Ayr Wellness Enters Illinois' Booming Market Via $30M Purchase Of Two Licensed Cannabis Dispensaries – Yahoo Finance

Ayr Wellness Inc. (CSE: AYR.A, OTCQX: AYRWF) is getting into Illinois by way of its $30 million acquisition of Herbal Remedies Dispensaries, LLC.

The vertically integrated cannabis company signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the membership interest of Herbal, which operates two licensed dispensaries in Quincy, Illinois, the county seat of Adams County.

The total consideration for the purchase is set to $30 million, consisting of $12 million in seller notes, $10 million in stock and $12 million in cash. The acquisition should be finalized during the fourth quarter.

Why It Matters

Upon the transaction, the New York-based multi-state operator will run its business across eight states.

What’s more, according to current estimates, Ayr is paying around five times Herbal Remedies’ 2021 EBITDA.

Herbal Remedies is one of the first cannabis dispensaries licensed in the Prairie State when medical cannabis was legalized eight years ago. Now, both recreational and medical marijuana are legal in Illinois.

Through this acquisition, Ayr will take over 50 employees from Herbal.

“Today’s announcement represents the next step in our goal to position Ayr as a leading MSO, with a strong presence in states that deliver meaningful revenue,” Jonathan Sandelman, chairman and CEO of Ayr Wellness said. “Illinois will become

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