Cannabis Industry Expertise
Leveraging our expertise across all disciplines of the firm including regulatory, corporate finance and securities, debt and lending, M&A, tax and real estate, the firm is a leader in the cannabis space across Canada.
Our Cannabis Practice group represents a variety of industry participants, including licensed producers, licensed producer applicants, research and development labs and investment banks raising capital for industry participants, and has acted on numerous transactions and mandates in the cannabis space including acting for the underwriters on all Canopy Growth brokered financings, going public transaction and fairness opinion for Canopy Growth’s acquisition of Bedrocan.
Newstrike Resources Ltd. completed $51M bought deal public offering in June 2018 (Acted for the underwriters).
Acted for Hiku Brands Company in their acquisition of Maitri Group Inc., a Quebec-based cannabis accessory and design brand (May 2018).
Acted for Hiku Brands Company in their recent announcement to merge with WeedMD (April 2018).
Acted for Hiku Brands Company in their acquisition of TS Prairie Retail Corp (March 2018).
Acting for Tokyo Smoke, a Canadian lifestyle brand, in merger with DOJA Cannabis to form Hiku Brands (January 2018).
Newstrike Resources Ltd. completed $51M bought deal financing in June 2018 and $92M bought deal financing in February 2018 (Acted for the underwriters).
Canopy Growth Corporation, completed $200M bought deal financing in February 2018, $60M bought deal financing in December 2016 and $34.5M bought deal financing in August 2016. (Acted for the undewriters).
Cannabis Growth Opportunity Corporation in their $38.7M Initial Public Offering (January 2018). (Acted for the agents).
Canopy Health Innovations completed a $7 million private placement financing in December 2016. (Acted for the agents).
Emblem Corp. completed $53.7M bought deal offering in February 2018 and $28.8M public bought deal offering in November 2017. (Acted for the underwriters).
International Cannabis Corp (“ICC”), a licensed and authorized producer, developer and vendor of recreational cannabis, medicinal cannabis and industrial hemp in Uruguay, completed a $23M bought deal financing in November 2017 (Acted for the underwriters) and a private placement of subscription receipts for $13 million in September 2016. (The firm acted for the agents).
Canopy Rivers Corporation completed $36M offering in June 2017. (Acted for the agents).
Conferences and Industry News
On December 13, 2016, the federal task force on marijuana legalization released its 106 page report of 80 recommendations for the government’s framework for the legalization and regulation of cannabis in Canada. Click here to access the final report.
On May 24, 2016, Wildeboer Dellelce LLP together with LaBarge Weinstein LLP and Dundee Capital Markets hosted and presented a conference in downtown Toronto: Marijuana Regulation in Canada: Policy and Business Considerations. The conference featured a lineup of industry experts with keynote by Member of Parliament and former City of Toronto Chief of Police Bill Blair who also serves as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and has recently been charged with overseeing the setting up of a federal-provincial task force tasked with creating a plan for the legalization of cannabis in Canada.
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