WAKEFIELD, Mass., Dec. 16, 2021 – PRESS RELEASE – Curaleaf Holdings Inc., a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, announced that it has closed its previously announced private placement of 8% senior secured notes due 2026 (the “Notes”), with a settlement date of Dec. 15, 2021, for aggregate gross proceeds of $425 million (the “Offering”). The Notes are governed by a trust indenture that was entered into on closing of the Offering (the “Indenture”).
The Indenture enables the Curaleaf to issue additional notes on an ongoing basis as needed, subject to maintaining leverage ratios and complying with the other terms and conditions of the Indenture. In addition, the Indenture permits up to $200 million of senior bank financing.
The net proceeds from the Notes will be used to refinance existing indebtedness, for working capital, and to pay transaction fees and expenses. The Notes were issued at 100% of face value, are senior secured obligations of the company, and bear interest at a rate of 8% per annum, payable semiannually in equal installments until the maturity date, unless earlier redeemed or repurchased. The Notes will mature on Dec. 15, 2026.
“We are pleased to successfully complete what we believe is the largest debt financing of any publicly traded MSO to date, underscoring our leading market position and strong financial profile,” Curaleaf CEO Joe Bayern said.
“With the closing of this offering and refinancing of our existing debt, we have meaningfully reduced the average interest rate on our outstanding debt,” he said. “In addition, by strengthening our already solid balance sheet and gaining increased flexibility to raise additional debt financing as needed, Curaleaf is extraordinarily well-positioned to execute both organic and M&A growth initiatives and continue building leading brands.”
Seaport Global Securities LLC and Canaccord Genuity Corp. (the “Agents”) acted as placement agents for the Notes in the U.S. and Canada, respectively.
The Notes were offered for sale on a private placement basis in certain provinces and territories of Canada pursuant to applicable exemptions from the prospectus requirements of Canadian securities laws. The Notes were also offered in the U.S. to or for the account or benefit of “U.S. persons” (as defined in the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”)), on a private placement basis to “qualified institutional buyers” and “accredited investors” pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act, and in such jurisdictions outside of Canada and the U.S. as agreed upon by the Agents and Curaleaf, in each case in accordance with applicable laws. The Notes issued are subject to a customary four-month hold period under Canadian securities laws.