Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC)’s planned takeover provides an immediate and significant advantage in the competitive market of the US to Acreage Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:ACRGF). As per the previously agreed acquisition plan, both the firms have submitted the management circulars under the approved arrangement by the court under the Business Corporations Act.

The transaction is subject to the waiver of changes in the federal law of the US to allow distribution, cultivation, and possession of marijuana. The deal is also subject to the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange. It is also subject to the approval of the shareholders in a meeting scheduled on June 19, 2019.

Cash consideration

Following the deal, the shareholders of Acreage will receive upfront cash for each share up to $2.63. Each share of Acreage will be converted to 0.5818 share of Canopy. It is at a premium of 40% to the subordinate voting shares 30-day volume weighted average trading price on April 17, 2019, on the CSE. The shareholders of Acreage will also benefit from its ability to meet the set growth with reduced capital. The shareholders of Canopy will benefit from turnkey and accelerated access to the cannabis market in the US. This, together with the expertise of Canopy, will propel the growth.

Board approval

The board of directors of both the companies has unanimously supported the deal. Management circulars of both Canopy and Acreage outline the benefits and risks that arise from the transaction to the shareholders. The shareholders will receive the circulars by mail.

If the transaction is implemented, the combined entity will benefit from the improved product line, distribution networks, and complementary assets. Acreage will get access to the trademarks, operational expertise, and intellectual property of Canopy.

Canopy Stock surges

The stock of Canopy has surged on May 23, 2019, following the news of the acquisition of a This Works, skin Care Company based in the UK. The deal is valued at $54 million in cash. The product line of This Works comprises sleep aid products and skin care products. This is a crucial deal for Canopy since it banks on CBD and hemp strategy for integrated manufacturer/ marketing platform.