Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations (SPAC)s have attracted widespread attention in recent years as an alternative to traditional capital markets financing. Now on the cusp of federal reform (timing of which is unknown), the cannabis industry appears at an inflection point with the growth prospects and legitimacy we outlined in 2014 beginning to materialize. Nonetheless, sources of funding remain limited for those cannabis businesses that “touch the plant” and SPAC sponsors have and will likely continue to target the cannabis sector. Please join us for a panel discussion on the cannabis SPAC landscape.
Joe Caltabiano: CEO and Director, Choice Consolidation Corp
Ruth Epstein: Partner, BGP Acquisition Corp
Jamie Mendola: Head of Strategy and M&A, Mercer Park
Matt Karnes: Founder, GreenWave Advisors