari-IL”).
In October 2019, the transaction was approved by the Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation, and 1,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, representing the entire purchase price, were issued to the Sellers. Effective October 1, 2019, the KPGs and Mari-IL are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Company with 100% of the operations of these entities to be consolidated into the Company’s financial statements as of that date.
The Harvest Foundation LLC
In November 2018, the Company issued a letter of intent to acquire 100% of the ownership interests of The Harvest Foundation LLC, the Company’s cannabis-licensed client in the state of Nevada (“Harvest”). In August 2019, the parties entered into a purchase agreement governing the transaction. The acquisition is conditioned upon the appropriate legislative approval of the transaction, which is expected to occur by the end of 2019. Upon consummation, the operations of Harvest will be consolidated into the Company’s financial statements.
The purchase price is comprised of the issuance of (i) 1,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, in the aggregate, to two owners of Harvest, as a good faith deposit upon execution of the purchase agreement, (ii) $1.2 million of the Company’s common stock at closing, based on the closing price of the common stock on the day prior to legislative approval of the transaction, and (iii) warrants to purchase 400,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price equal to the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the day prior to legislative approval of the transaction. The Company issued 1,000,000 shares of common stock to the two owners of Harvest as a good faith deposit. These shares are restricted and will be returned to the Company in the event the transaction does not close by a certain date. As the transaction has not been consummated, the issued shares were recorded at par value within the Stockholders’ Equity section of the balance sheet at September 30, 2019.
Kind Therapeutics USA Inc.
In December 2018, the Company entered into a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) to acquire Kind Therapeutics USA Inc. (“Kind”), its client in Maryland that holds licenses for the cultivation, production, and dispensing of medical cannabis. The MOU provides for a total purchase price of $6.3 million in cash, 2,500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, and other consideration. The acquisition is subject to the approval by the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission, which approval was not expected prior to October 2020.
Also in December 2018, MariMed Advisors Inc, the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, and Kind entered into a management agreement pursuant to which the Company provides comprehensive management services in connection with the business and operations of Kind, and Mari Holdings MD LLC, the Company’s majority-owned subsidiary, entered into a 20-year lease with Kind for its utilization of the Company’s 180,000 square foot cultivation and production facility in Hagerstown, MD. Additionally, in October 2019, Mari Holdings MD LLC purchased a 9,000 square foot building in Anne Arundel County, MD for the development of a dispensary which would be leased to Kind, as further disclosed in Note 19 – Subsequent Events.
Recently, the sellers of Kind have attempted to renegotiate the terms of the MOU. Even though the MOU contains all the definitive material terms with respect to the acquisition transaction and confirms the management and lease agreements, the selling parties now allege that the MOU is not an enforceable agreement. The Company engaged with the sellers in good faith in an attempt to reach updated terms acceptable to both parties, however the sellers failed to reciprocate in good faith, resulting in an impasse. Incrementally, both parties through counsel further sought to resolve the impasse, however such initiative resulted in both parties commencing legal proceedings. For further information, see Part II, Item 1. Legal Proceedings in this report.
In May 2019, the Company entered into a purchase agreement to acquire MediTaurus LLC (“MediTaurus”), a company established by Jokubas Ziburkas PhD, a neuroscientist and leading authority on CBD and its interactions with the brain and endocannabinoid system. MediTaurus currently operates in the United States and Europe and has developed proprietary CBD formulations sold under its Florance™ brand.
Pursuant to the purchase agreement, the Company acquired 70% of MediTaurus on June 1, 2019, and will acquire the remaining 30% of MediTaurus on June 1, 2020. The purchase price for the initial 70% was $2.8 million, comprised of cash payments totaling $720,000 and 752,260 shares of the Company’s common stock valued at $2,080,000. The purchase price of the remaining 30%, payable in cash or stock at the Company’s option, shall be equal to a defined percentage of the Company’s receipts from the licensing of certain MediTaurus technology and products that existing on June 1, 2019 (all such technology and products, the “MT Property”). For a period of ten years following June 1, 2020, certain former members of MediTaurus shall be paid a royalty on the Company’s receipts from the licensing of MT Property, with the royalty percentage commencing at 10% and decreasing to 2% over time.
The acquisition was accounted for in accordance with ASC 10. The following table summarizes the allocation, adjusted in September 2019, of the purchase price to the fair value of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed on the acquisition date:
The tradename and customer lists acquired were included the balance of Intangibles within the asset section of the Company’s balance sheet at September 30, 2019. A valuation of MediTaurus is currently pending; the useful lives of the intangible assets will be disclosed in future reports after the valuation is completed
As part of the transaction, the Company hired Dr. Ziburkas as the Company’s Chief Innovation Officer, as well as other members of the MediTaurus executive team.
AgriMed Industries of PA LLC
In July 2018, the Company entered into a purchase agreement to acquire 100% of the ownership interests of AgriMed Industries of PA LLC (“AgriMed”), an entity that holds a license from the state of Pennsylvania for the cultivation of cannabis. The purchase price was comprised of $8 million, payable in stock and cash, and the assumption of certain liabilities of AgriMed. In February 2019, the Company commenced legal proceedings against AgriMed seeking specific performance of the purchase agreement.
In May 2019, the dispute between the parties was resolved through the cash payment to the Company of $3.1 million and other good and valuable consideration, in exchange for the Company relinquishing its rights under the purchase agreement and releasing its claims against AgriMed. The net amount of approximately $2,949,000, representing the cash payment less legal fees and writeoffs of assets and supplies, was recorded in Other Non-Operating Income in the Company’s consolidated statement of operations for the nine months ended September 30, 2019.
The entire disclosure for a business combination (or series of individually immaterial business combinations) completed during the period, including background, timing, and recognized assets and liabilities. The disclosure may include leverage buyout transactions (as applicable).
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