$10B+ in Hashish Capital Raises to Exceed Pre-Pandemic

Washington, December 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – New Frontier Data (https://newfrontierdata.com), the leading data, analytics, and technology company specializing in the cannabis industry worldwide, releases its latest report, Cultivating Capital : Cannabis Finance & Investment, published in partnership with FTI Consulting, examines emerging trends, opportunities, and risks to investment capital as cannabis normalization continues to prevail in the absence of a government regulated market.

The report found that capital increases in the cannabis industry totaled $ 25.6 billion since 2019, with $ 10.1 billion in the first three quarters of 2021 alone, reflecting recent investments in product innovation, improved therapeutic uses and reflects technology-enabled solutions that correspond to a mainstream industry. Consumer demand is a major driver as cannabis users worldwide will spend an estimated $ 415 billion on high-THC cannabis in 2020, and that amount is set to grow to nearly $ 500 billion by 2025.

“North American companies – both Canadian and American – are deploying unprecedented amounts of capital in emerging European and Latin American cannabis markets,” noted Giadha A. DeCarcer, founder and executive chair of New Frontier Data. “These strategic investments are positioned to take advantage of the significant consumer and business opportunities that are now emerging in the maturing global cannabis economy.”

Key findings:

  • Federal ban: Increased awareness of the market enables cannabis companies to meet the challenges posed by the federal ban, while the normalization of cannabis has increased investor confidence in federal reform.
  • Capital Risks: Borrowing is increasing, accounting for 38% of capital funding (up from 18% three years ago), further highlighting the risks of a lack of federal banking options.
  • M&A investment trends: Investing in cultivation and retail facilities accounted for 60% of deals in 2021 (over $ 6 billion), but investors are also heavily investing in tech companies, with 2021 seeing the largest tech deals to date.
  • Global expansion: As the first G7 country to legalize cannabis, 67 (50%) of Canada’s M&A deals took place in foreign markets in 2021, compared to five US deals (5%), confirming the synergy between legalization and global expansion .

Download a free copy of Cultivating Capital: Cannabis Finance & Investment here: https://info.newfrontierdata.com/cultivating-capital

About New Frontier data:

New Frontier Data is the leading data, analytics and technology company specializing in the global cannabis industry, delivering solutions that enable investors, operators, advertisers, brands, researchers and policymakers to evaluate the cannabis industry and its consumers. to understand, interact and do business with them.

Our mission is to educate political and commercial activities for the global legal cannabis industry. We take a neutral position on the benefits of cannabis legalization through comprehensive and transparent data analyzes and forecasts that shape industry trends, dynamics, demand and opportunity drivers. New Frontier Data was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Washington, DC with presence in Europe, Latin America and Africa. For more information on New Frontier Data, please visit www.NewFrontierData.com.

  • Cultivating Capital: Cannabis Financing and Investing