May 18, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC reports on its weekly Viridian Activity in the Cannabis Industry for the week ended May 12, 2017.

Capital Raises

Mergers & Acquisitions

Summary of Year-to-Date (YTD) Transactions

Capital Raises

New structure of capital being brought to Canadian cultivation market through “streaming” arrangements from several new financing groups.

Streaming deals borrow structure from mining industry wherein future output is exchanged for upfront capital.

Mergers & Acquisitions

M&A activity in the Cultivation & Retail sector has been driven primarily by existing operators seeking strategic acquisitions and synergies to bolster their competitive positioning and increase market share.

Late-stage applicants in Health Canada’s ACMPR system have lately generated additional interest as investors and strategics due to their relatively lower valuations (compared to Canadian cannabis cultivators licensed under the ACMPR).

M&A activity in Agriculture Technology sector points to continued development and implementation of more advanced growing technologies as cultivators seek to maximize efficiency and to lower costs amid pricing pressure.

Activity in Investments/M&A sector follows trend of accelerating M&A activity in cannabis sector.

Average of 1.4 deals closed per week in first three quarters of 2016 compared to 3.2 deals closed per week from the start of the fourth quarter of 2016 to date in 2017.

Announcements for Week Ended May 12, 2017

Capital Raises

Agriculture Technology
Austin Startup Raises $4M to Light up the Cannabis Industry

Cultivation & Retail
MedReleaf C$100mm IPO Ahead

Aphria Announces Closing of C$25 Million Secured Term Loan

Aphria Announces Closing of Bought Deal Financing

Infused Products & Extracts
Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Raises $3,000,000 in Capital Raise Transaction

Puration Receives up to $10 Million Funding Commitment Tied to Cannabis Tourism Project with Partners ML Capital Group and Spanish Peaks ScrumpDelicacies

Investments/M&Amp;A
Vinergy Resources Announces USD $200,000 Private Placement

Invictus MD Announces C$20,000,000 Bought Deal Private Placement of Units

Marapharm Ventures Inc. Announces a Financial Update on the 2nd Anniversary of Trading as a Public Company

Miscellaneous Ancillary
Steep Hill Closes $2 Million Investment Round

Mergers & Acquisitions

Consulting Services
Worlds Online Acquires 100% of MariMed Advisors, Changes Name to MariMed

Medicine Man Technologies Inc. to Acquire Denver Consulting Group

Cultivation & Retail
THC Announces Purchase of Clone Shipper, LLC

PUF Ventures Inc. Issues 500,003 shares for an Additional 9.1% Interest in AAA Heidelberg Inc.

Infused Products & Extracts
Vinergy Resources Ltd. Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire MJ BioPharma

Investments/M&Amp;A
Quinsam Capital and High Standard Royalty Agree to Form Cannabis-Focused Specialty Finance Company

Miscellaneous Ancillary
Kush Bottles Acquires Roll-uh-Bowl.com Domain Further Expanding B2C Online Distribution Platform

Software/Media
Northsight Capital to Acquire Crush Mobile Apps*

Capital Raise and M&Amp;A Transaction

Infused Products & Extracts
Luminor Medical to Acquire the Exclusive Canadian Licence for Jamaica BLU Ltd.’s Cannabis Medical and Consumer Products

Capital Raise and Going-Public Transaction

Real Estate
Atlantic Alliance Partnership Corp. and Cannabis Property REIT Kalyx Development Inc. Announce Business Combination and Proposed Private Placement

To Learn More About the Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker, Contact:

Harrison Phillips
Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC
(212) 209-3086
hphillips@viridianca.com

Disclaimers

The information contained herein is for informational purposes and is not intended as a research report. It should not be construed as Viridian recommending investment in cannabis companies or as a solicitation to buy or sell any security or engage in a particular investment strategy. Investment in cannabis companies entails substantial risk. Before acting on any information, you should consider whether it is suitable for your particular circumstances and consult all available material, and, if necessary, seek professional advice.

Viridian Capital Advisors and its affiliates, as well as their respective partners, directors, shareholders, and employees, may have a position in the securities mentioned herein or may make purchases and/or sales from time to time. Viridian Capital Advisors, through broker-dealer services provided by Pickwick Capital Partners, LLC, (Member FINRA/SIPC), may act, or may have acted in the past, as a financial advisor to certain companies mentioned herein and may receive, or may have received, a remuneration for their services from those companies.

About the Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker

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&Amp;Amp;A (Holding Companies), Infused Products & Extracts, Miscellaneous Ancillary, Physical Security, Real Estate, and Software/Media.

Integrating more than 3 years of data collection, segmentation, and analysis, the Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker supports decision-making by providing sector-specific actionable intelligence and trend analysis in regard to issuers, investors, acquirers, valuations, deal structures, and deal terms.

The above information whether in part or in its entirety neither constitutes an offer nor makes any recommendation to buy or sell any securities.

About Viridian Capital Advisors, LLC

Viridian Capital Advisors (www.viridianca.com) is a financial and strategic advisory firm dedicated to the cannabis market. We are a data- and market intelligence-driven firm that provides investment banking, M&Amp;Amp;A, corporate development, and investor relations services to emerging growth companies and qualified investors in the cannabis sector. Our banking practice, through broker-dealer Pickwick Capital Partners, LLC (Member FINRA/SIPC), provides capital and M&Amp;Amp;A to fund the growth of our clients, while our advisory practice helps to position and build their businesses. Our team’s decades of high level operating and transactional experience on Wall Street in a variety of emerging sectors, allows Viridian to provide comprehensive strategic and financial solutions that assist cannabis enterprises in realizing their full potential.

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