Tilray Inks Deal to Develop Cannabis Consumer Brands

- January 15th, 2019

Tilray signs a “long-term revenue sharing agreement” with Authentic Brands Group to market brands from ABG’s portfolio.

Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) signs a “long-term revenue sharing agreement” with Authentic Brands Group (ABG) to market brands from ABG’s portfolio.

As quoted in the press release:

As the owner of more than 50 brands, ABG builds value by partnering with an expansive network of best-in-class manufacturers, operators and retailers. With a global retail footprint of over 100,000 points of sale and more than 4,500 branded freestanding stores and shop-in-shops, ABG’s portfolio generates approximately US$9 billion in retail sales annually. Reaching nearly 250 million social media followers across key digital platforms, ABG’s robust marketing arm drives growth and engagement for its portfolio, including connecting its brands with over 150 million targeted followers through Winston, its proprietary micro-influencer network.

Under the terms of the agreement:

  • The parties will leverage ABG’s portfolio of brands to develop, market and distribute consumer cannabis products across the world, as and where legal, with an immediate focus on opportunities, including CBD, in Canada and the U.S. subject to applicable and brand appropriate regulations.
  • Tilray will be the preferred supplier of active cannabinoid ingredients for such products.
  • Tilray will initially pay to ABG US$100 million and up to US$250 million in cash and stock, subject to the achievement of certain commercial and/or regulatory milestones.
  • Tilray will have the right to receive up to 49 [percent] of the net revenue from cannabis products bearing ABG brands, with a guaranteed minimum payment of up to US$10 million annually for 10 years, subject to certain commercial and/or regulatory milestones.

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