M&A activity in the cannabis industry is down, but may see an uptick as dealmakers have shifted focus and learned from past mistakes. In 2019, a combination of decreases in valuations, regulatory issues, and corporate governance issues, resulted in 95 cannabis industry M&A deals, worth more than $2.4 billion, being canceled or unwound.
Markets were slower to roll-out and come online than expected, and regulatory, financial and operational obstacles suppressed profitability. Volume in 2020 is also down. However, after the peak concerns of the pandemic, Reuters reported that companies will likely want to find their way into more niche sectors of the space and all-stock deals are expected to be the trend.
M&A Pros: Cannabis Dealmakers Have 'Learned Their Lessons' And Will Shift Focus
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Katrina Glogowski, Seattle Attorney & Angel Investor
Josh Kincaid, Capital Markets Analyst & host of your cannabis business podcast.
Episode 567 of The Talking Hedge:
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