One of the biggest Canadian public company’s on the TSX, Aurora Cannabis, Inc. (TSX: ACB), producer of medical cannabis in the country, began the takeover process of rival company in the sector CanniMed, Inc. (TSX: CMED), a Canadian based international plant biopharmaceutical company, last November.
CanniMed’s share price rose $4.50 to close at $19.80, where Aurora actually fell $0.19.
Though the deal fell through last year, CanniMed initiated purchase of their own company: Newstrike Resources Ltd. (TSXV: HIP) which intends to develop and distribute, “a diverse network of high-quality cannabis brands that addresses the needs of medical clients and eventually, as the law allows, adult consumers.” Then in a shocking move, CanniMed announced intentions to sue Aurora for $725M in damages caused during the attempted takeover.
It seems like tensions between the companies have definitely eased as of late. Aurora Cannabis, a company with an evaluation of $6.1B, now has announced its intentions to acquire both companies. If this deal goes through it will result in the creation of the largest Canadian public company on the TSX Venture Exchange.
One thing is certain: Canadian public companies will continue to jostle for position ahead of the planned July 2018 legalization of cannabis and the extraction of CBD from industrial hemp. If Aurora Cannabis, Inc.’s can complete due diligence and complete the intended takeover of CanniMed, Inc. the company’s stock price will soar, which will only increase its market evaluation and its ability to continue to consolidate and monopolize the cannabis sector.
If the deal goes through, it would boost Aurora’s market capitalization to over $3B.
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