Data: Cannabis Capital Raises And M&A Slowing Down Sharply

The Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker is an information service that monitors capital raise and M&A activity in the legal cannabis industry. Each week the Tracker analyzes/aggregates all closed deals and allocates each transaction to one of twelve key industry sectors in which the deal occurred (from Cultivation to Brands), the region in which the deal occurred (country or U.S. state), the status of the company announcing the transaction (public vs. private) and the type of deal structure (equity vs. debt).

The Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker provides the deal data/terms/valuations/structures and market intelligence that cannabis companies, investors, and acquirers utilize to make informed decisions regarding capital and M&A strategy. Since its inception in 2015, the Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker has tracked and analyzed more than 2,500 capital raises and 1,000 M&A transactions totaling over $45 billion in aggregate value. Find it exclusively on Benzinga Cannabis every week!


7/13/2020 – 7/17/2020


  • Transactional Activity: Week 29 ended July 17, 2020, saw 72% lower dollar volume and 50% fewer transactions vs. the prior week of this year and a sharply lower dollar volume and number of transactions vs the prior-year period. We recorded 3 capital raise transactions totaling $14.1 million, vs. 19 transactions totaling $863.8 million during the same week in 2019. The average tranche size was $4.7 million this week, vs. $45.5 million in the prior-year period. The capital raised in the prior-year period was largely composed of a $41 million equity raise by Neptune Wellness (see below).
  • Largest Cap Raise:  …

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