DENVER – Schwazze, (OTCQX: SHWZ) (“Schwazze” or the “Company”), announced today that it has closed the transaction to acquire the assets of Brow 2, LLC, located in Denver, Colorado. The planned transaction includes a 37,000 square foot building and equipment designed for indoor cultivation. This transaction continues Schwazze’s aggressive expansion in Colorado and will enhance the Company’s cultivation capabilities, providing product directly to its dispensaries. The consideration for the acquisition was $6.7 million and was paid in cash at closing.
“This is another step in building operational depth and capabilities in Colorado for Schwazze. This acquisition will add a talented team of growers, high-quality indoor flower cultivation capacity, new strain genetics, and another profitable asset to our platform. The new facility will supply our growing network of dispensaries and customers with a broad assortment of high-quality indoor flower,” said Justin Dye, Schwazze’s CEO.
Late in 2021, Schwazze announced a transformational $95 million raise with institutional investors and individuals, allowing the Company to expedite its aggressive expansion plans and become a regional MSO with operations in Colorado and New Mexico. The Company’s differentiated strategy is to build a leadership position in retail and operational depth within its operating areas.
Since December 2021, Schwazze has completed five acquisitions adding a total of 15 cannabis dispensaries, including Smoking Gun (December 2021); Drift (February 2022); Emerald Fields (February 2022); and the ten Greenleaf New Mexico dispensaries (February 2022). See Figure #1, outlining Schwazze’s dispensary assets.
Since July 2021, the Company has acquired a total of six cultivation facilities, two in Colorado including, SCG Holding LLC (July 2021); and Brow 2 LLC (February 2022) – and four licensed in New Mexico (February 2022). The Greenleaf New Mexico acquisition also added a manufacturing asset, Elemental Kitchen & Laboratories, LLC to the Company’s Purplebee’s manufacturing plant in Colorado.
The Company continues to evaluate merger and acquisition transactions that meet our strategic screening criteria.
Schwazze (OTCQX: SHWZ) is building a premier vertically integrated regional cannabis company with assets in Colorado and New Mexico and will continue to take its operating system to other states where it can develop a differentiated regional leadership position. Schwazze is the parent company of a portfolio of leading cannabis businesses and brands spanning seed to sale. The Company is committed to unlocking the full potential of the cannabis plant to improve the human condition. Schwazze is anchored by a high-performance culture that combines customer-centric thinking and data science to test, measure, and drive decisions and outcomes. The Company’s leadership team has deep expertise in retailing, wholesaling, and building consumer brands at Fortune 500 companies as well as in the cannabis sector. Schwazze is passionate about making a difference in our communities, promoting diversity and inclusion, and doing our part to incorporate climate-conscious best practices. Medicine Man Technologies, Inc. was Schwazze’s former operating trade name. The corporate entity continues to be named Medicine Man Technologies, Inc.
Schwazze derives its name from the pruning technique of a cannabis plant to enhance plant structure and promote healthy growth.