Share exchange represents a milestone in the multibillion-dollar psychedelic wellness industry while providing opportunities for expansion and collaboration between the two companies
KINGSTON, Jamaica and LOS ANGELES, Aug. 03, 2023 — Kaya Group (“Kaya” or “the Company”) (OTC: NUGL), the first medicinal Ganja herb house in the Caribbean and holistic, wellness-focused ecosystem, announced today a strategic partnership with Silo Wellness Inc. (CSE: SILO) (OTCQB: SILFF) (FSE: 3K7A) (“Silo”), a pioneer in the psychedelic and wellness space, to offer a comprehensive range of incomparable psychedelic wellness experiences and retreats in Jamaica. The partnership combines Kaya’s three Kaya Herb House retail locations and Gap Café wellness center with Silo’s expertise in managing psilocybin wellness retreats in Jamaica’s legal psilocybin market.
Key Highlights of the Transaction
Under the terms of the agreement, Silo Wellness acquired 25,081,369 shares of NUGL in exchange for the issuance of 15,293,640 shares of Class A common stock in Silo in this arms-length transaction. In accordance with the agreement, both Silo Wellness and NUGL are bound by conditions that prohibit the transfer or sale of purchased shares for a minimum period of 12 months, unless the shares have been properly registered under the Securities Act or are exempt from registration. Pursuant to CSE Policy 6.2(5), the shares will be issued after five business days (see the Form 9 filed on the CSE website) with price protection at the 20-day VWAP of CAD$0.012. There is no finder’s fee and shareholder approval is not required due to the size of the transaction.
Enhanced Retreat Experiences and Market Presence
Silo Wellness intends to incorporate Kaya’s psilocybin offerings to provide holistic and diversified experiences at their wellness retreats, enabling participants to explore alternative healing and mental health treatments that harness the potential synergies between cannabis and psilocybin.
In light of the recent financial successes of NUGL/Kaya, with top-line revenue hitting $2.2M USD in 2022 ($1.5M gross profit; $2.7M net loss), an increase in revenue from $1.8M USD in 2021, Silo Wellness’ partnership with NUGL/Kaya Group brings even more opportunity for expansion and solidifies the company’s presence in Jamaica, a region championing the burgeoning psychedelics industry. With the market projected to be worth $5.7 billion globally by 2027 (per the “Psychedelic Drugs: Global Market Outlook“), Silo Wellness attempts to strategically places itself for substantial growth.
Mike Arnold, founder and CEO of Silo Wellness and an Oregon attorney, asserts, “Our collaboration with Kaya is a monumental stride in realizing our vision to offer holistic treatments that combine the best of and broaden our international footprint. We’re committed to providing transformative plant medicine wellness experiences.”
Echoing this sentiment, Bali Vaswani, CEO of NUGL and Founder of Kaya, adds, “Jamaica is a perfect market for psilocybin offerings, and together with Silo Wellness, we will contribute to the evolving conversation around the potential benefits of these natural compounds.”
About Kaya Group and NUGL Inc.
Kaya is a leader in Jamaica’s fast-growing hospitality and tourism industry through its three Kaya Herb House retail locations and Gap Café wellness center. Kaya Herb House Drax Hall near Ocho Rios is Jamaica’s first legal Medical Marijuana dispensary and the company’s flagship retail complex. It is also the base for Kaya’s cultivation and processing operations. The second Kaya Herb House in Kingston is minutes from the Bob Marley Museum, Jamaica House, the Office of the Prime Minister, and the French Embassy in the heart of Kingston within the golden triangle. Kaya’s third retail location in the historic town of Falmouth is minutes from the cruise ship terminal and about 30 minutes from Montego Bay. Kaya recently opened the first phase of its Wellness Center at The Gap Café, located in the pristine hills of the Jamaican Blue Mountains, approximately 21 miles from Kingston outside the entrance to Holywell Recreation Park. The Gap Café has been a Jamaican treasure for nearly a century. Kaya has operated it as a wellness center since December 2022.
Kaya offers tours of Kaya Farm at its Drax Hall location, with more than 45 different genetics being cultivated and processed. All of our Kaya Herb House retail locations include:
- A Dab Bar Consumption Lounge.
- An authentic Italian thin-crust pizzeria.
- Our world-renowned Square Grouper bar.
Kaya targets the potential multibillion-dollar industry for developing, marketing, and distributing psilocybin mushrooms, which are legal in Jamaica, through its Kaya Extracts division. For more information about Kaya, please visit https://kayaherbhouse.com.
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About Silo Wellness
Silo Wellness Inc., founded in Oregon and a leader in psilocybin wellness retreats, is unwavering in its dedication to destigmatize and democratize transformative psychedelic experiences. Oregon trial lawyer and entrepreneur Mike Arnold founded Silo Wellness in 2018, and it stands as the state’s only publicly traded company actively providing psilocybin experiences to clients. The company’s retreats, currently set in the breathtaking landscapes of Jamaica with expansion plans in Oregon, facilitate personal healing journeys. Silo Wellness has received significant media recognition for its groundbreaking work, notably including a feature in Anderon Cooper’s CNN documentary, ‘Magic Mushrooms: Can They Change Your Mind?’ During this documentary (now on HBO Max), CNN Correspondent David Culver experiences on-camera psilocybin therapy, illuminating the transformative power of these experiences. It further emphasizes Silo Wellness’s ambitious plans for a rural psilocybin service center in the Portland area, complete with overnight accommodations, pending land use permits. Acknowledging potential challenges and competition in this emergent field, Silo Wellness remains resolute in its mission to bring the healing power of psilocybin to those in need