Ananda Developments Plc - Conversion of iCAN Loan Notes PR Newswire

23 June 2020


(“Ananda” or the “Company”)


The Directors of Ananda announce that the balance of the USD200,000 convertible loan notes of iCAN Israel-Cannabis Ltd (“iCAN”) issued to the Company in August 2018 has been converted to equity in iCAN.

On 8 January 2020, the first USD100,000 of Ananda’s convertible loan notes were converted into 120 ordinary shares in iCAN , at a valuation of USD10M for iCAN. Upon conversion of the second half of the loan notes, Ananda now owns 180 ordinary shares in iCAN, equating to 1.03% of iCAN’s issued share capital. The second conversion was done at a valuation of USD20M for iCAN.

iCAN is headquartered in Israel, one of the leading jurisdictions for medicinal cannabis research.  It is one of the three major conference platforms in the cannabis space, along with MJBiz and Cannabis Europa, and also holds a portfolio of investments in early stage cannabis companies as well as providing consulting services to the sector.

Since the onset of COVID-19 iCAN has focused on virtual offerings and will recommence physical conferences when circumstances allow.


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