1stWEST M&A Just Published a Definitive, Book-Length Guide to Company Valuations, Mergers, and Acquisitions for Cannabis and Hemp Companies

Dr. Carl Craig and John D. Wagner’s New Book Offers 24 Short Chapters
to Help Cannabis and Hemp Companies Through the M&A Process

EVERGREEN, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/MA?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#MAlt;/agt;–1stWEST
Mergers and Acquisitions
today announced that two of its Managing
Directors, Dr. Carl Craig and John D. Wagner, have published a
definitive book to guide cannabis and hemp companies through every step
of the mergers and acquisitions process.

The book, “M&A Basics For Cannabis & Hemp Companies: A Company
Owner’s Guide to Key Deal Elements & Common Practices of Mergers &
is available at this link,
priced at $7.77 for a printed version, or $1.99 for Kindle. (1stWEST M&A
offers the book at no cost to companies that seek its advice.)

The book covers every aspect of the mergers-and-acquisitions process for
cannabis and hemp companies, focusing on topics such as company
valuations, strategies for leadership continuity, how to claim
adjustments to EBITDA, and even why deals can fall apart.

Since 1stWEST M&A is mainly a “sell side” representative (e.g. offering
guidance to client companies seeking to be acquired), “M&A Basics for
Cannabis and Hemp Companies”
is written mainly for owners of
cannabis and hemp companies, as well as for those providing
infrastructure, IP, or products for cannabis and hemp markets, e.g.
patents, packaging, software, marketing, and farm infrastructure.

Dr. Craig received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of
California, Santa Barbara, with post-doctoral work at University of
California, Berkeley. Dr. Craig was most recently Corporate VP and Chief
Operating Officer for Microbial Solutions business at Charles
River Laboratories

John D. Wagner serves with a special expertise in cannabis and hemp
laboratories, software, and distribution networks; he is the author of
16 other books and is a widely cited M&A expert and widely published

About 1stWEST Mergers & Acquisitions

Serving mostly as a seller’s advisor, 1stWEST
Mergers and Acquisitions
, a full-service, international investment
banking and advisory, has brokered the sale of more than $1 billion in
deal values in a wide range of industries, from specialty chemical and
distribution, to cannabis and hemp. With Managing Directors in the US,
Europe, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Brazil, Argentina and Chile, 1stWEST M&A
is positioned to serve clients around the globe. Info: www.1stWESTMA.com


John D. Wagner

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