M&A Transaction Extends the Companies’ Combined Global Footprint to Seven Countries Throughout the Americas and Europe
MIAMI, Florida, USA — March 17, 2023 — Flor Americas and B-HIVE Cannabis Venture Group (“B-HIVE”) are pleased to announce their M&A transaction, which extends the companies’ combined global footprint to include Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Germany, the Netherlands, USA, and Uruguay along with ongoing partnerships in Brazil, Lithuania, Peru, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
“We’re thrilled to announce our strategic merger with B-HIVE,” said Roy McFarland, CEO. “Flor Americas continues to increase its global footprint whilst our competitors fade away. As global cannabis markets take shape, we’re excited to have capital partners like B-HIVE and Kinetiq Group to facilitate equity and asset acquisitions in complementary industry segments throughout the world. As a combined company, we are uniquely positioned to become a major player in the global cannabis industry moving forward.”
As a part of the companies’ merger, Roy McFarland will become the President and COO of B-HIVE, and Laura Yonamine will ascend to CEO of Flor Americas. “I want to thank Roy for his leadership the last four years. He turned a small startup from Uruguay into one of the first truly international cannabis companies with partners in the Americas and also Europe. As a member of the founding team and one of the company’s angel investors, I have been closely involved with Flor Americas since 2019, and I look forward to continuing its growth as incoming CEO.”
Recently, B-HIVE has received $15 million in commitments that include a leading Singapore investment firm via its relationship with Kinetiq Group and affiliate in the Netherlands, and the company has been actively exploring M&A opportunities throughout Latin America and Europe.
Commenting on the news, Ken Grams, the CEO of B-HIVE said, “It’s exciting to see our vision come to life. Adding Flor Americas’ team gives B-HIVE the real world cannabis operating expertise needed to leverage the strengths of our portfolio companies. To thrive, current operators in Europe and Latin America need access to operating capital and professional c-suite leadership. This merger allows us to provide both the capital companies need via B-HIVE and the leadership consultancy from Flor Americas’ diverse team. It’s a win-win for both companies, and I’m thrilled for the next chapter.”
About Flor Americas
Founded in 2019 by an international leadership team with over 25 years of combined experience in the cannabis industry and beyond, Flor Americas has evolved to become a specialty biotech company, conceptualizing, developing and distributing next-generation solutions for the animal and human endocannabinoid system to global markets. To learn more, visit FlorAmericas.com.
About B-HIVE Cannabis Venture Group (“B-HIVE”)
B-HIVE is an emerging international company, based in Miami with affiliate locations in Cartagena and The Hague. The company is focused on bringing innovative solutions, products, and resources to the cannabis industry with its cannabis venture group members and portfolio companies. From patented technology, IP, and SaaS solutions to compliance and c-suite advisory, B-HIVE is well positioned to be a leading venture firm in the cannabis industry. To learn more, visit B-HiveBiz.com.