Mergers and Acquisitions

M&A Is Coming to Cannabis. And That's a Good Thing.

As the industry accelerates its trend towards mergers and acqusition, small companies have lots to gain.

Canopy Growth Is Likely Just the First Big Player to Bet on US Ending Prohibition

Canopy's acquisition of Acreage contingent on US legalization is probably just the first such deal as the industry grows increasingly confident prohibition will soon end.

Canopy Growth Agrees to Buy Acreage When the US Ends Prohibition

The deal is a signal John Boehner and the other political insiders on the Acreage board believe US legalization will occur soon, not just eventually.

Harvest Buys Verano to Solidify Market Position Post-Prohibition (Whenever That Happens)

The biggest cannabis companies aren't big compared to the companies poised to enter the market if and when federal prohibition ends.

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The Cannabis M&A Boom Is Looking Like the Dot.com Boom. Here's How to Avoid the Bust.

Cannabis company valuations are reaching dizzying heights, which is what often happens to valuations before they fall.
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Your Startup Is Dying -- Now What?

At a certain point, your best move is to admit defeat and move on.
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When Acquiring a Company, Don't Forget About the People

The technology and talent acquired -- especially in high tech -- are the most valuable assets secured from an integration.

Your Cannabis Company Was Acquired. Now What?

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Instagram, Oculus, WhatsApp and More: Here's How Things Panned Out for 5 Founders Who Sold to Facebook

Instagram's founders are leaving Facebook. Here's what happened to other entrepreneurs who sold their companies to the social media giant.
Acquisitions

How to Make Your Startup's Acquisition a Beginning, Not an End

Here's how to ensure an acquisition becomes a positive partnership -- for both your enterprise, and your people.

When's the Right Time to Sell Your Cannabis Company?

Five questions to ask yourself before taking the M&A plunge.
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Why Prioritizing Company Culture Is the Key to a Successful Acquisition

The problems behind failed mergers rarely have anything to do with logistics or accounting or meeting sales benchmarks.
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Now That You've Built Your Start, Here's How to Sell It for Lots of Money

Plan for an M&A from the beginning, and you'll be in better shape than most when acquirers start calling.