CleanSpark acquires Bitcoin miner GRIID for $155 million

  • CleanSpark announced on June 27 that it had acquired GRIID Infrastructure, a US-based Bitcoin miner for $155 million.
  • The company expects the all-stock deal to close in Q3, 2024 subject to GRIID shareholder approval and other customary requirements.

Bitcoin miner CleanSpark announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire GRIID Infrastructure in an all-stock transaction valued at $155 million.

According to a press release the merger agreement also saw the two Bitcoin mining companies seal an exclusive hosting agreement for all of GRIID’s currently available power. 20 MW of this power will immediately be allocated to CleanSpark.

“We are looking forward to welcoming the GRIID team into the CleanSpark family and we are excited to apply the CleanSpark way, carefully honed alongside the communities we operate in Georgia and Mississippi, to GRIID’s impressive pipeline in Tennessee,” CleanSpark CEO Zach Bradford said in a statement.

CleanSpark eyes 400 MW by 2026

CleanSpark, which has closed other deals before, expects to build out its operations in Tennessee over the next three years. This should see the miner reach operational capacity it managed in Georgia over the same period.

“That achievement was to build out over 400 MW of infrastructure backed by valuable, long-term power contracts,” Bradford noted.

The miner targets surpassing 100 MW in Tennessee by the end of this year, 200 MW in 2025 and over 400 MW in 2026.

Deal expected to close in Q3

Per the announcement, CleanSpark’s acquisition of GRIID has already received unanimous approval from the Boards of Directors of both companies.

As such, they expect the deal will close in Q3, 2024. However, this is still subject to approval by GRIID shareholders as well as other customary closing conditions.

CleanSpark’s acquisition of GRIID comes as another Bitcoin miner Riot Platforms’ plans to take over Bitfarms hit a snag. In the latest development around the saga, Riot has reportedly decided to go for an overhaul of the Bitfarms’ board by taking up three seats.

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