Date: April 23, 2021Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 amLocation: FREE LIVE WEBCAST - Must register to attendClick Here to RegisterWebcasts About the Event: 2021 is off to a strong start in Cannabis M&A. Between large capital raises of the publicly traded MSO and a host of SPACs that have sourced merger partners there is an increase in both transaction volume and valuations. Get an up to the minute overview of trends and opportunities in the competitive US cannabis market. The Cannabusiness Key is a free, monthly, web-based speaker series featuring some of the foremost thought leaders in both the marijuana and hemp industries. Started in 2016, the Cannabusiness Key has brought together dozens of interesting speakers exploring a wide range of topics that are relevant and timely for cannabis operators, owners, and investors alike. The Cannabusiness Key is a free, monthly, web-based speaker series featuring some of the foremost thought leaders in both the marijuana and hemp industries. Started in 2016, the Cannabusiness Key has brought together dozens of interesting speakers exploring a wide range of topics that are relevant and timely for cannabis operators, owners, and investors alike. About the Speaker: Erik Ott is a co-founder of KO Acquisitions. He began his career as an Associate at the Venture Capital firm Covato/Lipsitz in Pittsburgh, PA in the late 80s. His primary role at the firm included Venture Analysis as well as post-investment business development support to existing portfolio companies. In early 1990 Erik took one of C/L’s portfolio companies into the European market and ran that business in Spain until the formation of a Joint Venture with a Spanish partner in 1992. In 1995, Erik co-founded Rainmaker Capital, a boutique investment bank specializing in Corporate Development and M&A. At Rainmaker, Erik spearheaded the M&A team completing numerous transactions in the technology market. Erik also managed the corporate development arm of Rainmaker, assisting international companies entering the US and California markets to form partnerships with large tech companies. Presented By _______________________________________________________________________________________ The CannaBusiness Key is hosted by Jason Klein a business attorney with a long track record of representing cannabis businesses, both marijuana and hemp, in tightly regulated markets. As one of the first lawyers on the East Coast to build a practice dedicated to the cannabis industry, Mr. Klein has a long track record of successfully navigating his clients through challenging regulatory and business operating environments amid uncertainty in new marketplaces. He has represented all types of cannabis business clients, from small and large, including direct and ancillary marijuana companies, hemp growers and supply chain operators, investors, registered providers, and many others, in a variety of states primarily east of the Mississippi River.