Green Thumb Industries Could Dominate Nevada


Chicago marijuana organization Green Thumb Industries (CSE: GTII.CN) acquired two Nevada-primarily based organizations not too long ago. Soon after scooping up Integral Associates, a Nevada grower and retailer, the organization came out with an additional agreement announced this week.

The very first deal came in at $290-million contract for two cultivation and production facilities in the state. GTI’s initial footprint there totaled 95,000 square feet. In addition, Integral brought the organization 3 retail shops in the Las Vegas Valley. 1 of these shops is on the Las Vegas Strip, and it was rated Nevada’s #1 dispensary by Organization Insider.

“Combined with Green Thumb’s current operations, closing will give GTII a total of 3 cultivation/production facilities and 5 dispensaries in a extremely coveted market place that delivered $425 million in cannabis sales in the very first year following legalization of recreational use, exceeding the state’s projections by around 60 per cent,” mentioned Russell Stanley of Beacon Securities.

The deal is anticipated to close in the very first half of 2019. Green Thumb’s management will transform as a outcome. Integral’s CEO and co-founder Armen Yemenidjian was previously Chair and CEO of Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. He will come on as GTII’s President.

A second accretive acquisition in Nevada

GTI Industries also announced the company’s biggest acquisition to-date this week. The agreement to obtain Integral Associates (“Essence”) for $290 million. GTI will spend $52 million in money and roughly 21 million in GTII shares.

Essence operates three Las Vegas dispensaries, as nicely as two production facilities totaling 95,000 square feet.

Great deal for GTII shareholders

According to GMP Securities analyst Robert Fagan, the agreement is a great a single. He posits the acquisition as an accretive a single. That signifies it ought to improve GTII’s earnings per share (EPS). Normally in an accretive deal, the organization is acquiring the asset for affordable, and market place cost tends to go up as a outcome.

Black Friday offers for GTII

Additional, he says GTII could make about 25 % on the Essence assets. Essence presently has roughly 10 % retail market place share in Nevada. In addition, the organization is recognizable there, with their items on the shelves of about 70 % of Nevada’s retail shops.

GTII could dominate Nevada

Presently a single of Nevada’s principal players, Essence’s retailer network is nicely-recognized. The organization will add three new shops to GTI’s network of shops. In addition, it provides GTI exposure to Las Vegas, which accounts for about 70 % of Nevada sales.

Also, acquiring Essence will bring GTI’s combined production region to more than 100,000 square feet in Nevada with three facilities. That represents the most huge operational production footprint of all the cannabis producers in the state.

The Essence expansion appears to develop GTI’s system and support them get into the established recreational markets


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