#76 - Deep Dive on 4 Mid Tier MSOs (ft. Nick Gastevich aka CannaVestments)
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In this episode we are joined by seasoned cannabis investor and all around gentleman Nick Gastevich (known online as CannaVestments).

You can find Nick on linkedin @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholas-gastevich-75841346/or see his family office website @ https://www.vginvests.com/


The 4 “next tier” MSOs we cover are:

1) Columbia Care

2) AYR Strategies

3) TerrAscend

4) Jushi


We discuss:

- Why it’s important to dig into these mid-tier MSOs

- How these players have a chance to out perform through M&A

- How investors should analyze these company’s footprints

- Why fundamentals and IR mismatch can be an opportunity

- Which companies we like the most from a value perspective


For each company we do a deep dive on:

- The footprint and “core markets”

- Which markets are the most attractive

- How we think the company will perform in 2021 and beyond

- How M&A has shaped the company

- Revenue and EBITDA multiples

- Valuation: where do we see value?


Thanks to Nick for joining us – his insights are always greatly appreciated

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The Bar Exam Toolbox Podcast: Pass the Bar Exam with Less Stress
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