The assets of Cana Technology, a portfolio company of TPB, have been acquired in an ABC sale process
ABOUT THE COMPANY:
The Company developed and manufactured a revolutionary countertop molecular beverage printer. Customers use Cana’s touchscreen display to explore, discover, and create their perfect drink. The signature product, Cana One, “prints” thousands of beverages—ranging from juice to soft drinks to coffee to wine—from a single cartridge without the need for plastic, aluminum, glass or other wasteful containers.
The Company successfully developed several prototypes proving the technology works. Scaling up the manufacture and distribution of the novel product and its supply chain, however, would require a level of investment that proved difficult to bring in. Facing a difficult fundraising environment for growth capital in 2023, with current investors having reached capacity, the Company needed to weigh difficult options.
G2 helped Cana and its primary VC sponsor evaluate various paths forward, and the parties agreed to mutually execute an assignment for the benefit of creditors (“ABC”). G2 created a special-purpose entity to serve as assignee, with responsibility to pursue a sale of the assets and wind down the corporate entity.
As assignee, G2’s special purpose entity immediately launched a vigorous IP sale process with an ambitious timeline. In parallel the Assignee wound down corporate operations and oversaw the efforts of an outside equipment liquidator. Leveraging G2’s robust investment banking capabilities and contacts, the team brought multiple parties through advanced due diligence, ultimately negotiating a sale of the IP to a strategic. The Assignee then distributed proceeds to creditors.