VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Aug. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Billy Goat Brands Ltd. (the “Company” or “Billy Goat”) (CSE: GOAT), is pleased to announce that further to its news release dated June 30, 2022, it has completed the acquisition of Kojo Pet Performance Inc. (“Kojo”) in consideration of 25,000,000 common shares of the Company (each a “Consideration Share”) issued at a deemed price of $0.039 per share to the existing shareholders of Kojo (collectively, the “Vendors”). Kojo is an innovative pet-food brand focused on producing and marketing plant and cell-based pet food offerings.
Furthermore, the Vendors are eligible to earn up to an additional 30,000,000 Consideration Shares upon the realization of the following performance milestones by Kojo within 36 months from the date of closing:
4,000,000 Consideration Shares upon Kojo entering into a letter of intent with a pet food distributor;
7,000,000 Consideration Shares upon Kojo signing a third retail store for North American retail distribution;
3,000,000 Consideration Shares upon Kojo generating $250,000 in annual revenue;
6,000,000 Consideration Shares upon Kojo generating $500,000 in annual revenue; and
10,000,000 Consideration Shares upon Kojo generating $1,000,000 in annual revenue.
The acquisition of Kojo was completed pursuant to a share purchase agreement entered into amongst the Company, Kojo and the Vendors, dated August 15, 2022. The Company is at arms-length from Kojo, and each of the Vendors. The acquisition of Kojo neither constitutes a fundamental change nor a change of business for the Company, nor has it resulted in a change of control of the Company within the meaning of applicable securities laws and the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange. No finders’ fees or commissions were payable in connection with the acquisition of Kojo.
ABOUT BILLY GOAT BRANDS
Billy Goat Brands is an investment issuer focused on investing in high-potential companies operating in the plant-based food technology sector. It intends to accomplish these goals through the identification of and investment in securities of private listed entities that are involved in the food and beverage industry, with a focus on: (i) plant-based protein, (ii) functional foods, (iii) food technology, (iv) fermented foods, and (v) cultured and cell agriculture. The Company plans to generate returns on its investments through various outcomes, including but not limited to go-public transactions, mergers or acquisitions, and the other liquidity events of its investee companies or projects. The paramount goal of the Company will be to generate maximum returns from its investments in a manner consistent with its environmental, social and governance values.
For more information about the Company, please visit https://billygoatbrands.com/. The Company’s final prospectus, financial statements and management's discussion and analysis, among other documents, are all available on its profile page on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
The CSE has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release. Neither the CSE nor its Market Regulator (as that term is defined in the policies of the CSE) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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