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Charlie Alovisetti on Cannabis M&A

Charlie Alovisetti on Cannabis M&A

Charles Alovisetti

Cannabis Regulatory and Corporate/M&A Attorney | Partner at Vicente Sederberg LLP | Author, The Cannabis Business

Charlie Alovisetti is a partner at Vicente Sederberg and chair of the firm’s Corporate Department. He is recognized by Chambers and Partners as one of the top cannabis lawyers in the United States. Charles focuses his practice on advising investors, companies, and other law firms on the nuances of executing corporate transactions involving licensed and ancillary cannabis companies. Prior to joining Vicente Sederberg, he worked as an associate in the New York offices of Latham & Watkins and Goodwin where he represented public companies and private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in a range of corporate transactions. Charles is the author of The Cannabis Business: Understanding Law, Finance, and Governance in America’s Newest Industry 1st Edition.

Guest Profile

Charlie Alovisetti is a partner at Vicente Sederberg and chair of the firm’s Corporate Department. He is recognized by Chambers and Partners as one of the top cannabis lawyers in the United States. Charles focuses his practice on advising investors, companies, and other law firms on the nuances of executing corporate transactions involving licensed and ancillary cannabis companies. Prior to joining Vicente Sederberg, he worked as an associate in the New York offices of Latham & Watkins and Goodwin where he represented public companies and private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies in a range of corporate transactions. Charles is the author of The Cannabis Business: Understanding Law, Finance, and Governance in America’s Newest Industry 1st Edition.

Company: Vicente Sederberg LLP

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlesalovisetti/

Website: https://vicentesederberg.com/

Phone: (347) 531-4563

Email: charlie@vicentesederberg.com


Topics Covered

  • How big is the cannabis industry? [4:45]
  • What is the role of the regulatory council? [6:30]
  • What aspects of the purchase agreement need to be modified for a cannabis M&A transaction? [7:30]
  • What are the public market’s perceptions of the cannabis industry? [12:25]
  • What are the typical multiples for cannabis businesses? [13:20]
  • Overview of publicly held cannabis businesses [14:20]
  • Overview of the structure of the cannabis industry [15:10]
  • Do private equity firms invest in the cannabis industry? [17:00]
  • How is a cannabis acquisition different from other types of M&A transactions? [23.45]
  • What are the most common due diligence concerns in a cannabis M&A transaction? [31:10]
  • How long does the license transfer take? [32:30]
  • The cannabis industry in the USA vs. other countries [34:10]
  • What are the biggest obstacles to national cannabis legalization? [37:20]
  • What are the biggest current challenges in the cannabis industry? [40:30]

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Resources Mentioned

A Roadmap to the Successful Sale of Your Business (152 pages)

A Roadmap to the Successful Sale of Your Business (152 pages)

You could spend a lifetime figuring out how to successfully sell your business and still end up confused or clueless. What if you can stop the guesswork and start taking action now?

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