TORONTO, ON / November 16, 2021 / Novamind Inc. (CSE: NM | OTCQB: NVMDF | FSE: HN2) (“Novamind” or the “Company”), a leading mental health company specialized in psychedelic medicine, today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) to acquire Foundations for Change, an Arizona-based company with two outpatient mental health clinics specialized in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (the “Arizona Acquisition”). The Arizona Acquisition represents Novamind’s first clinics outside the state of Utah, and the first announcement from a pipeline of accretive transactions that will expand the Company’s network of clinics in the U.S. and globally.
Foundations for Change was opened in 2017 by Jeff Edelman, a Yale University graduate, and a double board-certified Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. Mr. Edelman’s practice is located northwest of Phoenix and offers novel therapeutic options including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and Spravato. Mr. Edelman has 17 years of leadership experience providing the highest quality of care to children, adolescents, adults, military, first responders and their families.
“This is an exciting step towards our vision to expand access to psychedelic medicine across the United States,” said Yaron Conforti, Novamind CEO and Director. “Mr. Edelman has built a reputable practice in Arizona and both clinics will benefit from Novamind’s operational and administrative support and leading-edge clinical resources.”
The Arizona Acquisition is expected to close in early 2022.
Novamind is a leading mental health company enabling safe access to psychedelic medicine through a network of clinics and clinical research sites. Novamind provides ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and other novel treatments through its network of Cedar Psychiatry clinics and operates Cedar Clinical Research, a contract research organization specialized in clinical trials and evidence-based research for psychedelic medicine. Both Cedar Psychiatry and Cedar Clinical Research are wholly owned subsidiaries of Novamind. For more information on how Novamind is enhancing mental wellness and guiding people through their entire healing journey, visit novamind.ca.
Yaron Conforti, CEO and Director
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Samantha DeLenardo, VP, Communications
Bill Mitoulas, Investor Relations
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