Massachusetts-based Curaleaf, a vertically integrated cannabis company, agreed to acquire Portland, Oregon-based Cura Partners in an all-stock deal worth 1.27 billion Canadian dollars ($949 million).
Curaleaf will issue 95.6 million subordinated voting shares, giving Cura a roughly 16% stake in the company.
The deal is the latest in a string of recent mega-deals in the cannabis space, including Harvest Health & Recreation’s $850 million acquisition of Verano Holdings and Cresco’s agreement to acquire Canadian distributor Origin House for CA$1.1 billion.
Cura’s Select brands are available in more than 900 retailers, mainly in Western states such as Arizona, California, Nevada and Oregon.
The company said the nature of the deal will allow it to continue on its M&A tear.
“The all-stock transaction structure will enable Curaleaf to preserve financial flexibility to pursue additional M&A and other strategic opportunities,” according to a news release.
The deal is expected to close later this year.
More details on Wednesday’s announcement can be found here.
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