Here’s the press release
Arthur H. Kwan, MBA, CFA, ICD.D, is a well-known Canadian cannabis industry executive who brings over 20 years of investment banking, capital markets, and private equity experience to the NewBridge Global Ventures Board of Directors. He is currently the President and CEO of Canna Income Fund, a private investment firm focused on the cannabis sector. He is also the Managing Partner of Aston Capital Advisors, a capital, financial, and strategic advisory and merchant banking firm focused on the cannabis and energy sectors. He has been involved as an investor, financier, and advisor to several early-stage cannabis companies.
“Arthur Kwan’s knowledge, contacts, and experience in the Canadian financial community will be of great benefit to NewBridge, most immediately as we explore the potential benefits of a dual stock listing on the Canadian Stock Exchange,” said Bob Bench, Interim President and CFO. “We’re so pleased that he accepted the appointment to our Board; we all look forward to working with him and welcome him to NewBridge.”
“I share the NewBridge team’s vision for growth and their commitment to industry leadership, corporate governance, compliance and best practices. I look forward to working with them as they execute the Company’s strategic plans and build NewBridge to a position of industry leadership,” commented Arthur Kwan.
Mr. Kwan began his investment career in 1997 with TD Asset Management and went on to hold increasingly senior investment banking positions with Scotia Capital, PI Financial, and Paradigm Capital, where he was Managing Director, Investment Banking. He has led the origination, negotiation, and execution of many investment banking transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, initial public offerings, short-form prospectus offerings, private placements of equity, debt, and hybrid securities, restructurings, refinancings, and reorganizations. Over his career, he has successfully originated, advised, negotiated, and executed on transactions with an aggregate value exceeding $1 billion.