Tidal Royalty Corp (CSE:RLTY.U) said it has closed its US$5 million private placement with Lighthouse Strategies LLC and a concurrent financing fee agreement.
The Toronto-based cannabis industry financier said in a press release that it’s entitled to 1% of the net sales of Lighthouse beverage lines, including Cannabiniers, Two Roots Brewing Co and Creative Waters Beverage Co.
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Lighthouse operates 11 companies serving both traditional and regulated markets, including vertically integrated cannabis assets licensed in California and Nevada. The company is known for developing the world's first non-alcoholic, cannabis-infused craft beer and liquor brand, according to Tidal Royalty.
"Our enthusiasm for infused beverages has only grown since we initially announced this transaction," Tidal Royalty CEO Paul Rosen said in a statement. “We believe that Lighthouse has all the pieces in place to be a market leader in this space."
Under the deal, financing fees will accrue until Dec. 1, when Tidal Royalty may choose to receive such fees in cash or membership units of Lighthouse. After that, financing fees are payable quarterly in cash.
The term of the financing fee agreement is four to six years, depending on the achievement of certain milestones. Included are acceleration provisions in the event of a substantial asset divestiture, change of control or initial public offering.
Shares of Tidal fetched US$0.13 in Wednesday’s Canadian trading.
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