NEW YORK – Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that it advised affiliates of Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter concerning the sale of certain ownership interest in two cannabis-related companies, CMG Partners Inc. (Caliva) and OG Enterprises, Inc., to Subversive Capital Acquisition Corp. (Subversive) and certain other related agreements.
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Subversive is the largest special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in both cannabis and Canadian history. The transaction will include the acquisition of Caliva, Left Coast Ventures, Inc., and OG Enterprises, a joint venture between Caliva and an affiliate of Jay-Z, and other agreements between an affiliate of Jay-Z and Subversive.

Caliva is a California cannabis brand and leading direct-to-consumer platform. Left Coast Ventures is a predominant cannabis and hemp company with low-cost manufacturing and a diversified portfolio of brands.

Jay-Z will serve as Subversive’s Chief Visionary Officer.

The New York-based Reed Smith team advising Jay-Z included corporate partners Jennifer Cheng, Ari Edelman, and James Tandler and associate Simon Kliegman.

A copy of the Subversive release announcing this transaction can be found at