|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2019
|Business Combinations [Abstract]|
NOTE 3 – ACQUISITIONS
Sigal Consulting LLC
In May 2014, the Company, through its subsidiary MariMed Advisors Inc., acquired Sigal Consulting LLC from its ownership group which included the current CEO and CFO of the Company (the “Sigal Ownership Group”). The purchase price received by the Sigal Ownership Group was comprised of (i) 31,954,236 shares of common stock valued at approximately $5,913.000, representing 50% of the Company’s outstanding shares on the closing date, (ii) options to purchase three million shares of the Company’s common stock, exercisable over five years with exercise prices ranging from $0.15 to $0.35, and valued at approximately $570,000, and (iii) a 49% ownership interest in MariMed Advisors Inc. The excess of purchase price over the book value of the acquired entity was recorded as goodwill, which was subsequently impaired in full and written down to zero.
In June 2017, the remaining 49% interest of MariMed Advisors Inc. was merged into the Company in exchange for an aggregate 75 million shares of common stock to the Sigal Ownership Group.
In October 2017, the Company acquired the intellectual property, formulations, recipes, proprietary equipment, know-how, and other certain assets of the Betty’s Eddies™ brand of cannabis-infused fruit chews, from Icky Enterprises LLC, a company partially owned by an officer of the company (“Icky”). The purchase price was $140,000 plus 1,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock valued at $370,000 based on the price of the common stock on the date of the agreement. These shares of common stock were issued in June 2018.
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 on the acquisition date:
The goodwill balance of approximately $333,000 was written down in 2018.
As part of the agreement between the parties, Icky shall receive royalties based on a percentage of the Company’s sales of the Betty’s Eddies™ product line, commencing at 25% and decreasing to 2.5% as certain sales thresholds are met. For the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, such royalties approximated $20,000 and $5,000, respectively.
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, clients, 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 $280,176 were issued to iRollie’s former owners in December 2018, at which time the Company adjusted the total goodwill generated on 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 down.
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 secretary of state, and effective December 1, 2018, ARL was consolidated into the Company as a wholly-owned subsidiary. Additionally, the Company’s chief operating officer was appointed as ARL’s sole board member.
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 down. The cannabis licenses acquired comprised 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 March 31, 2019, the carrying value less amortization was approximately $123,000.
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. AgriMed presently develops cannabis products that are wholesaled to medical marijuana dispensaries within the state. The purchase price is comprised of $8,000,000, a portion of which may be in the form of the Company’s common stock at the seller’s option, and the assumption of certain liabilities of AgriMed not to exceed $700,000. In February 2019, the Company filed a complaint against AgriMed for specific performance of their obligations under the purchase agreement. The parties are currently working towards a resolution of this matter.
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 will also acquire 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”).
The purchase price of 1,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock shall be issued to the Sellers upon the closing of the transaction, which is dependent upon, among other closing conditions, the approval by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Such approval is expected to be received by mid-2019. After the transaction is effectuated, the KPGs and Mari-IL will be wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Company.
As of March 31, 2019, the Company had not yet received the legislative approval – required for all ownership changes of cannabis licensees – and therefore the operations of the KPGs were not consolidated in the Company’s financial statements as of such date. The Company anticipates approval will be obtained, and the transaction consummated, in 2019. When that occurs, the Company expects to consolidate the acquired entities in accordance with ASC 10.
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. The parties are in the process of negotiating a definitive agreement governing the acquisition following the satisfactory completion of due diligence. The acquisition is conditioned upon the appropriate legislative approval of the transaction, which is expected to occur in May 2019. Accordingly, the operations of The Harvest Foundation LLC have not been consolidated for the three months ended March 31, 2019.
Kind Therapeutics LLC
In December 2018, the Company entered into a memorandum of understanding to merge with its cannabis-licensed client in Maryland, Kind Therapeutics LLC. A merger agreement is currently being drafted for this transaction, which is intended to qualify as a tax-deferred reorganization under the Internal Revenue Code. The parties expect the merger agreement to be finalized, and the transaction approved by the state legislature in 2019.
In February 2019, the Company entered into a binding letter of intent to acquire a 70% interest in Meditaurus LLC, a company established by Dr. Jokubas Ziburkas, a PhD in neuroscience who is a 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.
The purchase price of $2.8 million is comprised of cash up to $720,000 and the remainder in the Company’s common stock. The Company shall receive a license to distribute Meditaurus products in exchange for a license fee to be finalized prior to the closing of the transaction. In addition, the Company shall hire Dr. Ziburkas and other members of the Meditaurus executive team. The transaction is conditioned upon the successful due diligence by the parties as well as ownership and regulatory approvals, as required. The Company anticipates definitive agreements to be executed and the deal closed within 120 days.
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).
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef