Apollon Formularies Plc - Sproutly and Apollon Conclude Due Diligence, Paving Way for Asset Purchase Agreement
Announcement provided byApollon Formularies plc · APOL
21 November 2023
APOLLON FORMULARIES PLC
(AQSE: APOL, "Apollon" or the "Company")
Milestone Achieved: Sproutly Canada and Apollon Formularies Conclude Due Diligence, Paving the Way for Asset Purchase Agreement Finalization
In a noteworthy development, Sproutly Canada, Inc. (CNSX: SPR, OTC Pink: SRUTF) ("Sproutly") and Apollon Formularies, plc (AQUIS: APOL) ("Apollon") announce the completion of their due diligence of key assets of the companies. This marks a significant step forward as the companies set the stage for the finalization of the “Asset Purchase” transaction.
Pending the requisite exchange and regulatory approvals, Sproutly is poised to acquire all global assets of Apollon. The diligence and efficiency demonstrated in the due diligence phase underscores the commitment of both companies to a seamless and expeditious completion.
At the heart of this transaction is the consolidation of indispensable synergistic assets, intellectual property, and international intellectual property licenses.
Specializing in natural cannabinoids, terpenes, and mushroom compounds, Apollon's combinatorial formulations, shielded by robust intellectual property protection, focus on addressing critical medical challenges. These formulations span therapeutics for cancer, inflammatory diseases, and chronic pain.
Apollon has strategically extended its reach by granting exclusive royalty based intellectual property licenses and sales agreements to a number international partners. This expansion spans key regions, including the US,
Sproutly, a pioneering Canadian enterprise, uniquely addresses the development of natural products with its Aqueous Phytorecovery Process (APP). Specializing in proprietary techniques, Sproutly employs APP to extract premium phytonutrients from cannabis and hemp, capturing their complete and proportional profiles. What sets APP apart is its ability to yield true water-soluble formulations of natural nutrients for medicinal applications and adult use consumer products without resorting to artificial chemical or physical techniques like nano-emulsification and/or emulsificationof extracted oils.
Terms of the Apollon Asset Sale:
Under the terms of the binding Letter of Intent (LOI),dated September 12, 2023, now that the due diligence has been satisfactorily completed by both companies, Sproutly will acquire the assets of Apollon pursuant to an Asset Purchase Agreement. In exchange, Sproutly will issue to Apollon a sufficient number of Sproutly shares so that Apollon will own 49% of the enlarged share capital of Sproutly, post transaction. If the transaction takes place with the number of outstanding Sproutly shares as are currently in issue, and at an anticipated deemed price of
Dr. Arup Sen, CEO of Sproutly stated "I am delighted to announce the successful completion of the due diligence phase with Apollon, marking a significant milestone in our journey towards finalizing the Asset Purchase Agreement. This progress reflects our shared commitment to efficiency and diligence in navigating this transformative transaction. The integration of Apollon's cutting-edge AI-based therapeutic formulations development and Sproutly's APP technology to produce water soluble phytonutrients presents a unique opportunity. This collaboration signifies not just a milestone but a commitment to global innovation and diversification of our product portfolio. I look forward to working with Dr Stephen Barnhill and his expert team where together, we aim to pioneer the development of unique water soluble natural biologic products, setting new standards in enhanced bioavailability, innovative consumer products for adult use, therapeutic products that use reduced dosage, and extended product shelf life."
Stephen D. Barnhill, MD, Chairman and CEO of Apollon expressed "I am thrilled to move ahead with the transaction, enabling Sproutly to acquire Apollon's assets. The convergence of assets held by both companies is poised to showcase that the collective synergy surpasses the sum of individual components. These combined assets encompass a spectrum of synergistic drug discovery technologies, pending patents, and proprietary intellectual property. We bring to the table successful pre-clinical and clinical testing, cutting-edge manufacturing and production laboratories, and a network of exclusive royalty-based global licenses and sales agreements across numerous countries, promising the potential of substantial royalty revenue. Together, we possess the capability to pioneer the development of novel combinatorial therapeutic products. Collaborating with Dr. Arup Sen, I am enthusiastic about shaping what I believe will be a leading natural biologics drug discovery company, focused on creating innovative therapeutic products for imminent international distribution and sales."
It is important to note that the completion remains contingent upon customary closing conditions, as well as exchange and regulatory approvals, and final due diligence for the period to the date of transaction completion. Further details regarding the transaction and its implications for both companies will be disclosed in subsequent updates.
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