- MJ Holdings to acquire Red Earth, a holder of a provisional cannabis cultivation license in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- All-stock transaction; Red Earth unit holders will receive approximately 52.7 million common shares of MJ Holdings.
MJ Holdings, Inc. (MJNE), a member of the Bloomberg “Weed Index” announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Red Earth LLC, a Nevada company that holds a provisional license to grow cannabis in Las Vegas, Nevada. The transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2017, subject to certain approvals and closing conditions.
In connection with the acquisition, Paris Balaouras, Manager of Red Earth, and a seasoned entrepreneur, will serve as CEO of the combined company and will assume the role of Chairman of the Board upon the close of the transaction. Mr. Balaouras, will guide MJ Holdings as the company seeks to develop operations in the Las Vegas market, which legalized recreational cannabis earlier this year.
“This acquisition is a major milestone for MJ Holdings, as we seek to capitalize on the city’s agritourism industry; with over 52 million annual visitors, Las Vegas is the perfect hub from which to build and develop brands and business extensions as legalized cannabis spreads to different states and countries” said Paris Balaouras, MJ Holdings’ newly appointed Chief Executive Officer.”
Adam Selkin, an advisor to the company, CEO of SLee 3 Consulting and a former investment banker, said, “I’m extremely excited to be part of this combined company and Paris Balaouras is the perfect manager to execute the company’s business strategy; and with the recent investment by constellation brands into canopy growth, the public markets are starting to understand the value of a dominant cannabis brand in the market place.”
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