Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker for the Week Ended June 2, 2017

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Capital Raises

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Mergers & Acquisitions



Capital Raises

Over $1 billion of investment into cannabis-related companies tracked YTD in 2017, approaching the total that was raised in 2016.

New structure of capital being brought to Canadian cultivation market through "streaming" arrangements from several new financing groups.
Streaming deals borrow structure from mining industry wherein future output is exchanged for upfront capital.


Mergers & Acquisitions

M&A activity in the Cultivation & Retail sector has been driven primarily by existing operators seeking strategic acquisitions and synergies to bolster their competitive positioning and increase market share.
Late-stage applicants in Health Canada's ACMPR system have lately generated additional interest from investors and strategics due to their relatively lower valuations (compared to Canadian cannabis cultivators licensed under the ACMPR).

M&A activity in Agriculture Technology sector points to continued development and implementation of more advanced growing technologies as cultivators seek to maximize efficiency and to lower costs amid pricing pressure.

Activity in Investments/M&A sector follows trend of accelerating M&A activity in cannabis industry.
Average of 1.4 deals closed per week in first three quarters of 2016 compared to 3.2 deals closed per week from the start of the fourth quarter of 2016 to date in 2017.




Capital Raises

Biotech/Pharma
InMed Raises C$5.75 Million Through Underwritten Financing Including Full Exercise of the Over-Allotment Option


Cultivation & Retail
ABcann Global and Cannabis Wheaton Sign Interim Agreement for Construction of Additional Cannabis Cultivation Facility

MedReleaf Corp. Files Final Prospectus and Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

Old Montco Nuclear Shelter Could Be Medical Marijuana Growhouse

Fox, Greene Raise $5 Million for Medical Marijuana Business


Infused Products & Extracts
True Leaf Announces First Tranche Closing of Private Placement and Stock Option Grants

MYM Announces Close of Non-Brokered Financing

Golden Leaf Announces Closing of C$35 Million Subscription Receipt Financing*


Software/Media
HelloMD Raises $1M to Connect Customers with Medical Cannabis via Telemedicine


Mergers & Acquisitions

Cultivation & Retail
Harvest One Cannabis Inc. Acquires Duncan Facility Property

Emblem Corp. Enters into Agreements to Acquire Land for Production Capacity Expansion in Preparation for the Adult Recreational Market


Infused Products & Extracts
Laguna Blends Announces LOI to Acquire 100%of a Cannabis-Infused Beverage Company, Pot-O-Coffee


Investments/M&A
Winston Resources Inc. Executes Share Exchange Agreement with Green Tree Therapeutics

INCC Enters Into a Letter of Intent to Buy BluDog Products LLC


Miscellaneous Ancillary
Investors Buy High Times, Cannabis Cup in $42M Deal


Real Estate
Innovative Industrial Properties Acquires Maryland Property and Enters into Long-Term Lease with Holistic Industries


Capital Raise and M&A Transaction

Cultivation & Retail
Standard Signs LOI to Acquire Late-Stage Cannabis LP Applicant Marapharm and Undertakes Private Placement

High Hampton Announces Closing of C$5.6 Million Financing Related to Acquisition of Coachellagro Corp.


New Cannabis Fund

Investments/M&A
Evergreen-Agra Initiates Registration Application Allowing It to Be First U.S. Traded Closed End Fund Exclusively Addressing the Rapidly Growing Cannabis Sector


Stock Uplisting

Cultivation & Retail
Supreme Announces Listing of Common Shares on the TSX.V under the symbol "FIRE"


Harrison Phillips
Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC
(212) 209-3086
hphillips@viridianca.com

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The information contained herein is for informational purposes and is not intended as a research report. It should not be construed as Viridian recommending investment in cannabis companies or as a solicitation to buy or sell any security or engage in a particular investment strategy. Investment in cannabis companies entails substantial risk. Before acting on any information, you should consider whether it is suitable for your particular circumstances and consult all available material, and, if necessary, seek professional advice.

Viridian Capital Advisors and its affiliates, as well as their respective partners, directors, shareholders, and employees, may have a position in the securities mentioned herein or may make purchases and/or sales from time to time [Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. (CSE: GLH)]. Viridian Capital Advisors, through broker-dealer services provided by Pickwick Capital Partners, LLC, (Member FINRA/SIPC), may act, or may have acted in the past, as a financial advisor to certain companies mentioned herein and may receive, or may have received, a remuneration for their services from those companies [Golden Leaf Holdings Ltd. (CSE: GLH)].

About the Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker
The Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker monitors capital raise, mergers & acquisition, joint venture, and licensing activity for both public and private companies in the legal cannabis industry across 12 key sectors, including Agriculture Technology, Biotech/Pharma, Consulting Services, Consumption Devices, Cultivation & Retail, Hemp, Investments/M&A (Holding Companies), Infused Products & Extracts, Miscellaneous Ancillary, Physical Security, Real Estate, and Software/Media.

Integrating more than 3 years of data collection, segmentation, and analysis, the Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker supports decision-making by providing sector-specific actionable intelligence and trend analysis in regard to issuers, investors, acquirers, valuations, deal structures, and deal terms.

The above information whether in part or in its entirety neither constitutes an offer nor makes any recommendation to buy or sell any securities.

About Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC
Viridian Capital Advisors (www.viridianca.com) is a financial and strategic advisory firm dedicated to the cannabis market. We are a data- and market intelligence-driven firm that provides investment banking, M&A, corporate development, and investor relations services to emerging growth companies and qualified investors in the cannabis sector. Our banking practice, through broker-dealer Pickwick Capital Partners, LLC (Member FINRA/SIPC), provides capital and M&A to fund the growth of our clients, while our advisory practice helps to position and build their businesses. Our team’s decades of high level operating and transactional experience on Wall Street in a variety of emerging sectors, allows Viridian to provide comprehensive strategic and financial solutions that assist cannabis enterprises in realizing their full potential.

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