Green Acre Capital (GAC) has launched the Green Acre Capital Fund II which is exclusively dedicated to making investments in the cannabis industry.
This is the second cannabis fund in the GAC umbrella which follows Green Acre Capital Fund I, a USD25m fund with a focus on ancillary Canadian opportunities that launched in 2017.
The Fund’s strategy is to invest in early and growth stage private companies that are well positioned to grow rapidly in the burgeoning global cannabis industry. The team continues to be led by Managing Directors, Matt Shalhoub and Tyler Stuart, with an advisory board that includes Shawn Dym, Managing Director of York Plains Investment Corp., Vic Neufeld, CEO & Chairman of Aphria Inc, and W. Brett Wilson, Chairman of Canoe Financial and Prairie Merchant Corporation.
GAC has received lead investment commitments totalling over USD35 million from Aphria Inc, York Plains Investment Corp, W Brett Wilson, E Craig Lothian, and several other high net worth investors.
“We are delighted to have the support again from our lead investors and advisors as we launch our second fund,” says GAC Managing Director, Tyler Stuart. “We feel that being an early mover in Canada has allowed us to construct an attractive portfolio within Fund I. Our goal will be to replicate this strategy in Fund II as we continue to vet opportunities in Canada and abroad.”
“With recreational cannabis sales to commence in October, the Canadian cannabis industry is well on its way to becoming a multi-billion dollar market. Canada is the clear leader in a global cannabis legalisation movement and we believe that this ideally positions Canadian companies and investors,” says GAC Managing Director, Matt Shalhoub. “We’re thrilled with the progress of Fund I, and look forward to leveraging this success as we continue to deploy capital and build out our ecosystem of investments.”