InMed Pharmaceuticals Completes Acquisition of BayMedica Creating a Market Leader in the Manufacturing of Rare Cannabinoids
VANCOUVER, British Columbia and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“InMed” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: INM), a leader in the manufacturing and clinical development of rare cannabinoids, today announced that they have completed the previously announced acquisition of BayMedica Inc. (“BayMedica”), a private company based in the US specializing in the manufacturing and commercialization of rare cannabinoids for the health and wellness sector.
Eric A. Adams, President and Chief Executive Officer of InMed, stated, “We are delighted to close this acquisition and welcome everyone at BayMedica to the InMed team. In the next several weeks, we will focus on corporate integration, exploring our combined manufacturing know-how and looking to accelerate revenue growth. BayMedica brings significant expertise and will help strengthen our pharmaceutical drug development efforts as well as position the Company to become a global leader in the manufacturing of rare cannabinoids.”
Shane Johnson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of BayMedica, stated, “We are very pleased to finalize this transaction and join forces with InMed. Together we have the capabilities and resources to accelerate our commercial initiatives and expedite the launch of several new cannabinoids products in the consumer health and wellness sector. The combined technologies in rare cannabinoid manufacturing, including synthetic biology, chemical synthesis and enzymatic biotransformation (IntegraSyn™), establishes us as a leader in the field.”
Acquisition overview and amended transaction terms: InMed acquired 100% of BayMedica in exchange for 2.05 million InMed common shares issued to BayMedica’s equity and convertible debt holders, subject to a six-month contractual hold period. The previously announced issuance of Series A and Series B warrants to acquire 1.6 million common shares was replaced with a cash component of US$1 million. The entirety of this cash consideration will be held in escrow, subject to cancellation, to satisfy certain potential post-closing indemnification and other claims that InMed may have under the definitive agreement in the six- and twelve-month periods following the closing.
To learn more about the transaction and hear more about InMed’s future developments, please visit our website and view a recent webinar featuring Eric A. Adams and Shane Johnson.
About InMed: InMed Pharmaceuticals is a global leader in the manufacturing and development of rare cannabinoids. Together with our subsidiary, BayMedica, we have unparalleled cannabinoid manufacturing capabilities to serve a spectrum of consumer markets, including pharmaceutical and health and wellness. We are a clinical-stage company developing a pipeline of rare cannabinoid therapeutics and dedicated to delivering new treatment alternatives to patients that may benefit from cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical drugs. For more information, visit www.inmedpharma.com.
About BayMedica: BayMedica Inc. is a revenue-stage biotechnology company leveraging synthetic biology and pharmaceutical chemistry to develop an efﬁcient, scalable, and proprietary platform to produce high quality, rare cannabinoids for consumer applications and cannabinoid-derived new chemical entities for pharmaceutical applications. For more information, visit www.baymedica.com.
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With respect to the forward-looking information contained in this news release, InMed has made numerous assumptions regarding, among other things: the anticipated results and potential of BayMedica’s business and the combination of BayMedica’s business with InMed’s business occurring; continued economic and market stability; delivering new therapeutic alternatives to patients that may benefit from cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical drugs; advancing IntegraSyn™ to commercial scale production; IntegraSyn™ being a commercially viable solution for large-scale, pharmaceutical-grade GMP production of rare cannabinoids; and developing a pipeline of cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical drug candidates. While InMed considers these assumptions to be reasonable, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, market and social uncertainties and contingencies.
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