Lucy Scientific Discovery Announces Proposal to Acquire Pasithea Therapeutics Corp.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc. (“Lucy” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: LSDI), a licensed producer of compounds for medicinal products, today announced that it sent a proposal to Pasithea Therapeutics Corp. (“Pasithea”) (NASDAQ: KTTA), a biotechnology firm focused on innovative medical solutions, to acquire each share of its common stock.
Under the terms of the offer, Lucy proposes to pay $0.60 in cash, and $0.25 cents in Lucy stock (NASDAQ: LSDI) for every share of Pasithea common stock. Given that Pasithea’s stock closed at $0.35 per share on June 1, 2023, the Proposal of $0.85 per share equates to 142% premium to Pasithea’s share price. In fact, the cash component alone represents a 71% premium.
Pasithea’s most recent quarterly report indicates approximately $30,000,000 cash on hand. Given the significant market value discount to its net cash, Lucy believes its attractive offer will create immediate value from the cash portion with additional upside participation through Lucy’s stock as it executes its business plan. In order to preserve cash for shareholders, Lucy intends to explore strategic alternatives for the divestiture of Pasithea's clinical development program.
While Pasithea’s 30-day average daily dollar trading volume is only $16,000, Lucy is an actively traded NASDAQ company with an average daily dollar trading volume of more than $1.8 million. This represents more than 100 times the dollar volume of Pasithea’s trading and could substantially improve liquidity for its shareholders.
In the event that the proposal is not endorsed by Pasithea's Board of Directors, Lucy is prepared to present it directly to the Pasithea shareholders.
About Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc.
Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc. (NASDAQ: LSDI) is a Nasdaq-listed company and a licensed producer of compounds for medicinal products. Holding a Controlled Drugs and Substances Dealer's License granted by Health Canada's Office of Controlled Substances, Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, LSDI Manufacturing Inc., operate under Part J of the Food and Drug Regulations promulgated under the Food and Drugs Act (Canada). This specialized license authorizes LSDI to develop, sell, deliver, and manufacture pharmaceutical-grade active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) used in controlled substances and their raw material precursors. Lucy does not sell psilocybin products to the general public. With a focus on pioneering innovative therapies for patients in need, Lucy Scientific Discovery Inc. is dedicated to advancing the understanding and applications of psychedelic medicine, improving mental health outcomes, and enhancing well-being for individuals worldwide.
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