MGO Releases Industry-First “Cannabis M&A Field Guide providing strategic guidance and technical insight to cannabis and hemp industries

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The free-to-access ‘Cannabis M&A Field Guide’ provides strategic guidance and technical insight to maximize value for both buyers and sellers in the cannabis and hemp industries.

The current marketplace dynamics create a veritable ‘perfect storm’ for M&A deals that will reshape the industry landscape in the next calendar year said Francisco Colon, MGO Transaction Advisory Services Leader.

MGO (Macias Gini & O’Connell LLP), one of the fastest-growing professional services firms in the US and a leader in accounting and advisory solutions for the cannabis and hemp industries, has released the complete Cannabis M&A Field Guide. This document includes over 50 pages of strategic guidance and technical accounting insight aimed at helping cannabis and hemp industry operators and investors navigate the complex and evolving mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market.

The Cannabis M&A Field Guide is free to download here: https://www.mgocpa.com/cannabis-m-and-a

“The ‘Green Rush’ is officially over and the M&A market in cannabis and hemp has shifted dramatically in the last 12-15 months,” says Scott Hammon, MGO Cannabis Practice Leader. “Where operators flush with capital once raced for market share, we are now seeing a major slow-down as the focus is now on fundamental strength, positive cash flows, and near- and long-term profitability. The Cannabis M&A Field Guide provides perspective on how to maximize value, whether buying or selling, in this emerging growth phase of the cannabis industry.”

The Cannabis M&A Field Guide features ten chapters, each written by members of MGO’s deep roster of cannabis industry service providers, specialists, and thought leaders. Infused with practical insight from MGO team members actively supporting M&A deals, each section tackles an essential element of executing an optimized M&A deal. Topics include M&A strategy, deal structuring, valuations, due diligence, tax implications, real estate considerations, post-deal integration, and the rising impact of SPACs (Special Purpose Acquisition Companies).

“Recent economic turmoil has truly changed the game for cannabis and hemp M&A deals,” says Francisco Colon, MGO Transaction Advisory Services Leader and a contributor to the Cannabis M&A Field Guide. “As operators work to expand operations and enter new markets, others are looking to restructure and off-load under-performing assets. This creates a veritable ‘perfect storm’ for M&A deals that will reshape the industry landscape in the next calendar year. Our goal with the Cannabis M&A Guide is to help operators and investor make financially and strategically sound moves that will contribute to the overall strength and durability of the cannabis industry.”

In addition to the free-to-download Cannabis M&A Field Guide, MGO will be rolling out regionally-focused webinars and other content to provide targeted support to operators and investors throughout the United States. Access the guide and see what’s coming next at: https://www.mgocpa.com/cannabis-m-and-a

About MGO LLP
One of the top 100 CPA firms in the country, MGO has a 30-year history of providing trusted accounting and advisory services to many leading public corporations, private companies and government agencies. MGO was one of the first national accounting firms to develop and provide targeted accounting and advisory services to the cannabis and hemp industries. Today, MGO provides industry-leading experience and a suite of proven solutions to help operators, regulators and institutional investors navigate the complexities of the cannabis and hemp industries. For more information, visit MGO.

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