It may feel counterintuitive to have an exit plan even before you enter an industry or start a business. However, the reality is that many small to medium enterprises end up being merged with or acquired by a bigger outfit. For some SMEs, this might even be their end game.
In traditional businesses, mergers & acquisitions are nothing short of testing. But in the ever-changing landscape of the cannabis industry, the challenges increase considerably.
Given the recent uptick in cannabis legalization across the US and internationally, experts foresee a surge in consolidation efforts within the industry in the years to come. As the market grows, so will the attempts of the big players to acquire small but flourishing cannabis businesses. A sound exit strategy helps protect your investment and improves your chances of securing a fair deal.
But it’s not just about valuation. The post-pandemic economic climate combined with the transitional nature of the cannabis industry today is impacting the way investors choose their next acquisition. Companies with serious money are not just seeking businesses that are profitable. They also want businesses that are trustworthy, faultless in their compliance with regulations, and have a clear plan to sell or merge.
Creating an M&A strategy right from the start is a solid step towards profiting from your exit when the time comes. Cannaspire’s expert team of cannabis consultants will guide you every step of the way in building a reliable business with an M&A exit strategy that’s attractive to investors. Through careful planning, diligent compliance, and forging the right relationships, Cannaspire (formerly CannaBeSecure) can help you make the best out of the opportunities the cannabis industry has to offer.