Hexo Corp. sells Niagara cannabis facility for $10.25 million

Hexo Corp. says it has sold its facility in Niagara, Ont., for $10.25 million to an undisclosed buyer.
Cannabis plants are seen during a tour of a Hexo Corp. production facility in 2018. (Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press)

Hexo Corp. says it has sold its facility in Niagara for $10.25 million to an undisclosed buyer.

The cannabis company announced in March plans to list the facility after reviewing its cultivation assets.

Hexo determined that it no longer expected to restart operations, which it halted in November 2019, due to an excess of cultivation capacity in the market, forecasted demand for cannabis products and expected market development.

The sale of the Niagara facility included land and greenhouse facilities, as well as certain equipment.

The company says it expects to use the proceeds to fund additional expansion of its Belleville, Ont., facility and for working capital and other general corporate purposes.

Hexo's shares lost 15 cents or 11.9 per cent to $1.11 in Wednesday trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.