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Dec 5, 2019: 15:00 - 16:00

Current Challenges and Opportunities for M&A Activity in the Cannabis Industry

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Sherri M. Altshuler, Francesco Gucciardo and Jeffrey K. Merk

The cannabis industry has experienced significant volatility in the past year, with well-publicized issues dominating business news headlines within and outside of Canada. The recent change in market tone has cooled go-public and financing activity, and the corresponding scarcity of capital has weakened balance sheets. As the industry adjusts to valuations based on fundamentals (e.g. revenue and EBITDA), opportunities are emerging. There is a continued trend in strategic acquisitions and investments, and an expected uptick in opportunities to acquire distressed assets. 

There are legal and regulatory nuances that industry participants need to navigate in cannabis industry M&A transactions, including tax, structuring, due diligence, licences and third-party approvals. All of this is occurring in a rapidly changing environment with increased scrutiny from investors and regulators.

Using case studies based on experience, as well as current and expected M&A and financing trends in the cannabis industry, this webinar will address:

The current state of cannabis capital raising and M&A activity

Tax and regulatory structuring techniques for buyers and sellers in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions

Options and opportunities for distressed M&A transactions 


CPD for Lawyers: 1 Substantive Hour

A link to the archived material and CPD information will be emailed to registrants one week following the webinar. Please note that we do not provide CPD certificates as hours are self-reported.

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