Elevate Farms Announces Closing of $8,000,000 Equity Financing
TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Elevate Farms Inc. (“Elevate”, “Elevate Farms” or “Corporation”) is pleased to announce it has closed a non-brokered convertible debenture offering (“Financing”) for a total of $8,000,000 by way of the issuance of non-interest bearing $1,000 principal amount unsecured convertible debentures (“Debentures”) of the Corporation. The Debentures are convertible into common shares of Elevate upon maturity, or earlier upon the occurrence of certain liquidity events.
The proceeds of the Financing, completed with the assistance of Cormark Securities Inc., will be used primarily to bolster global operations to support Elevate’s continued worldwide expansion as well as the immediate and continuing buildout of vertical farming operations in the United States, New Zealand and, most recently, Germany. To date, Elevate has raised equity in excess of $20,000,000 as well as secured project finance of a further $25,000,000. With controlled environmental farming facilities in Welland, Ontario, Canada; New Jersey, USA; and Hamilton, New Zealand currently in operation or under construction, Elevate Farms looks to use its unique IP and technology platform, including patented LED lighting and automation within a controlled environment facility, to become a major supplier of leafy greens produce globally.
Amin Jadavji, Elevate Farm’s Founder and CEO, stated: “We are extremely proud that, with the Offering currently closed, the entirety of the capital expenditures on all our worldwide contracted build-out facilities are now 100% funded. This now sets us up for the next phase: accelerated growth in the US and globally.”
Travis Kanellos, Elevate’s Chief Strategy Officer added: “To a large extent, the build-up phase of Elevate is complete. We are now in the global development and growth phase not only on the rollout of facilities and partnerships but on continued capitalization of Elevate. Our focus is and will remain global scale and speed is our principal partner.”
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