Cannabis maker Aurora picks billionaire investor Nelson Peltz as adviser

Nelson Peltz

He formerly served as a director on Mondelez International Inc(NASDAQ: MDLZ), Heinz Company, Legg Mason Inc (NYSE: LM) and Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE: IR). (ACI) sent the latter's stock surging almost 16 percent Wednesday. In addition, Peltz received options to purchase almost 20 million common shares of Aurora's stock at CAD $10.34 (USD $7.76).

The billionaire Nelson Peltz is getting into the cannabis business. ACI is in talks with The Coca-Cola Company about developing and marketing cannabis-infused drinks. Pepsi's stock fell in 2016 when Peltz sold his shares in the beverage company.

Shares in Aurora rose more than 11 per cent in early trading.

Peltz's experience jibes with ACI's needs.

"I believe Aurora has a solid execution track record, is strongly differentiated from its peers, has achieved integration throughout the value chain and is poised to go to the next level", Peltz said in the statement. "I also believe that Canadian licensed producers, and Aurora in particular, are well positioned to lead in the development of the worldwide cannabis industry as regulations evolve". Constellation and Altria both have the option of taking majority control of the Canadian cannabis companies in the future.

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Trian, which Peltz co-founded in 2005, shuns the term activist investor, preferring to be known as a "highly engaged share owner".

Financier Nelson Peltz speaks at the Simon Wiesenthal Center Honors Award.

Canada's Aurora Cannabis Inc said on Wednesday it had roped in billionaire investor Nelson Peltz as a strategic advisor, sending the company's USA -listed shares up 9 per cent to US$8.65 in trading before the bell.

"There is so much happening in this area right now and we think it has incredible potential", said Heather MacGregor, ACI spokesperson in September 2018. Pucher previously headed the investment bank's Canadian diversified banking division, which included Goldman's coverage of the Canadian cannabis industry.

Aurora, based in Edmonton, Alberta, hasn't yet secured a major strategic partner along the lines of Constellation Brands Inc.'s investment in Canopy Growth Corp. or Altria Group Inc.'s deal with Cronos Group Inc. CGC is the largest producer of medical marijuana in North America.

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