Breaking News: Tidal Royalty Corp. CEO Paul Rosen Discusses Cannabis Consolidation on BNN Bloomberg

Tidal Royalty Corporation (CSE: RLTY) CEO & Chairman Paul Rosen appeared on BNN Bloomberg’s Commodities program today to discuss the cannabis sector.

In a wide-ranging interview with BNN Bloomberg’s Andrew Bell, Mr. Rosen discussed his investment thesis, the cycling of capital from the Canadian market to the U.S., and the likelihood of industry consolidation. “We are moving capital to the U.S. cannabis industry in order to duplicate the outsized returns that we were able to achieve in Canada,” Mr. Rosen stated. “The parabolic returns that we’ve been able to achieve in Canada likely will not be achieved going forward as our industry matures, and we see the U.S. cannabis industry as the next great cannabis economy to invest in.”

Mr. Rosen is a noted cannabis entrepreneur. He co-founded The Cronos Group, where he served as President and CEO for three years. Mr. Rosen sits on the Board and chairs the Audit Committee of iAnthus Capital Holdings, a publicly-traded New York-based investment bank, sits on the Board of Hill Street Beverages, and acts as an advisory to several companies in the industry.

“It is our opinion that the Canadian cannabis market is fully-priced, and that outsized returns will come from the U.S. regulated industry. The market opportunity in the U.S. is significant and, in many respects, is reminiscent of the early-stage investment opportunities in Canada in 2012 that we were able to capitalize upon,” Mr. Rosen stated after the show. “Tidal Royalty was created to leverage what we learned in Canada and apply it to the U.S. market. The Tidal Royalty team has spent the last 11 months travelling across the U.S., meeting with over 100 licensed operators in virtually every state that has a regulated cannabis industry. Our pipeline of opportunities to fund high-caliber operators across nearly a dozen key U.S. states continues to grow and we anticipate that will only increase.”

Tidal Royalty was founded by experienced cannabis industry executives to provide expansion financing to licensed U.S. operators across multiple verticals, including cultivation, processing and manufacturing, dispensing, and ancillary services. The company has raised approximately $40MM to date by way of private placements, which it intends to use primarily for royalty financings and for general corporate purposes. It recently announced the addition of Hugo Alves (President of Auxly Cannabis Group) and Marc Lustig (CEO of CannaRoyalty) to its Advisory Board, among others.

The episode of Commodities aired on BNN Bloomberg on June 26, 2018 at 11:30 am ET. It can be viewed in its entirety on BNN Bloomberg’s website at https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/commodities/video/the-outlook-for-cannabis-m-a~1426479.

 

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