Canada: NewBridge Appoint Cannabis Business & Finance Stalwart, Arthur Kwan, To Board


Here’s the press release

Arthur H. Kwan, MBA, CFA, ICD.D, is a properly-recognized Canadian cannabis sector executive who brings more than 20 years of investment banking, capital markets, and private equity knowledge to the NewBridge International Ventures Board of Directors. He is at present the President and CEO of Canna Earnings Fund, a private investment firm focused on the cannabis sector. He is also the Managing Companion of Aston Capital Advisors, a capital, monetary, and strategic advisory and merchant banking firm focused on the cannabis and power sectors. He has been involved as an investor, financier, and advisor to many early-stage cannabis firms.

“Arthur Kwan’s information, contacts, and knowledge in the Canadian monetary neighborhood will be of good advantage to NewBridge, most instantly as we discover the possible added benefits of a dual stock listing on the Canadian Stock Exchange,” stated Bob Bench, Interim President and CFO. “We’re so pleased that he accepted the appointment to our Board we all appear forward to operating with him and welcome him to NewBridge.”

“I share the NewBridge team’s vision for development and their commitment to sector leadership, corporate governance, compliance and greatest practices. I appear forward to operating with them as they execute the Company’s strategic plans and make NewBridge to a position of sector leadership,” commented Arthur Kwan.

Mr. Kwan started his investment profession in 1997 with TD Asset Management and went on to hold increasingly senior investment banking positions with Scotia Capital, PI Monetary, and Paradigm Capital, exactly where he was Managing Director, Investment Banking. He has led the origination, negotiation, and execution of a lot of investment banking transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, initial public offerings, brief-type prospectus offerings, private placements of equity, debt, and hybrid securities, restructurings, refinancings, and reorganizations. More than his profession, he has effectively originated, advised, negotiated, and executed on transactions with an aggregate worth exceeding $1 billion.


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