US (CA): Jay-Z to join newly formed cannabis company

Subversive Capital Acquisition has entered into definitive transaction agreements with global icon, entrepreneur and MONOGRAM founder, Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter, entertainment powerhouse Roc Nation, CMG Partners, and Left Coast Ventures, Inc. (Left Coast Ventures), a predominant cannabis and hemp company with low-cost manufacturing and a diversified portfolio of brands, to form TPCO Holding Corp. 

SCAC’s Chairman, Michael Auerbach, said: “California is the most powerful cannabis economy in the world, and we have a unique opportunity to consolidate the market with The Parent Company. With its advanced infrastructure, industry-leading operational efficiencies, proven strategy of brands, and cultural influence, The Parent Company is expected to be best positioned for the inevitable end of cannabis prohibition in the United States.”

SCAC has received private placement commitments of $36.5 million at a price of $10.00 per share issuable immediately prior to, and conditional on, completion of the Transaction (the “Private Placement”). Investors in the private placement commitments received to date include Fireman Capital Partners, Tuatara Capital, and Subversive Capital, the largest investors in Caliva and Left Coast Ventures, as well as Roc Nation artists Rihanna, Yo Gotti, and Meek Mill. The proceeds of the Private Placement are intended to be used in connection with the Transaction and to fund the growth of The Parent Company following closing. The Private Placement remains subject to the approval of the Neo Exchange Inc. (the “Exchange”). Based on sources and uses of capital, SCAC will have sufficient cash to satisfy the Transaction’s closing conditions.

Chris Akelman, Partner at Fireman Capital Partners (“FCP”), said: “Caliva and Left Coast Ventures are two proven cannabis operators, and California is an incredible market with a huge opportunity for consolidation. I’m proud of FCP’s role and confident that The Parent Company will go on to build industry-leading brands in the cannabis space.”

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