VANCOUVER, BC – BGP Acquisition Corp. (NEO: BGP.U), (NEO: BGP.WT.U), (OTCQX: BGPPF), (OTCQX: BGPAF) (the “Corporation” or “BGP”), a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) which has entered into a definitive agreement (the “Business Combination Agreement”) to combine (the “Business Combination”) with Craft 1861 Global, Inc. (the “Craft Global”), a U.S.-based health and wellness company within the cannabinoid space, is providing an update on the Business Combination. BGP’s board of directors has received evidence to its satisfaction of the closing of Craft Global’s private placement of Craft Global shares in the amount of US$100 million, which satisfies the final condition to closing under the Business Combination Agreement. BGP and Craft Global expect the Business Combination to close on or about February 28, 2023.

For more information regarding Craft Global and the Business Combination, please see BGP’s final prospectus dated December 1, 2022 (the “Prospectus”), which is available on BGP’s SEDAR profile at


About BGP Acquisition Corp.

BGP Acquisition Corp. is a special purpose acquisition corporation incorporated under the laws of the Province of British Columbia for the purpose of effecting, directly or indirectly, a qualifying transaction within a specified period of time.

About Craft 1861 Global Inc.

Craft Global is a minority led, U.S.-based health and wellness company within the cannabinoid space focusing on scientific research and development, technology, cultivation, product development, advanced manufacturing, distribution, wholesale, and brand development. Craft Global operates within the non-psychoactive, hemp-derived CBD space with consumer-packaged goods containing zero THC. 1861 Market is also a vertically integrated cannabis company with cultivation, production and dispensary operations in the state of New Mexico, and expects to expand its THC operations into other legal jurisdictions through the sale of its proprietary branded THC products. Craft Global aims to capitalize on what management believes is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a global household name by consolidating global demand for cannabis (including both CBD and THC products) and making it a mainstream component of health and wellness lifestyles, focused on cannabis-based performance and recovery products and services.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward–looking information within the meaning of applicable securities legislation, which reflects the Corporation’s current expectations regarding future events, including the proposed Business Combination. The words “expect”, “aim”, “believe”, and similar expressions or words suggesting future outcomes are often intended to identify forward-looking information, although not all forward-looking information contains these identifying words. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts, nor guarantees or assurances of future performance but instead represent management’s current beliefs, expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events and operating performance. Specific forward-looking information contained in this press release includes, but is not limited to statements concerning the completion and proposed terms of, and matters relating to, the Business Combination.

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