Canopy Growth looking for new avenues of funding

Canopy Growth is assessing ways to raise non-equity financing as the cannabis company seeks to expand and become profitable, according to its new chief financial officer.

“We’re going through a process of just digesting the multiple options that we have in front of us, and comparing that to our business plans over the next few years,” Mike Lee said in an interview. “We’re trying to be smart about it and build a capability that can ramp up as we put more fixed assets in place.”

While setting up a real estate investment trust is an option, there are other alternatives including a secured financing, said Lee, who joined Canopy from Constellation Brands and will become permanent CFO when he receives the necessary security clearance from the Canadian government.

As Canopy considers its financing alternatives, it’s also focused on research and development, global expansion and getting its Canadian business to profitability, he said.

Read more at Bloomberg (Esteban Duarte and Kristine Owram)

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