We’re uniquely positioned in our whole-of-industry perspective.
To realise the greatest value from this asset class, we believe that, as a fund, we need to take a broad and deep perspective of the entire cannabis and hemp ecosystem and value chains. Too often investments focus only on the producer, which we feel is too risky.
Our long term strategy is to create an investment portfolio across the entire value chain, where acquired companies can collaborate and benefit from the emerging synergies.
We aim to ensure that our portfolio of investments works collaboratively to exploit the advantages of being part of Silverleaf Investments. At the same time, diversified investments across the value chain lowers investment risk, and gives investors the full benefits of participation across the value chain.
We’re looking to incubate those at seed stage as well as to accelerate those at scale up stage. While our first investment was in cultivation, our unique and broad fund perspective allows us to identify investments in processing and manufacturing facilities, which typically have high barriers to entry.
We also focus on investment potential at the retail and consumer level with newly established retail brands and channels to market.
We’ve also identified the significant need for training and education in the industry. Training growers and processors will ensure a viable and globally competitive industry in Southern Africa, as will upskilling medical professionals and dispensing pharmacists.
Currently, cannabis and hemp are partially legal in South Africa. While cannabis use for adult recreational use is still illegal, legislation is understood to be changing soon. SilverLeaf Investments only invests in businesses that adhere strictly to the prevailing legislation.
Outdoor, greenhouse and indoor for hemp, medical cannabis and adult use
Cannabinoid levels, heavy metals and pesticides
Extraction, hemp processing and finished products such as edibles, oils, % tinctures, beverages, health & beauty products
Solvents, wholesale, retail stores, clubs and smoke lounges, dispensaries and pharmacies
Research and development, education, communication and media, brokering, transport, software and data
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