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Altitude Investment Partners (Altitude) is a US-based, global venture capital firm that invests in a range of early-stage and growth-oriented companies supporting the growing legal cannabis industry. The fund focuses across the emerging cannabis ecosystem on both “plant-touching” and “non-plant-touching” ancillary businesses which cater to the growing cannabis industry. The fund managers have a long history of managing alternative assets and focus on businesses with strong and proven management teams with scalable, sustainable and competitive advantages. Existing Altitude portfolio companies include BDS Analytics, Canndescent, Eyechronic, Flowhub, Front Range Biosciences, Green Flower Media, Springbig, Segra International, Sunderstorm, Loudpack, Liberty, New Rise Capital, Privateer Holdings, Grassroots Cannabis, and Wurk. Brian Schinderle of Solidum currently serves on the Advisory Board of Altitude. Altitude is headquartered in New York.
AIM PLC is a UK registered investment company headquartered in London engaged in venture capital and private investments in cannabis companies focused on the European Union (EU). Existing investments include EMMAC Life Sciences Limited, (“EMMAC”), KannaSwiss, and Prohibition Partners. In April 2021, EMMAC was acquired by Curaleaf Holdings for $50mm in cash and 17.5mm shares of Curaleaf stock. Brian Schinderle of Solidum currently serves on the Advisory Board of AIM PLC.
Asia Horizon is based in Hong Kong and is a start-up in the growing Chinese CBD market. Solidum is an investor in Asia Horizon’s seed round.
Bazelet Americas (Bazelet) is actively in an appeal process in the State of Florida with respect to a Florida medical cannabis application. Solidum owns equity in Bazelet and serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Board of Bazelet.
Curio Wellness (Curio) is a privately held vertically integrated cannabis operator in the State of Maryland. Curio is the largest wholesaler of cannabis in Maryland and has the only GMO Certified facilities in the state. Curio is currently in the process of significantly expanding its cultivation footprint as well as actively looking at expanding to other limited license states in the Eastern US, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey (applications pending), Florida and Ohio. Solidum is an investor in Curio and also serves as an informal advisor to the company.
GL Investor, Inc. (DBA Greenlight) operates a portfolio of cultivation, processing and dispensary assets in the newly approved Missouri medical cannabis market including 2 cultivations, processing and 17 affiliated dispensaries doing business under the Greenlight name. In addition, the company has operations in Arkansas, including the operation of 3 medical dispensaries. Brian Schinderle of Solidum serves on the Greenlight Advisory Board.
IM Cannabis Corp. (NASDAQ Ticker: IMCC) is a publicly traded cannabis company headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel and focused on the cannabis market in Israel, Germany, and Canada. The company was listed on the NASDAQ on March 1, 2021. Brian Schinderle of Solidum joined the Board of Directors of IMCC in February 2021 and is currently the Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee.
Sand Valley is a destination golf resort in central Wisconsin with two 18 hole golf courses and a 17 hole par 3 course. Sand Valley, which is the first course, was designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw and opened in 2017. Mammoth Dunes, which is the second course, was designed by David McLay Kidd, and opened in May 2018. The “Sand Box” is the 17 hole par 3, and opened in 2018. Mike Keiser, who was the lead investor for Bandon Dunes and Cabot Links, among other high profile projects, is the developer and lead investor at Sand Valley. Sand Valley was named “Best New Golf Course – 2017” by Golf Digest; Mammoth Dunes was awarded the same honor for 2018. Sand Valley is located in Rome, WI.
Pinstripes is an entertainment and dining venue featuring bocce, bowling and dining in an upscale bistro setting. A significant portion of the revenues are generated from private events and catering. The company currently has locations in Northbrook, IL, South Barrington, IL, Edina, MN, Oak Brook, IL, Georgetown, Washington DC, North Bethesda, MD, and Overland Park, KS. Growth plans include new locations in Fort Worth, TX, Cleveland, OH, Houston, TX, Nashville, TN, Dallas, TX, and San Mateo, CA. Pinstripes is headquartered in Chicago, IL.
One Gro Investment Group
One Gro Investment Group (OneGro) is a cannabis cultivator in Oregon, with interests in production, cultivation, extraction, distribution, and branded consumer products. OneGro is headquartered outside Eugene, OR.
Green Thumb Industries Inc. (“GTI”), a national cannabis consumer packaged goods company and retailer, operates a vertically integrated cannabis and CPG products company. GTI manufactures and distributes a portfolio of branded cannabis products including Beboe, Dogwalkers, Dr. Solomon’s, incredibles, Rythm and The Feel Collection. The company also owns and operates rapidly growing national retail cannabis stores called Rise™. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Green Thumb has 13 manufacturing facilities, licenses for 97 retail locations and operations across 12 U.S. markets. Solidum Capital was an early private investor in GTI; the company went public via an RTO in Canada during June 2018 and is currently the 2nd largest US cannabis company by equity market cap.
Segra’s Plant Tissue Culture Division is pioneering the future of cannabis tissue culture and young plant production. Segra’s flagship facility consists of state-of-the-art tissue culture production and research facilities, focused on the development of IP related to cannabis tissue culture protocols, micropropagation automation, and full-scale production testing from plantlet through flower. In addition, Segra has developed industry-leading quality assurance diagnostics for both cultivar DNA fingerprinting and pathogen detection. Research initiatives are focused on the development of IP related to genomics tools, bioinformatics systems, and marker assisted selection breeding programs. Segra is privately held and headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
Holistic Industries (Holistic) is one of the largest private vertically-integrated multi-state operators in the US cannabis industry. Holistic currently has operations in Washington DC, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and California. In addition, Holistic holds licenses for cultivation, processing and dispensaries in Missouri and has pending applications in New Jersey. Holistic’s dispensaries operate under the brand Liberty.
Ascend Wellness (Ascend) is a privately held US multi-state operator, currently operating in five states including Illinois, Michigan, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Ohio. In addition, Ascend recently announced a transaction to take control of the former MedMen New York cannabis license, which gives them the right to cultivate and process cannabis, along with 4 dispensaries. In April, 2021, New York passed legislation in order to allow the roll-out of an adult use cannabis program. Ascend filed an S-1 with the SEC to allow for a direct listing on the NASDAQ-OTCQ along with a concurrent listing on the Canadian Stock Exchange (CSE). The stock began trading publicly on May 4th, 2021. Solidum was an early private investor in Ascend and serves as an advisor to the company.
Harborside was founded in 2006 by cannabis pioneer Steve DeAngelo and operates as a vertically integrated California cannabis business with retail locations in Oakland, San Jose, San Leandro, and Desert Hot Springs, a 47 acre farm in Monterey County, and more than 250,000 registered customers. The company has been publicly traded since 2018 on the Canadian Stock Exchange. Harborside recently raised a $27mm PIPE investment in order to pay down debt and fortify its balance sheet. The board is completely new, with 2 representatives from Entourage Effect Capital, a sophisticated investor in cannabis who has made a significant investment in the company. Solidum/Stoic is an investor in the company and serves as an advisor to the Board of Directors.
Grassroots Cannabis (Grassroots) was formed in 2014 and was acquired by Curaleaf Holdings on July 23, 2020 in a cash and stock transaction valued at roughly $850mm at closing. Brian Schinderle of Solidum was an early investor in Grassroots and served as an advisor to the company beginning in late 2017. In 2018, Brian joined the Board of Directors of Grassroots Compass Ventures. In mid-year 2018, Brian joined the company formally as EVP – Finance with responsibility for Strategy, Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations. Brian stepped down as EVP-Finance on September 1, 2020 after staying on post-closing to assist with transition and integration efforts. Brian remains an informal advisor to Curaleaf, and serves as the Financial Advisor to the Grassroots’ Sellers Representative under the Grassroots/Curaleaf Merger Agreement.
Windy City Cannabis (WCC) operates 6 cannabis dispensaries in Illinois including locations in Homewood, Posen, Litchfield, Highwood, Carpentersville and Macomb. Solidum/Stoic was engaged in October 2020 as Financial Advisor to WCC in order to run a targeted sale process. In April 2021, WCC announced a definitive agreement to sell WCC to Parallel/Surterra for $155mm of cash plus Parallel stock, comprised of a $100mm upfront payment upon closing and a $55mm earn-out payable over a 2 year time period contingent upon meeting defined performance milestones. The transaction is subject only to regulatory approval by the State of Illinois, and is anticipated to close prior to year end 2020.