Viridian Data Analytics
The Market Intelligence on Cannabis/CBD/Psychedelic Capital Raise and M&A Transactions Used by Companies, Investors, Acquirers and Advisors to Make Informed Capital Allocation and M&A Decisions.
Trailing Twelve Months
Equity Capital Raised
# Equity Transactions
Debt Capital Raised
# Debt Transactions
M&A Transaction Value
# M&A Transactions
“Viridian has collected and aggregated the world’s largest database of cannabis deals.” – Benzinga
“The Viridian team was by our side throughout the capital raise process and helped us source and negotiate the optimal debt financing. The market intelligence they gave us using information from the Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker was instrumental in negotiating the best transaction.” – Ryan Jenneman, THC Design CEO
“We especially want to thank the team at Viridian Capital for their sage counsel on valuation and deal structures throughout the M&A process that helped guide us to a successful close.” — Jordan Weiss, CEO, Green Coast Hydroponics
Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker
Launched in January 2015, and having analyzed more than $60B in deals, the Viridian Cannabis Deal Tracker is a proprietary data service that monitors and analyzes capital raise and M&A activity in the legal Cannabis/CBD/Psychedelics industries. Each week the Deal Tracker provides proprietary data and market intelligence on transactions, including:
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF DATA SERVICES
Provides weekly data and insight into Cannabis/CBD/Psychedelic industries equity issuances
Provides weekly data and insight into Cannabis/CBD/Psychedelic industries debt issuances
Provides weekly data and insight into Cannabis/CBD/Psychedelic industries M&A deals.
Provides valuation analysis for over 370 public Cannabis/CBD/Psychedelic companies.
Provides credit/liquidity analysis and rankings for over 370 public cannabis/CBD companies.
Industry Sector Tracker
Analyzes transactions by industry sector in order to track the flow of capital and M&A across 12 industry sectors – from cultivation to brands to software.
Analyzes deals by location of issuer/seller in order to track the flow of capital and M&A deals by state and country.
Chart of the Week
Provides insight on the most influential trends from the past week in the Cannabis/CBD/Psychedelic industries.
LATin america deal tracker
The Latin America Deal Tracker is a monthly report that includes all equity, debt, and M&A transactions that occurred in the region.
The European America Deal Tracker is a monthly report that includes all equity, debt, and M&A transactions that occurred in the region.
YTD Charts for Capital Raises
Consists of an overview of capital raise activity in the Cannabis/CBD/Psychedelic industries from the current year.
Consists of an overview of the M&A activity in the Cannabis/CBD/Psychedelic industries from the current year.
Viridian Capital Advisors Offers unique propriety data services including:
Examples of our data, analytics, and market intelligence
Equity Deal Tracker
The Equity Deal Tracker includes a weekly analysis of equity issuance. Data includes issuer specific information, deal size, pricing, share information, deal implied valuation information, and warrant information.
M&A Deal Tracker
The M&A Deal Tracker includes a weekly analysis of mergers & acquisitions in the cannabis industry. Weekly data on deals includes the acquiror and target information, deal size, type of deal, structure, and valuation information.
When it comes to credit ratings for Cannabis/CBD/Psychedelic companies, many investors, acquirers, and lenders have been left in the dark with a lack of information. With Viridian’s data and market intelligence, that is no longer the case. The Viridian Cannabis Credit Tracker is the first of its kind, providing users with a proprietary credit ranking system for companies based on a company’s liquidity, leverage, profitability, and size.
Viridian Cannabis Deal tracker for the week ended 5/26/23
Viridian Insights of the week
- Liquidity is becoming more important as the capital markets continue to be highly restrictive.
- The cannabis industry is pushing the limits of debt financing. The graph below presents a dual view of leverage: Net Debt / LTM EBITDA and Net Debt / Enterprise value. Net Debt / LTM EBITDA over 3x is problematic in a 280e world. If a company has 3x leverage, 10% average debt cost, and a 40% tax rate based on EBITDA, its payback period on its debt will equal ten years, not accounting for capex or working capital changes. The graph draws a bright red line at 5x leverage, a number we consider unsustainable long term.
- The three-month-ten-year spread became 18bps more inverted at -186bps. The graph highlighted in this week’s tracker shows that the inverted curve has correctly predicted the last five recessions, and typically, the curve becomes normal and then steepens as the recession commences. There is another way that the yield curve normalization could occur, however. Let’s consider some extra data points to illustrate: the two-year treasury yield is now 4.46%, while the 1-year rate is 5.22%. Putting those two together, we can derive the one-year forward, one-year rate of 3.98%. Today’s yield curve tells us that one-year rates will decline by 125 bp over the next year. How will this happen? Our read is that we are likely to be in a relatively severe recession, forcing the Fed to cut rates to keep the economy from tanking. The bond market believes this is the story and has the last five recessions as proof. Meanwhile, the equity market continues to behave like a recession is unlikely, with the S&P500 up 9.5% YTD. Which market do you think is right?
Equity Deals For this week
This week there were two equity transactions, totaling to $8.33M. This was highlighted by PSYLO PTY (Private) closing a Seed Funding round for $5M.
Debt Deals For this week
This week there was one debt transaction, totaling $375.00M. This was highlighted by Verano Holdings (VRNO: CSE), the fourth largest U.S. MSO by market cap, completed a $350M refinancing of its existing credit line.
M&A Deals for this Week
This week there were three transactions, totaling $27.36M This was highlighted by High Tide Inc. (HITI: Nasdaq) confirmed that it had closed its previously announced acquisition of Jimmy’s Cannabis Shop BC. The purchase includes two retail locations in Prince George and Cranbrook, BC.
Viridian Valuation Tracker
This week’s valuation tracker focuses on the twenty-seven U.S. Cultivation & Retail companies in the Viridian Value Tracker database with market caps under $100M.
Viridian Credit Tracker
This week’s credit tracker focuses on the sixteen U.S. Cultivation & Retail sector companies in the Viridian Value Tracker database with market caps over $100M.
Viridian Sector Deal Tracker
This week’s Viridian Industry Sector Tracker highlights Psychedelics, an industry that has recently seen a rise in the total number of capital raises YTD.
Viridian Regional Deal Tracker
Illinois increased its hold as the third largest state for capital raises through the Verano $350M refinancing debt deal which is the largest debt YTD.
Latin america deal tracker
The Latin America Deal Tracker is a monthly report that includes all equity, debt, and M&A transactions that occurred in the region. The LATAM deal tracker also gives a transactions review and year over year trends.
European Deal Tracker
The Europe America Deal Tracker is a monthly report that includes all equity, debt, and M&A transactions that occurred in the region. The European Deal Tracker also gives a transactions review and year over year trends.
YTD Charts for Capital Raises
The YTD charts provide data and insights into the public vs. private capital raises for the current year, total number and dollar amount of capital raises each week, and capital raises by sector.
YTD Charts for M&A
The YTD charts provide data and insights into the public vs. private mergers & acquisitions for the current year, total number and transaction value of M&A deals by week, and M&A deals by sector.
Chart of the Week
The Viridian Capital Chart of the Week highlights key investment, valuation and M&A trends taken from that week’s Deal Tracker that we believe are impactful for investors, companies and acquirers.