Marijuana Sales, Funding & Banking News

Deal Watch: Big players are behind marijuana M&A deals

Last week wasn’t the busiest for completed M&A deals in the cannabis industry, but some notable transactions were concluded – including one involving a well-established multistate operator (MSO) and another a relatively new but fast-emerging player on the scene.

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Arcview deal highlights increased institutional involvement in cannabis

The acquisition of Oakland, California-based The Arcview Group boasted a relatively small price tag, but the impact to the cannabis industry as a whole might be more substantial than the $7.7 million sum. The deal was structured as a Series A funding but was effectively a takeover by the main investors, Trivergance and Cresco Capital […]

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Curaleaf agrees to acquire marijuana giant Grassroots for $875 million

Massachusetts-based Curaleaf, a cannabis company with a market cap of about $3.6 billion, on Wednesday agreed to buy privately owned Grassroots for $875 million in stock and cash. Curaleaf said the transaction – $75 million of it is in cash, the rest in stock – “solidifies” its position as the world’s largest marijuana company in terms […]

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Canadian marijuana firm Organigram reports improved quarterly revenues, net loss

Organigram, a Canadian cannabis producer that trades on a major U.S. exchange, reported net revenues of 24.8 million Canadian dollars ($18.6 million) for the fiscal third quarter ended May 31, up from CA$3.44 million in the same period last year. Net loss for the quarter for the New Brunswick-based company was CA$10.2 million, compared with […]

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Jushi closes $63 million Pennsylvania deal for medical cannabis dispensary space

Jushi, a Florida-based marijuana company, closed an agreement to acquire Pennsylvania-based Franklin Bioscience in a $63 million deal. The purchase price for Franklin, which holds licenses for up to 12 medical marijuana dispensaries in Pennsylvania, is a combination of cash, debt and stock. Jushi entered into various acquisition agreements since it started trading on Canada’s […]

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Green Growth acquires multistate marijuana firm Moxie in $310 million deal

Green Growth Brands, a cannabis company based in Ohio, agreed to pay $310 million in stock for multistate operator Moxie. Moxie is based in Long Beach, California, but sells both recreational and medical cannabis products from 250 retail outlets and dispensaries in five states. Green Growth, which is headquartered in Columbus but largely focuses on […]

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Why the quality of earnings is critical in cannabis M&A

Since most businesses are purchased as a multiple of earnings (expressed as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or EBITDA), the seller has substantial motivation to get those earnings as high as possible before putting the company up for sale. This focus on earnings is a normal function of everyday operations for any successful […]

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