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3 U.S. Cannabis Stocks Gearing up for Growth; Cantor Says ‘Buy’

At the end of 2018, Canada fully legalized cannabis, nationwide, for both medical and recreational use. With the incoming Biden Administration, the US is expected to follow suit with Federal-level legalization, or at least formal decriminalization, sometime in the next four years. An exact timetable is impossible to predict; much will depend on the partisan makeup of Congress after the Georgia Senate runoff vote in early January.For now, cannabis legalization in the US is something of a checkerboard. Most states have at least partial legalization, with only Idaho and Nebraska holding out. Eleven states have made cannabis fully legal for all adults; the remaining 37 states have some form of partial medical use, and even Nebraska has decriminalized the substance. Under Federal law, cannabis remains an illegal controlled substance.Cantor analyst Pablo Zuanic recently met with several cannabis industry

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G-Squared Partners Appoints Steve N. Economou as Managing Director

G-Squared Partners, LLC announced today that Steve Economou has joined the firm as a Managing Director, M&A to establish an investment banking practice. The new practice – a natural extension of G-Squared’s outsourced CFO, finance, and accounting work – is dedicated to offering skilled investment banking services to middle market companies that are often underserved by national investment banking practices. The effort will focus on M&A advisory services, capital raising, recapitalizations, and evaluating strategic alternatives for these businesses.

Steve brings more than 35 years of corporate finance experience to G-Squared, including investment banking, venture capital, private equity, capital raising, and mergers and acquisitions. He began his career with one of the leading investment banking boutiques in Philadelphia and subsequently worked in the investment banking subsidiaries of a global commercial bank and two large CPA firms.

Steve has advised on more than $2 billion of transaction value and completed more than

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EasyJet chief hires finance director from TUI to help airline’s fightback from Covid quarantine crisis

A file picture of staff cleaning an EasyJet plane at Gatwick Airport: PA
A file picture of staff cleaning an EasyJet plane at Gatwick Airport: PA

EasyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren today hired one of the top executives at his former employer, Tui, to be his new finance director and help lead the struggling airline’s fightback from the catastrophic effect of the pandemic on its business.

Kenton Jarvis, 52, will replace Andrew Findlay, who resigned in May, days after surviving an effort by founder and major shareholder Stelios Haji-Ioannou to oust him and other directors.

Jarvis is chief executive of Tui’s Aviation division among other roles and was once finance director of Airtours Holidays, part of MyTravel, which was merged with the now-collapsed Thomas Cook. MyTravel had an accounting debacle which claimed the scalps of several senior directors between 2002 and 2003.

Jarvis joined Tui in 2003 and rose through the ranks to the management board level. EasyJet said he had “proven his

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