Mondias Signs Binding LOI to Acquire Premium Organic Maple Water Beverage Products

First Acquisition for Wholly Owned SetPoint Beverages Business Unit

MONTREAL, February 5th, 2020 /CNW/ – Mondias Natural Products Inc.  (TSXV: NHP) (the “Company” or “Mondias”) specializing in evidence-based natural products for the healthcare and bio-agriculture markets today announces that the Company has signed a Binding Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire a Quebec, Canada startup beverage company.  This will represent the first functional beverage acquisition for the Company’s wholly owned SetPoint Beverages Business Unit.  Functional beverages are low in sugar, non-alcoholic beverages that comprise of vitals such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, cannabinoids, prebiotics, probiotic bacteria and fruit or vegetable juices which are invaluable products in maintaining good health and vitality.  

Once completed, Mondias will acquire all the assets of Érablier Inc. a Québec based enterprise.  Érablier has developed a premium product made from the organic, and pure processed water obtained from sugar maple tree sap (acer saccharum).  The beverage will go through extensive market testing in the coming months.  In maple syrup water industry reports, data shows that the demand for maple water has grown to exceed 16M Liters in 2018.  It is suggested that maple water drinks may follow the same demand curve as that seen for coconut water.  According to an industry report, the global coconut water market is valued at USD 2.5B in 2017 and is expected to reach USD 9.0B by the end of 2024, growing at a CAGR of 19.93% between 2017 and 2024.  

Mondias CEO Dr. Patrick Frankham stated that “This strategic acquisition represents an excellent opportunity to enter the vibrant health and wellness beverage space using a natural and organic product obtained from Québec.”  Dr Frankham also added that “maple water is a unique natural product that is harvested by sophisticated and large-scale methods from which we obtain our starting material to create natural products for consumers.”  

The transaction is subject to Mondias due diligence, Board and regulatory approval. The purchase price consists of a $75,000 cash payment ($50,000 on closing and a further $25,000 payment upon the completion of the technology transfer) and a 4% royalty of the annual net sales (as defined in the LOI) subject to a maximum $1,000 000 aggregate royalty payment. It is contemplated that the royalty payment would be paid as to 75% in cash and 25% in common shares of Mondias. 

About Mondias Natural Products Inc.

Mondias specializes in the commercialization and development of evidence-based botanical products for the healthcare, bio-agriculture and organic markets. The company sells both oral and topical botanical agents to help manage unmet medical needs through its Holizen Laboratories division. Mondias is also developing botanical-based specialty fertilizers for use on household plants, lawns and golf courses and in urban gardens, nurseries and greenhouses, in collaboration with McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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