Cannabis Strategy &
M&A Advisory

Unparalleled Global Cannabis Intelligence

Business Strategy

Creating enduring value through bold strategies

M&A Advisory

Specialist M&A experience in a new industry

Latest Updates

KOMAND European Perception for March 2022 - European Question Time

See KOMAND's latest European perception, and stay updated on each European market's sales, product, pricing data and news stories in the Factbase

Motagon Introduces GG4 Medical Cannabis to the Czech Market

Motagon is the cannabis subsidiary of international Czech pharmaceutical company, HEATON Group, and a joint venture with KOMAND Consulting.

KOMAND’s SALIENT iQ technology informs on strain selection

Dr. Mohamad Mehdi and Dr. Alex Whitmore identified unique medical insights on cannabis strain performance using KOMAND’s AI technology

KOMAND European Medical Cannabis Investment in Strategy Paper 2020

This groundbreaking paper helps cannabis operators, investors and related sector companies to understand European market realities and formulate their competitive strategies, using established business fundamentals.

Strategy Entry Modes for Cannabis Related Industries

Nasos Makriyiannis's paper "The (mental) barrier comes crumbling down" outlines some advantages of incumbent companies in related industries vs licenced producers

Chairman Leigh Hughes provides update on Next Green Wave

NGW Chairman explains the role KOMAND played in formulating the business strategy for California for 2019 (1min 45secs onwards)


Nasos Makriyiannis - MBA, B.ENG

Managing Partner and Head Strategist

Nasos is the founder and managing partner of KOMAND Consulting (founded 2006), one of the leading cannabis advisory firms in Canada. With 20+ years of international experience, Nasos has led multiple teams in executing successful growth strategies for pharmaceutical, cannabis and consumer packaged goods companies in North America, Europe and the Middle East. Nasos has a Biomedical Engineering degree from Boston University and an MBA from Concordia University (Canada).

Tim Field - MBA

Partner and Senior Strategist

As an expert strategist and facilitator, Tim has advised some of the worlds largest multinational companies as a partner at KOMAND Consulting. Tim led strategy development for companies such as Molson Coors and Ericsson Telecommunications and more recently, for companies in the US/Canada pharmaceutical industry and a vertically licenced cannabis company in California. Tim has an MBA from Concordia University (Canada).

TJ Unger - CFA


With 13+ years experience in investment banking London (U.K.) and Toronto, TJ has performed various roles covering multiple industries. He is a director at KOMAND Consulting and a cannabis industry expert in financial projections, modelling and valuation. He is fluent in financial reporting and investor relations. TJ has a Mathematics degree from Trinity College (Ireland) and he is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Dr. Alex Whitmore - PhD

Partner and Lead Statistician

A leading statistician in North America, Alex oversees healthcare data analysis that prescribes critical business decisions for healthcare companies. Alex is the lead statistician at KOMAND Consulting and has focused on analyzing clinical research to determine optimal cannabis product portfolios. Alex is an Emeritus Professor of McGill University and has a PhD from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Mohamad Mehdi - PhD

Lead Data Scientist

Mo—mastermind developer of SALIENT iQ— is responsible for identifying, capturing, aggregating and analyzing Big Data by applying the latest machine learning algorithms and approaches. Mo has a PhD from Concordia University (Canada).

Business Strategy

Strategy Workshops - Establish a Factbase and Envisioning the Future with Leadership Team
Identify Growth Opportunities - Product portfolio, new market entry and internationalization
Partner Identification and Screening - Vast Cannabis network and commercial experience
Business Plans and Financial Projections - Institutional quality, unique in Cannabis industry
Production and Facility Plan - Cannabis Facility design and Cultivation Planning
Go-to-market (GTM) Strategy - Establish a clear route to market and increased revenues
Proprietary European Market Analysis - Superior data driven demand & revenue forecasting
EU Market Import/Export - Full consulting service from EU-GMP certification to Importation
EU Market Entry - Manage license application, setup of operations and entry to EU market

M&A Advisory

Preparation - Assess client & market, screen targets, and agree on strategy with management/board
Manage Competitive Process - Represent client discreetly while maximising shareholder value
Support and Diligence - Valuation, presentations to board/mgmt, dataroom management, support deal close
Business Valuation - Based on discounted projections, identifiable assets and market comparatives
Financial modelling - We build new financial projection & valuation models for all businesses types
Valuing Licenses - Experienced at assessing the value of a cannabis license portfolio
Due Diligence - Performing the scrupulous assessment of an investment opportunity for veracity
European Assessment - Market specialists in validating European opportunities across the value chain
US State by State - Validate new opportunities in upcoming medical/adult-use states and municipalities

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30 Wellington St West, 5th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5L 1B1,

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KOMAND is a strategic and financial advisory firm dedicated to the cannabis market. We provide strategy consulting, M&A advisory and corporate development services in the cannabis sector. KOMAND occassionally conducts financial advisory services through broker-dealer 4Front Capital Partners, Inc. (registered with the Ontario Securities Commission as an Exempt Market Dealer) for exempt market capital raise mandates.