CHICAGO – August 24, 2020 – First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Kazmira for its $50 million strategic investment by Perrigo Company (PRGO). In collaboration with Perrigo, the investment will be applied to scale up Kazmira’s facilities and laboratories, proactively engage with regulatory authorities, further develop Kazmira’s product portfolio, extend Kazmira’s reach into retail mass markets, and enhance Kazmira’s strong management and technical teams.
First Analysis focuses its advisory services on high-growth, entrepreneur-driven companies like Kazmira. The First Analysis team was actively engaged throughout the transaction process, including preparation, positioning, investor coordination and contact, due diligence, and negotiation.
“We wanted to partner with a financial advisor that could truly understand our business and objectives, and work as an extension of the Kazmira team. FASC accomplished this and helped us achieve a great outcome for Kazmira, and we look forward to moving forward with Perrigo as our new partner,” said Pulak and Priyanka Sharma, co-CEOs of Kazmira.
Headquartered in Watkins, Colorado, Kazmira LLC is an industrial scale producer of high purity, THC-free, broad-spectrum CBD oil and THC-free CBD isolate from American-grown ground industrial hemp. The company produces highly concentrated THC-free oils using a proprietary technology platform that enables the supply of products that are free of THC, pesticides, solvent residues and heavy metals. Kazmira has demonstrated an ability to design innovative products and processes that are tailored to meet consumer self-care demands while being well-positioned for success in an evolving regulatory environment. The proprietary technology platform used by Kazmira allows it to separately produce other minor non-psychoactive Cannabinoids present in industrial hemp and in that regard, Kazmira has recently implemented a production line capable of producing CBC in commercial quantities.
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First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Kazmira for its minority equity investment from Perrigo
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