STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Connecticut Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG CT), a prominent networking organization for middle-market dealmakers, will hold its monthly breakfast meeting on Friday, June 2. The event will feature a panel discussion entitled Greener Pastures: Issues and Trends in Medical Cannabis Investing. Panelists will include Aaron W. Ford, angel investor, founder of Ford Capital and Chairman of Curaleaf LLC parent company; Scott Greiper, President and founding partner of Viridian Capital Advisors; and Robert M. Langer, Partner at Wiggin and Dana LLP, and cannabis regulatory counsel. The ACG breakfast will take place on Friday June 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency, 1800 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT.
The panel will address the benefits, obstacles and growth opportunities around investing in this emerging industry. According to The Hemp Business Journal, as recently reported in Forbes, Cannabidiol is projected to grow to a $2.1 billion market in consumer sales by 2020, representing a 700 percent increase from 2016. In 2012, Governor Malloy signed a medical marijuana program into law for Connecticut.
Ford stated, “We are encouraged that recent political developments have improved the scope and breadth of this industry, both across the U.S. and in Connecticut. The medical marijuana industry is growing exponentially. It can offer real opportunity to the savvy investor as it benefits the larger community, improves medical research and development, and spurs statewide job growth. I look forward to discussing the complexities, risks and other key factors related to this industry with my fellow panelists and with the engaged ACG community.”
ACG Connecticut President Mark Campbell added, “ACG is thrilled to host this panel of experts to discuss and demystify some of the complexity of investing in this dynamic industry. As Connecticut continues to develop its medical marijuana laws, this topic is growing in its importance to private equity as well as the community at large. We welcome ACG members and guests for this don’t-want-to-miss morning event, which should be one of the most interesting of the year.”
ACG CT Event sponsors include Diamond Sponsor: EisnerAmper LLP. Platinum Sponsors: Aon; Bernstein Global Wealth Management; BlumShapiro; Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina; Insperity; M&T Bank; Robinson + Cole LLP; Wiggin and Dana LLP. Gold Sponsors: Carmody Torrance Sandak Hennessey LLP; Carter Morse & Mathias; Citizens Bank; Day Pitney; KeyBank; Marcum LLP; O'Connor Davies, LLP; People's United Bank; RSM; Shipman & Goodwin LLP; Webster Bank, N.A.. New Member Reception Sponsor: CohnReznick, LLP.
For those interested in attending the breakfast: ACG Connecticut members and young members attend for free; non-members pay $75.00 (early bird) or $95.00; members of other ACG Chapters pay $55.00 (early bird) or $75.00. Early bird registration is available through May 31.
About ACG CT
The Association for Corporate Growth, founded in 1954, is the premier global association for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions for mid- to large- sized companies. The Connecticut Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG Connecticut) is one of the most vibrant ACG chapters in the country. ACG Connecticut is one of the best local networking organizations focused on middle-market deal-making comprising close to 300 local professionals focused on middle-market corporate growth (i.e.: mergers and acquisitions, financing opportunities, business development, joint ventures, licensing arrangements, etc.), including a diverse group of private equity funds, intermediaries, lenders, and service providers. For additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.acg.org/ct.