Marijuana Sales, Funding & Banking News

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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Canadian marijuana firm Sundial, California’s KushCo seek Nasdaq listings

Sundial Growers, a Canadian cannabis company, and California-based KushCo Holdings have applied to be listed on the Nasdaq. Sundial, based in Calgary, Alberta, would operate under the ticker symbol SNDL. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not been determined. The company currently operates two facilities in its […]

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Sol Global cannabis investment firm raises CA$50 million; exec resigns

Sol Global, a Toronto-based international cannabis investment firm, said it raised 50 million Canadian dollars ($37.5 million) in debt financing. The company will use the proceeds to fund its expansion in CBD activities and operations in California, Florida and Michigan. The company also said Jonathan Gilbert resigned as president of its subsidiary, Impact Biosciences, which […]

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Linton’s firing by Canopy follows string of losses, may raise concerns about cannabis sector-mainstream partnerships

Former Canopy Growth co-CEO Bruce Linton may have had suspicions about his future when a special board meeting of the Canadian cannabis giant was convened last Friday. Even though Linton was also Canopy’s chair, he didn’t call the meeting. By Wednesday, Linton was filling up his car with gas at Costco and contemplating his future […]

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Cannabis company Surterra closes $100 million funding, adds executives

Surterra Wellness, an Atlanta-based medical cannabis company, closed a $100 million share offering whose net proceeds will be used to fund acquisitions and capital expenditure. The company also said it is taking on two new directors to help with corporate strategy: Ed Brown, former president and CEO of The Patron Spirits Co. Brown was a participant […]

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Chart: Ranks of US banks serving cannabis firms growing, but data may overstate true number

The number of financial institutions actively banking marijuana-related businesses in the United States is rising, but the true number is far fewer than U.S. Treasury data indicates, according to one industry executive. Data released by the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) shows the number of banks and credit unions actively banking marijuana-related businesses […]

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