GreenLine BDC’s mission is to be the pre-eminent source of expertise, capital and market support for small-cap U.S. cannabis companies that are committed to an IPO within 6-12 months in order to raise the funds needed to finance organic growth and/or strategic acquisitions.
Summary and Investment Opportunity
• The Problem/Opportunity
Even with 64% of U.S. favoring marijuana legalization, it’s difficult for cannabis companies to access affordable capital past a friends & family round that is sufficient to fund enormous growth opportunities the market presents.
GreenLine BDC, Inc. provides a clear, executable money raising strategy for capital intensive cannabis companies by guiding them thru the IPO process and facilitating access to institutional capital sources.
• Macro Industry Growth Factors
U.S. legal cannabis industry is driving $40 billion in economic output by 2021; creating 414,000 jobs & $4 billion in tax receipts; CAGR estimated at 25.74%. 29 states have passed legislation permitting recreational or medical usage; 74% of U.S. support a bill shielding legal marijuana states from federal prosecution; 94% favor legalization for medical marijuana.
• Competitive Landscape for Cannabis Funding
Business loans from alternative sources, personal lines of credit, real estate loans, equipment leases & loans… all predicated on assets and/or collateral. Private equity firms, venture capitalists and even angel investors usually seek an out-sized equity stake for their financing. Reg CF crowdfunding portals, when successful, provide an opportunity to raise up to $1,070,000 per year. None of these can compete with the opportunity for GreenLine BDC, Inc. portfolio companies to access up to $10M in market optimized equity funding from pre-screened institutional sources.
• Business Model
GreenLine BDC, Inc. is a transactional revenue model that earns fee and equity-based compensation and intends to generate significant profits from the sales of portfolio company equity positions that have experienced a material up-lift in price due to a private to public company valuation arbitrage. Public companies can be valued at 5 to 15 to 25 times private company multiples.
• Execution Plan
GreenLine BDC, Inc. intends to provide financing and guidance for portfolio companies to execute their IPO process and thereafter the development of sufficient market awareness and liquidity that facilitate the successful execution of an equity funding capital markets strategy.
• Five Reasons to Invest in GreenLine BDC, Inc. TODAY!
1. Pre-IPO BDC focused on the hyper-growth U.S. legal cannabis industry.
2. Seasoned management team, advisors and board of directors have extensive capital markets/public company experience and cannabis domain expertise.
3. GreenLine BDC, Inc. intends to complete an IPO in FY2018 and early investors could share in its private to public company valuation arbitrage.
4. Current income opportunity thru dividend distributions because 90% of taxable income must be distributed to shareholders.
5. Defined liquidity path with successful FY2018 IPO – no long-term lock-up of minority investors in a private company; stock would be freely tradable.
BUY PRIVATE – SELL PUBLIC – CAPTURE THE DIFFERENCE
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Overview of BDCs
- Created by the Small Business Investment Incentive Act of 1980 (the “1980 Amendments”) as a result of a perceived crisis in the 1970s capital markets
- Private equity and venture capital firms believed the “small private investment company” exemption (Section 3(c)(1) of 1940 Act) limited their capacity to provide financing to small, growing businesses
- Provided Regulated Investment Company (RIC) status in 1990
- Special type of closed-end investment fund that:
-Provides small, growing companies access to capital
-Enables private equity funds to access the public capital markets
-Enables retail investors to participate in the upside of pre-IPO investing with complete liquidity
- Hybrid between an operating company and an investment company
Benefits of BDCs as an Investment Vehicle
- Access to public capital markets
- Shares are traded on national exchanges
- Flow-through tax treatment as Regulated Investment Company (RIC)
- Reduced burden under 1940 Act, as compared to closed-end funds
-Restrictions on leverage
-Restrictions on affiliated transactions
- External model permits management fee and “carried interest” incentive fee structure which enhances profitability
- Publicly available financial information though quarterly reporting
- Portfolio is typically diversified
-Reduces risk usually associated with private equity investments
- Operates as Business Development Company
-Regulated by SEC - 1940 Act
-Publicly-traded, private investment company
- Regulated Investment Company (RIC) tax structure
-Eliminates corporate level income tax
-Efficient tax structure providing high yield to investors
-Passes through capital gains to investors
- Small Business Investment Company subsidiaries projected FY 2018
-Regulated by SBA
-Access to low cost, fixed rate, long-term leverage
-Initial leverage capacity of $5 million
GreenLine BDC “Buy Private, Sell Public — And Capture The Difference.”
- A Clear Vision for the Exploding Cannabis Market
-Build a portfolio of carefully selected, high growth companies
- Capture the Difference with a Private to Public Valuation Arbitrage
-Invest at private company valuation
-Guide portfolio company thru successful IPO process
-Facilitate access to institutional capital that optimizes market value
-Exit portfolio position at higher public company valuation
- Create Generational Wealth with Emerging Cannabis/CBD Companies
-Multiple funding options solve a major problem for clients
-Focused on market sector with estimated CAGR of 25.74%
-Create current income with 90% distribution of pre-tax profits
-Maximize capital appreciation for GreenLine BDC shareholders
Five Reasons to Invest in GreenLine BDC Today
- Pre-IPO BDC focused on the hyper growth U.S. legal cannabis industry
- Seasoned management team, advisors and board of directors have extensive capital markets/public company experience and domain expertise
- GreenLine BDC, Inc. intends to complete an IPO in FY 2018 and early investors could share in its private to public company valuation arbitrage
- Current income opportunity through dividend distributions because 90% of taxable income must be distributed to shareholders
- Defined liquidity path with successful FY 2018 IPO – no long-term lock-up of minority investors in a private company; stock would be freely tradable