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August 24, 2021 4 min

#Cannabis #IPO The initial wave of cannabis SPACs have largely completed their qualifying transactions producing over $5B of M&A transaction value from their $1.8 billion of IPO proceeds. Viridian expects the second wave to be equally significant with approximately $5.9B of deals announced or projected. 9 SPAC mergers have been completed totaling $5.4B in merger value from $1.8B in IPO proceeds, 2 SPAC mergers are pending totaling $2.1B in merger value from only $270 M in IPO proceeds, and 7 SPACs are searching for a target after raising $1.2B from IPOs. Completing cannabis SPAC deals has been difficult, particularly for larger US listed SPACS who are limited to non-plant touching deals. This has led 5 SPACs that started out searching for cannabis targets, to complete a merger in a different industry. On top of that, cannabis SPACs have generally paid above market multiples for their acquisitions.

Show Notes: Awaiting the Second Wave of Cannabis SPACs https://www.viridianca.com/chart2

Host: Josh Kincaid, Capital Markets Analyst & host of your cannabis business podcast. https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshkincaid/

Episode 775 of The Talking Hedge: Your Cannabis Business Podcast. ​Covering cannabis business news, interviews, investments, events, products, reviews, and some random stuff. But as Jay-Z said "it's only entertainment." https://www.theTalkingHedgepodcast.com

Music Info: Song: Beat | Keep On | 2020 Artist: Milochromatic Beats & Song: Dark Trap Beats Hard Rap Instrumental | Gang | 2018 Artist: LuxrayBeats

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Josh is not an investment adviser. The Talking Hedge is long gold and silver. Listeners should always speak to their personal financial advisers.

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