Why Is Canopy Growth (CGC) Stock Plunging 20% Today?

  • Canopy Growth (CGC) is slipping on news from Constellation Brands (STZ).
  • STZ is eliminating its Class B stock.
  • The company is also acquiring more shares of CGC stock through a senior note exchange.
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Canopy Growth (NASDAQ:CGC) stock is falling on Thursday following an update that Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) has reached an agreement to eliminate its Class B shares.

This agreement was suggested by a committee made up of independent directors from Constellation’s Board. That has the company’s Board advising shareholders to vote in favor of eliminating its Class B shares.

Constellation Brands says that this agreement was reached with members of the Sands Family. If approved, it would result in Class B shareholders having to trade in their stock for cash or a mix of stock and cash. The company is offering up to $1.5 billion in cash, or one share of STZ stock and $64.64 in cash for each share of Class B stock converted.

So what does this have to do with Canopy Growth? Constellation Brands owns a large stake in the marijuana company. With the change in how its shares are listed, shares of CGC stock are sliding as well.

But there’s more to it than that. Canopy Growth has also announced a deal that has it exchanging notes with loan holders for CGC stock. This covers a total of $198 million in senior notes due in 2023.

It’s worth mentioning that this agreement includes Constellation Brands exchanging notes for CGC stock. This will see one of its subsidiaries acquire between 21,929,914 shares and 30,701,880 shares of CGC stock.

CGC stock is down 18.3% and STZ stock is down 3.1% as of Thursday afternoon.

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