Venture Capital investing is a portfolio game – you don’t just make one good deal. Rather, VC firms invest in several companies to spread out the risk. They know that eight or nine out of 10 investments will fail or bump along and return no real gain, while one or two might be a success.
With the combination of increased use of debt financing, tightening capital markets and a shakeout of winners and losers in growing, processing and distribution, insolvencies are a certain issue in the near future. But, there are very real obstacles to restructuring a cannabis business in both the US and Canada, certainly when compared to traditional industries.