Akerna Abandons POSabit For New Mystery Buyer

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Akerna Corp. backed out of an agreement to sell its marijuana software businesses for $4 million to POSaBit Systems Corp. after a new bidder emerged.

POSaBit, which offers payment solutions to the cannabis industry, was notified Friday that Akerna terminated the deal after a third-party proposal for the acquired companies is likely to bring in “a superior offer under the definitive agreement,” according to a news release.

The third party was not identified.

POSaBit, based in Kirkland, Washington, said it will not increase its offer to match the higher bidder.

Denver-based Akerna’s three businesses on the shopping block include:

  • MJ Freeway, a marijuana point-of-sale platform.
  • Leaf Data Systems, a seed-to-sale tracking software for U.S. cannabis markets.
  • Ample Organics, a seed-to-sale tracking software for the Canadian market.

The new bid for Akerna’s software assets will delay the company’s exodus from the marijuana industry as it merges with Las Vegas-based cryptocurrency business Gryphon Digital Mining in an all-stock deal that will allow the latter company to go public on the Nasdaq.

Meanwhile, POSaBit announced Monday it acquired marijuana e-commerce and compliance software assets from Hypur for as much as $7.5 million if certain benchmarks are reached.

Source: https://mjbizdaily.com/posabit-wont-match-higher-bid-for-akernas-marijuana-software-business/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=MJD_20230410_NEWS_Daily

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