Creso Pharma (ASX:CPH) acquires Canadian-based Mernova Medicinal


by Jessica Amir

Key points:

• Acquisition of Mernova Medicinal Inc (Mernova) for C$10.1 million (A$10.2 million) in cash and equity.
• Creso Pharma (ASX:CPH) becomes the only Australian cannabis company with direct exposure to the world’s largest legal medical cannabis market.
• Delivers on Creso’s strategy of establishing a Canadian presence and the pursuit of opportunities in the medicinal cannabis space, with added exposure to the huge recreational cannabis market anticipated to open up in 2018.
• Enables Creso to vertically integrate its supply and production chain by building its own Good Manufacturing Process growing and extraction facilities. 

Jessica Amir

Finance News Network
Jessica joined FNN in January 2017 after having worked in financial advising for seven years and in TV journalism for seven years, specialising in finance, equities and analysis. She has interviewed former Prime Ministers of Australia, Tony Abbott, Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd and ex Treasurer Jo Hockey. Jessica has worked as a journalist with Sky News Business, ABC 1, ABC's The Business, ABC24 and has also been a regional Channel 7 and 9 TV reporter with Prime7 and Win News.