Canopy Rivers (TSX: RIV) (OTC: CNPOF), a venture capital firm specializing in cannabis, today announced a series of operational changes designed to optimize its organizational structure, streamline operations, and preserve and maximize cash-on-hand. According to the update, the company, as part of its strategic and operational review of the business, is implementing changes including a material reduction in the company’s operating cash outflows; a focus on generating positive cash flow; and a focus on maximizing returns on existing assets. In addition, the company today reaffirmed its intention, under its previously announced normal course issuer bid (the “NCIB”), to repurchase subordinated voting shares in accordance with its NCIB. “We believe that sharpening our focus on financial discipline, operational excellence, and opportunistic capital deployment on our investment pipeline will yield long-term results for shareholders,” Canopy Rivers’ CEO and President Narbe Alexandrian stated in the news release. “In addition, the strategic utilization of our NCIB could be an important tool to provide attractive returns to shareholders.”
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About Canopy Rivers
Canopy Rivers is a venture capital firm specializing in cannabis. Its unique investment and operating platform is structured to pursue investment opportunities in the emerging global cannabis sector. Canopy Rivers identifies strategic counterparties seeking financial and/or operating support. Canopy Rivers has developed an investment ecosystem of complementary cannabis operating companies that represent various segments of the value chain across the emerging cannabis sector. As the portfolio continues to develop, constituents will be provided with opportunities to work with Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) and collaborate among themselves, which Canopy Rivers believes will maximize value for its shareholders and foster an environment of innovation, synergy and value creation for the entire portfolio. For more information, visit www.CanopyRivers.com.
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