- Cannabis-delivery acquisitions increasing as companies want in on explosive growth of e-commerce cannabis sales
- CEO announces newly acquired property will serve as location of new SGMD Nug Avenue delivery hub
- Sugarmade signed MOU for licenses to serve as essential piece of plan to open three cannabis-related commercial operations in California
Amid growing interest and acquisition activity in California’s direct-to-consumer cannabis delivery sector, Sugarmade (OTC: SGMD) has closed on its most recent acquisition, a parcel of prime property in Los Angeles, which it plans to use as a new distribution/delivery hub for its Nug Avenue cannabis delivery segment (https://cnw.fm/50vhI).
“The explosive growth of e-commerce during the COVID-19 pandemic has propelled new interest in acquisitions involving direct-to-consumer cannabis delivery,” reported a recent MJBizDaily article (https://cnw.fm/m33B6). “Some marijuana companies have acquired delivery-only cannabis dispensaries, while others have spent more to acquire vertically integrated MJ firms with home-delivery operations included.
The article noted that companies involved in recent delivery-related acquisitions have said that the deals help them quickly access an existing base of loyal delivery customers, gain delivery expertise to apply to their existing operations and leverage delivery assets in other U.S. markets. “I think these M&A transactions are a part of a bigger phenomenon, which is the growth of delivery. It’s one way to achieve that – you acquire it,” the article quoted investment banker Frank Columbo as saying. Columbo is director of data analytics at Viridian Capital Advisors, which tracks capital raises, mergers and acquisitions in the cannabis sector.
“We are very excited to announce the upcoming location of our new Nug Avenue delivery hub, which is in a prime position to serve the downtown LA area,” said Sugarmade CEO Jimmy Chan. “Our initial Nug Avenue location has been open for nearly six months and has established a strong brand with tremendous growth in membership — already exceeding 10,000 members and growing fast. Our remaining licenses can be applied to both expansion and verticalization of Nug Avenue operations as we continue to build a top-tier, farm-to-door leader in the California cannabis marketplace.”
Prior to closing on the acquisition of the LA property, Sugarmade signed a memorandum of understanding to obtain three nonstorefront California cannabis licenses from the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation, along with corresponding licenses from the California Bureau of Cannabis Control. Combined, these licenses provide an essential piece of SGMD’s strategic plan to open three new cannabis-related commercial operations in California. According to the announcement, the Company intends to use one of the licenses, once obtained, to this newly acquired property in LA; the company will designate it as a licensed cannabis delivery business under its Nug Avenue brand.
Sugarmade is a product and branding marketing company investing in operations and technologies with disruptive potential. In addition to its financial interest in the BudCars brand, SGMD’s brand portfolio includes Nug Avenue, CarryOutsupplies.com, SugarRush(TM), Lemon Glow and BudCars.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.Sugarmade.com.
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