Top investors in the cannabis industry

Top investors in the cannabis industry

The top investors in marijuana companies, by number of deals, are:

  1. CanopyBoulder, 43 deals
  2. Aurora Cannabis (TSE:ACB), 22 deals
  3. Canopy Growth (TSE:WEED), 22 deals
  4. Phyto Partners, 21 deals
  5. Altitude Investment Management, 17 deals
  6. The Arc View Group, 17 deals

Companies that raise funds from accredited investors include startups, established marijuana industry players looking to expand, and, ancillary businesses.

The largest share of the action is in Mergers and Acquisitions (44%), followed by non-controlling equity investments into publicly-traded cannabis companies by private investors (18%), and, secondary transactions in the open market (13%). The capital invested in cannabis companies on those deal types (in Million USD) was 13324, 5521, 3998, respectively.

When a private investor (such as a private equity firm) makes a non-control equity investment in a publicly-traded enterprise through the acquisition of securities issued directly by the company.

Capital Invested by Deal Type, cannabis industry