SPACs were one of the big financial stories of 2020, given that they raised billions of dollars in the second half of the year. Given the amount of money flowing into SPACs, it’s not surprising that the cannabis industry turned to this new trend for financing.
Cannabis user-review site Weedmaps’ parent will go public at a $1.5 billion valuation through a merger with a blank-check firm, the company said on Thursday, as recent enthusiasm points to high growth for U.S. marijuana businesses over the coming years.
Silver Spike Acquisition Corp. has a liquidation deadline on February 12, 2021 and may announce a deal at any time between now and then.
The key focus will be whether the company will merge with a cannabis or non-cannabis target.