Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker: 2017 Begins Slow Coming off Holidays

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Deal flow in the cannabis capital markets begins 2017 slow due to winter and New Year holidays. While few deals closed, numerous announcements were released about deals in progress.

Summary for the Week Ended January 6, 2017

  • Announcements: 14
    • Capital Raises: 7
    • M&A Transactions: 6
    • Dual-Listing: 1
  • 2017 begins with slow week of closed deals, mainly due to slowdowns related to winter holidays and New Year's celebrations.
  • Numerous announcements related to capital raises and M&A deals in progress points to continued activity in cannabis capital markets.
  • Newly-public Canadian licensed producer, Emblem Corp. (TSXV: EMC), announced a C$10.0 million bought deal financing that it subsequently increased to C$13.9 million.
  • Spinoff transaction shows continued trend towards cannabis companies chasing public market valuations.

Capital Raises

  • Kaya Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: KAYS) received $150,000 through the issuance of convertible notes to a prior investor.
  • United Cannabis Corp. (OTCQB: CNAB) received $35,000 through the issuance of a convertible note to Tangiers Global as part of its commitment fee for the increased funding agreement.
Week Ended 1.6.17 - Capital Raises by Sector

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • We did not track a cannabis M&A deal closing this week, though many announcements have been made regarding deals in progress.

Week Ended 1.6.17 - M&A Deals by Sector

Summary of Year-to-Date (YTD) Transactions

Capital Raises

  • We have tracked 2 capital raises totaling $185,000.
  • Public versus Private:
    • Public companies: 2 raises totaling $185,000
    • Private companies: 0 raises totaling $0
  • Equity versus Debt:
    • Equity: 0 raises totaling $0
    • Debt: 2 raises totaling $185,000

YTD Capital Raises by Week

YTD Capital Raises by Sector

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • We have tracked no closed cannabis M&A transactions thus far in 2017. We expect deal flow to pick up in mid-January.
YTD M&A Deals by Week

YTD M&A Deals by Sector

Transactions by Sector for Week Ended January 6, 2017

Capital Raises

Arena Pharmaceuticals Form 8-K Detailing Equity Distribution Agreement

InMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Non-Brokered Private Placement of C$1,000,000

Cultivation & Retail
Maple Leaf Receives Stage 5 Notice

Emblem Corp. Announces C$10 Million Special Warrant Bought Deal Financing

Emblem Corp. Announces Upsize of its Previously Announced Bought Deal Financing to C$13.9 Million

Kaya Holdings Form 8-K Detailing Financing Agreement

Infused Products & Extracts
Tangiers Global Doubles its Commitment to $10 Million for United Cannabis Corporation

Mergers & Acquisitions

Agriculture Technology
Indoor Harvest Corp and Alamo CBD Enter Into Discussions to Combine and Ultimately Create Medical Cannabinoids Pharmaceutical Group

Infused Products & Extracts
Laguna Continues to Work Towards a Definitive Agreement with Carlsbad

ML Capital Group Announces Letter of Intent to Acquire Spanish Peaks Scrumpdelicacies, Entering into the $7 Billion Dollar Cannabis Sector

Anything Technologies Media Inc., Acquires & Restructures International Sustainability Group to Solidify its Algae Protein Bar Business

Sylios Corp. Announces Record Date for Spin-Off of The Greater Cannabis Company, LLC

Miscellaneous Ancillary
Turbine Truck Engines, Inc. to Acquire Novo Healthnet Ltd.


Cultivation & Retail
Maple Leaf Co-Lists on OTCQB

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Harrison Phillips
Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC
(212) 485-0284

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Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
KAYS Kaya Holdings Inc 0.14 -0.01 -4.93 35,863
CNAB United Cannabis Corp 0.80 -0.02 -2.47 79,910


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