VERNON, BC – March 7, 2019 – True Leaf Medicine International Ltd. (“True Leaf” or the “Company”) (CSE: MJ) (OTCQX: TRLFF) (FSE: TLA), a leading global cannabis and hemp wellness brand for pets, announced today that it has retained Hillcrest Merchant Partners, a respected Toronto-based merchant bank firm, as the Company’s Canadian capital markets advisor.
Co-founded by Donato Sferra and Mark Attanasio, Hillcrest Merchant Partners advises companies with considerable growth potential that seek additional capital and/or strategic acquisitions. Hillcrest Merchant Partners provides capital markets advisory services, including introducing its clients to prospective investors, capital structuring, investor presentation and financial modelling preparation, strategic financing alternatives and positioning, and merger and acquisition advisory.
“2019 represents the year of high growth for True Leaf,” said Darcy Bomford, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of True Leaf. “We are excited to be working with Hillcrest Merchant Partners to reach our goals with capital markets. With their track record of success in the cannabis industry, we’re confident that Hillcrest is the right partner to help us pierce the cannabis clutter as we work with them to secure capital and review potential accretive acquisitions.”
The founders of Hillcrest Merchant Partners have worked with many well-known cannabis brands, including Canopy Growth, Cronos Group, Khiron Life Sciences, Organigram, WeedMD, Emerald Health, and Bedrocan Canada. Before he co-founded the firm, Mr. Sferra served as Managing Director of Investment Banking at Eight Capital, formerly known as Dundee Capital Markets, where he led the firm’s cannabis investment banking team.
“True Leaf has all the ingredients of a strong brand: a unique niche focus, an impressive leadership team, and a well-established global retail distribution network,” said Donato Sferra, Managing Partner of Hillcrest Merchant Partners. “True Leaf sits at the intersection of two high growth industries – cannabis and pets – and is one to watch based on my network and experience. There are many cannabis companies, but few are like True Leaf.”
About True Leaf
True Leaf is a leading global cannabis and hemp wellness brand for pets. Inspired by the unconditional love our pets give us every day, we return that love through our wellness pet products which help maintain and protect the natural vitality of our pet companions. “Return the Love” is the purpose that drives our business and is at the heart of our values to bring happiness to pets and their owners.
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