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EarlyBird, Nasdaq, ICR, High Times Host Virtual Forum with IPO Edge: Cannabis Fundraising – Are SPACs a New Solution?

John Jannarone

Companies focused on cannabis and related industries have recently discovered several ways to access the capital markets. Increasingly, they have pursued special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, as a path to going public. SPAC fundraising has reached a record in 2020, with transactions outside the cannabis industry also on the rise in sectors including consumer products, electric vehicles and technology. IPO Edge will host a virtual forum with leading SPACs, companies, and advisors to discuss the market outlook. The approximately 90-minute event will be held Wednesday, September 2, at 2:00 p.m. EDT.

To register for the forum please click here.

The live webcast, hosted in partnership with EarlyBirdCapital, Nasdaq, High Times, ICR, Intro-act Corp., and The Palm Beach Hedge Fund Association will include a panel discussion followed by a live Q&A session.

The panel will cover the following topics:

  • SPACs vs. IPOs for cannabis industry companies

  • Exchange listing considerations

  • The role of investment banks in both SPAC IPOs and M&A

  • The “De-SPAC” process in cannabis

  • PIPEs and debt to support SPAC transactions

Agenda:

Panel I – Feedback from the Field

  • Ed Kovary, Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets, EarlyBirdCapital, Inc.

  • Gary Julien, Managing Director, Schultze Asset Management, LP; EVP, Schultze Special Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: SAMA)

  • Kyle Detwiler, CEO, Clever Leaves (expected ticker: CLVR)

  • Adam E. Levin, Executive Chairman, Hightimes Holding Corp. (expected ticker: HTHC)

  • Bill Jenks, CEO, Intro-act Corp.

  • John Jannarone, Editor-in-Chief, IPO Edge (Moderator)

Panel II – Considerations for Dealmaking

  • Robert Berner, Managing Partner, Bespoke Capital; Director, Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp. (TSX: BC-U, OTC: BKCQF)

  • Sarah Morgan, Partner, M&A, Capital Markets and Corporate Governance, Vinson & Elkins

  • Eklavya Saraf, Global Head of SPAC Listings and Managing Director of New Listings, Nasdaq

  • Jeff Bernstein, Managing Director, ICR Capital

  • Hope King, Multimedia Editor, IPO Edge (Moderator)

Contact:

John Jannarone, Editor-in-Chief

editor@IPO-Edge.com

www.IPO-Edge.com

Editor@IPO-Edge.com

Twitter: @IPOEdge

Instagram: @IPOEdge