New York-based Curaleaf Holdings is spending $20 million to acquire Deseret Wellness, the largest medical cannabis retailer in Utah.
The cash and stock transaction, expected to close immediately, includes three dispensaries in Park City, Payson and Provo that have a combined annual revenue run of $14 million, according to a press release.
The most expensive purchase to date in Utah’s MMJ market increases Curaleaf’s footprint to four dispensaries in the state and 150 nationwide.
“Utah is an important emerging market for Curaleaf, and we are excited to expand our medical retail footprint in the state,” CEO Matt Darin said in a statement.
“Deseret has built a strong, profitable business, and we believe the combination of our two businesses will enhance our competitive position in the Utah market.”
Retailers in Utah It sold for $118.7 million The value of cannabis in 2022, up nearly 59% from the previous year, according to the State Department
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