Cannabis Mergers & Acquisitions Higher After Record Capital Raises
2021 has seen a record amount of capital raised by cannabis companies, with cash funding an acceleration of M&A activity. US companies have been the targets of 41 of the 56 closed transactions tracked in the first quarter of 2021.
The US is expected to continue to be the dominant target for M&A activity given its far greater growth potential and profitability, however, Europe could see increased focus given its potential market size.
Sectors like software and Infused products are experiencing their highest percentage of M&A activity in recent years.
M&A activity in the Cultivation & Retail sector has expanded significantly from 2020, but the sector accounted for only 32% of transactions in Q1:21, the smallest percentage of any quarter since Viridian began tracking the industry. This is expected to normalize over the course of the year as MSOs increasingly use M&A to build out cultivation and retail capacity in newly opened markets.
Biden's proposed corporate tax increases provided motivation to sell in a lower tax environment, thereby accelerating deals. An Ernst & Young's survey found 79% of respondents were likely to accelerate M&A strategies, alliances and joint ventures if tax rates increased.
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