C A N N A B I S   D E A L   T R A C K E R 

Investment and M&A Activity in the Cannabis Industry 
   Summary for the Week Ended December 16, 2016
  • 16 announcements:
    • 6 capital raises
    • 7 M&A transactions
    • 1 go-public transaction
    • 1 joint venture
    • 1 new cannabis angel investment group
  • Average capital raise size continues to be greater in 2016 than 2015:
    • 3 capital raises closed this week for a total of $42.1 million (average deal size of $14.0 million) compared to 11 raises for a total of $11.7 million in the same week last year (average deal size of $1.1 million).
  • M&A activity also remains elevated Year-over-Year:
    • 2 M&A deals closed this week compared to 1 deal in the same week last year.
  • The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) closed two acquisitions as part of its efforts to build-out its Water Positive Landscapes Initiative and Connected Yard Internet of Things (IoT) solution for both indoor and outdoor growing spaces.
  • Capital raise momentum by Canadian licensed producers continues as Supreme Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CSE: SL) raised C$55 million through a bought deal financing of convertible notes.
     Capital Raises
  • Supreme Pharmaceuticals, inc. (CSE: SL) raised C$55 million through a bought deal offering of convertible notes, continuing the capital raise momentum of Canadian licensed producers.
  • Indoor Harvest Corp. (OTCQB: INQD) raised $125,000 through the issuance of a convertible note.
  • United Cannabis Corp. (OTCQB: CNAB) raised $100,000 as a previous debt holder purchased equity.

Week Ended 12.16.16 - Capital Raises by Sector

     Mergers & Acquisitions
  • The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) made two acquisitions to enhance its suite of Internet of Things (IoT) water and connected yard solutions, including:
    • Blossom, a creator of smart water controllers.
    • PlantLink, a producer of soil sensors and a smart water valve system.

Week Ended 12.16.16 - M&A Deals by Sector
   Summary of Year-to-Date (YTD) Transactions

     Capital Raises
  • Raises last week push dollars raised YTD over $1 BILLION.
  • We have tracked 304 capital raises totaling $1,091.9 million:
    • Public companies: 239 raises totaling $836.1 million
    • Private companies: 65 raises totaling $255.8 million
  • Equity raises continue to outperform debt raises in both number of transactions and dollars raised:
    • Equity: 177 raises totaling $889.8 million
    • Debt: 127 raises totaling $202.1 million
  • Capital raise dollar volume spiked in week 49 as cannabis real estate company, Innovative Industrial Properties, IPO'd on NYSE and Canadian licensed producer, Aphria, closed a C$40 million bought deal financing.

YTD Capital Raises by Week
YTD Capital Raises by Sector

     Mergers & Acquisitions
  • We have tracked 97 M&A transactions.
    • 77 by public companies
    • 20 by private companies
  • Momentum in M&A activity continues surrounding U.S. elections this past November.
  • M&A activity has increased in nearly every sector YTD in 2016 vs. 2015.
  • Cultivation & Retail most active sector with cultivators seeking economies of scale as commoditization of cannabis puts downward pressure on prices and margins.
  • Public companies continue to be most aggressive acquirers as stabilizing stock prices are used as currency for acquisitions.
  • Activity in Investments/M&A sector driven by appeal of synergies and diversification provided by holdings in multiple portfolio companies.
YTD M&A Deals by Week
YTD M&A Deals by Sector

Transactions by Sector for Week Ended December 16, 2016

Capital Raises

Agriculture Technology
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Announces Proposed Offering of Senior Notes

Indoor Harvest Corp. Form 8-K Detailing Issuance of Securities Purchase Agreement

Arcturus Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire 15-Acres of Cannabis Zoned Land

Consulting Services
United Cannabis Corporation Retires $600,000 Note and Receives $100,000 Reinvestment

Cultivation & Retail
Atlanta Medical Marijuana Company Raises $15 Million

Supreme Pharmaceuticals Closes C$55 Million Offering

Mergers & Acquisitions

Agriculture Technology
Scotts Miracle-Gro Acquires Two Technology Companies as Part of Connected Yard and Water Positive Landscapes

New Panax Acquisition Agreement Signed, Settlement Imminent

Cultivation & Retail
Danbel Ventures, Inc. and MariCann, Inc. Announce Letter Agreement Relating to Reverse Takeover Transaction and Closing of Financing

Infused Products & Extracts
Laguna Extends Letter of Intent with Carlsbad Naturals CBD Bottled Water Company

North American Cannabis Holdings Announces Alternet Systems Closing Scheduled December 20, 2016

Bayport International Closes on First Legal Cannabis Acquisition

MassRoots Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Whaxy in Cash and Stock Deal

Go-Public Transaction

Cultivation & Retail
Danbel Ventures, Inc. and MariCann, Inc. Announce Letter Agreement Relating to Reverse Takeover Transaction and Closing of Financing

Joint Venture

Cultivation & Retail
Aurora Cannabis and Radient Technologies Sign MOU on Joint Venture

New Cannabis Angel Investment Group

Canna Angels, LLC Announces Launch as Cannabis Legalization Expands Across the Country

To Learn More About the Viridian CANNABIS DEAL TRACKER Contact:

Harrison Phillips
Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC
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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. 

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