Risk-Based Compliance Improves Cannabis M&A Prospects

Law360 (April 26, 2021, 3:42 PM EDT) -- During the first quarter of 2021, as reported by U.S. News & World Report,[1] the cannabis industry raised $2 billion for merger and acquisition activity without the assistance of banks.

The amount of capital raised indicates that the cannabis M&A deal rate that started in the end of 2020 will continue in 2021 for public and private companies both in the U.S. and in Canada. However, experts predict that M&A activity will be strategic and result in more consolidation of the industry.[2]

For licensed cannabis operators who are contemplating a sale, one way to create and increase business value is to...

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