Constellation Brands' Investment in Canopy Growth: Aiming High
In 2017, Constellation Brands, the U.S. based beverage company, acquired a 9.9% equity interest in the Canadian marijuana company, Canopy Growth. In 2018, Constellation announced a subsequent investment in Canopy-taking its ownership interest to 37%. However, Canopy's performance had been volatile and net losses had increased since the investment. In an effort to get into the cannabis market early, had Constellation Brands been too early?