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Virtuoso Acquisition Corp. Announces Pricing of Upsized $200,000,000 Initial Public Offering


Westport, CT, Jan. 21, 2021 — Virtuoso Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) announced today that it priced its initial public offering of 20,000,000 units, at $10.00 per unit. The units will be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) and will begin trading tomorrow, Friday, January 22, 2021, under the ticker symbol “VOSOU.” Each unit consists of one share of the Company’s Class A common stock and one-half of one redeemable warrant, each whole warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A common stock at a price of $11.50 per share. Only whole warrants are exercisable. No fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the units and only whole warrants will trade. Once the securities comprising the units begin separate trading, shares of the Class A common stock and warrants are expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the symbols “VOSO” and “VOSOW,” respectively.

The offering is expected to close on January 26, 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Company is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. While the Company may pursue an initial business combination target in any business or industry, it intends to focus its search on media companies, within the Digital Marketing, Digital Platforms, Subscription, and Ad Tech sectors. The Company is led by Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey D. Warshaw and Chief Financial Officer Michael O. Driscoll.

BTIG, LLC and Moelis & Company LLC are acting as joint book-running managers of the offering. I-Bankers Securities, Inc. is acting as co-manager of the offering. The Company has granted the Underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,000,000 units at the initial public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.

The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the offering and final prospectus, when available, may be obtained from BTIG, LLC, at 65 E. 55th Street, New York, NY, 10022, by email at [email protected] or by telephone at (212) 593-7555.               A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with, and declared effective by, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on January 21, 2021.  This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.


This press release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements,” including with respect to the initial public offering and the anticipated use of the net proceeds. No assurance can be given that the offering discussed above will be completed on the terms described, or at all, or that the net proceeds of the offering will be used as indicated. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s registration statement and preliminary prospectus for the offering filed with the SEC. Copies are available on the SEC’s website, The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law.


Jeffrey D. Warshaw Chief Executive Officer [email protected] 203 571-6161


Body and Mind Launches “Any Day” Flower Brand


Expands California Branded Product Portfolio

VANCOUVER, BC, Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ – Body and Mind Inc. (CSE: BAMM) (OTCQB: BMMJ) (the “Company” or “BaM”), a multi-state operator focused on limited license markets is please to report the launch of its “Any Day” branded flower in California.

Any Day flower is a hand-selected, sun-grown artisanal flower cultivated in the Emerald Triangle in the heart of Humboldt County. Initial offerings consist of popular strains including Green Punch, Sour Afghani, Strawberry Banana & Ice Cream Cake. The initial cultivars are a range of Indica, Sativa and Hybrid strains and are available through, ShowGrow Long Beach and ShowGrow San Diego locations as well as select dispensaries in Southern California.

“Our team has been in discussions with cultivators across California to seek growing techniques, strains and cannabinoid/terpene profiles that best fit our Body and Mind values of quality, trusted and tested cannabis,” stated Michael Mills, CEO of Body and Mind. “We are excited to add quality flower to our Body and Mind branded product portfolio in California and we look forward to a expanding our strain offerings in the near future.”

Company Matters and Annual Meeting Results:

In conjunction with the holding of the Company's recent annual meeting of stockholders on February 17, 2021, the following matters were duly ratified by the Company's stockholders and have now been implemented by the Board of Directors in the following manner:

  • Michael Mills, Brent Reuter, Trip Hoffman and Dong Shim were elected to the Board of Directors of the Company;
  • Marcum LLP, was appointed as the Company's independent registered accounting firm;
  • the continuation of the Company's 2012 Incentive Stock Option Plan was approved;
  • the Company's executive compensation was approved;
  • the following officers of the Company were re-appointed by the Board of Directors of the Company immediately following the annual meeting:

Michael Mills: 

President and Chief Executive Officer;  

Dong Shim: 

Chief Financial Officer;  

Stephen “Trip” Hoffman: 

Chief Operating Officer; and  

Darren Tindale: 

Corporate Secretary. 

About Body and Mind Inc.

BaM is an operations focused multi-state operator investing in high quality medical and recreational cannabis cultivation, production and retail. Our wholly owned Nevada subsidiary was awarded one of the first medical marijuana cultivation licenses and holds cultivation and production licenses. BaM products include dried flower, edibles, oils and extracts as well as GPEN Gio cartridges. BaM cannabis strains have won numerous awards including the 2019 Las Vegas Weekly Bud Bracket, Las Vegas Hempfest Cup 2016, High Times Top Ten, the NorCal Secret Cup and the Emerald Cup.

BaM continues to expand operations in Nevada, California, Arkansas and Ohio and is dedicated to increasing shareholder value by focusing resources on improving operational efficiencies, facility expansions, state licensing opportunities as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Please visit for more information.
Instagram: @bodyandmindBaM
Twitter: @bodyandmindBaM

Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor its Market Regulator (as that term is defined in the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented in this news release constitutes “forward-looking statements” as such term is used in applicable United States and Canadian laws. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management. Any other statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, “plans, “estimates” or “intends”, or stating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and should be viewed as “forward-looking statements”. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and other factors include, among others, the actual results of activities, variations in the underlying assumptions associated with the estimation of activities, the availability of capital to fund programs and the resulting dilution caused by the raising of capital through the sale of shares, accidents, labor disputes and other risks. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this news release and in any document referred to in this news release.

Certain matters discussed in this news release and oral statements made from time to time by representatives of the Company may constitute forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Many of these factors are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict. Important factors that may cause actual results to differ materially and that could impact the Company and the statements contained in this news release can be found in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities.

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MEDIA ALERT: Equinix to Speak at Upcoming Investor Conferences


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the world's digital infrastructure company™, today announced that its executives will attend four upcoming investor conferences:

  • RBC Global Environmental, Social and Governance Conference on Thursday, February 25. Katrina Rymill, VP of Investor Relations & Sustainability, will present at 2:30 p.m. EST.
  • Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Virtual Conference on Tuesday, March 2. Keith Taylor, Chief Financial Officer, will present at 5:00 p.m. EST.
  • Citi 2021 Global Property Conference Virtual Conference on Monday, March 8. Charles Meyers, President and CEO, will present at 2:45 p.m. EST.
  • Deutsche Bank 2021 Media, Internet & Telecom Virtual Conference on Wednesday, March 10. Karl Strohmeyer, Chief Customer & Revenue Officer, will present at 2:00 p.m. EST.

The presentations will be made available via webcast on the Investor Relations section of the Equinix website at

About Equinix
Equinix (Nasdaq: EQIX) is the world's digital infrastructure company, enabling digital leaders to harness a trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure that powers their success. Equinix enables today's businesses to access all the right places, partners and possibilities they need to accelerate advantage. With Equinix, they can scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences and multiply their value.

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Deloitte: Consumer Perception of Travel Safety Improves as Vaccines Roll Out, COVID Cases Decline


NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ —

Key takeaways

  • Six weeks after COVID-19 vaccine distribution began in the U.S., more than 50% of U.S. adults expect to be fully vaccinated in the next six months.
  • As a result of the vaccine rollout, the percentage of U.S. adults feeling safe staying in a hotel and flying reach highest levels since April 2019 at 46% and 34%, respectively.
  • Of those already vaccinated, 70% feel safe staying in a hotel and 54% feel safe flying
  • More than half (53%) of those already vaccinated are likely to spend more on travel in the next four weeks.

Why this matters
As a global health crisis morphed into an economic one, Deloitte has been conducting a series of weekly surveys, around the United States, to better understand the interplay between personal safety and economic vulnerability as a driver of purchase decisions and consumer behavior. The most recent iteration (fielded Jan. 22 to 27) of “Deloitte's Global State of the Consumer Tracker,” queried at least 1,000 American consumers. As nearly 30 million vaccine doses have been administered in the U.S., the latest responses show improving travel intentions and increasing consumer activity, pointing to a gradual recovery in the travel sector.

With stronger safety perceptions, net spending intent on travel reaches pandemic high mark
Nearly a year after the pandemic onset, which hit the travel industry harder than most, there's reason to be optimistic. As more consumers are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine across the U.S., the perceived safety of leisure travel is on the rise.

  • Fifty-three percent of those already vaccinated are likely to spend more on travel in the next four weeks compared to 30% for the overall population.
  • Over the next three months, vaccinated consumers indicate that they are two times more likely to take a domestic flight and 1.7 times more likely to stay in a hotel than the rest.
  • These vaccinated consumers are also more likely to engage in activities such as renting a car (63%) and booking a private accommodation (61%).

Key quote
“After being virtually homebound for the last year, the vaccine rollout is providing consumers with an increased sense of safety, meaning they are ready to get back on the road and in the air. Travel intentions across all categories have increased, which should be welcome news for restaurants, hoteliers, airlines and a host of other consumer and hospitality-focused businesses who have been preparing for this shift with increased safety measures to instill confidence for the long-term.”

Ramya Murali, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and U.S. hospitality leader

Travel spending intentions increase, but may not return to pre-pandemic levels
While travel intentions and activity are starting to rise, consumers are still somewhat cautious and leisure travel plans may not fully return to pre-pandemic levels.

  • Post-pandemic 35% of consumers say they will eat out less at restaurants than they did prior to COVID-19.
  • Similarly, 37% of consumers say they will fly less often than before the onset of the pandemic, and 36% will have fewer hotel stays.
  • Consumers also indicate that post-pandemic they expect to continue to work from home at a level six times higher than pre-pandemic levels (30% versus 5% in 2019).
  • However, near-term things are looking up; booking intentions are improving as we head into spring, with 38% expecting to stay in a hotel over the next three months (the highest percentage since the onset of the pandemic).
  • Additionally, nearly one-third (30%) plan on taking a domestic flight in the next quarter, also a pandemic high.

Key quote
“While this early-spring time period would usually be filled with spring break trips, many upcoming vacations have been canceled, or are in doubt, because of the pandemic. However, consumers are beginning to look post-vaccination. With pent up travel demand, we expect that many consumers look forward to the ability to travel freely, and responsibly, once again.”

– Anthony Jackson, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP and U.S. airlines leader   

Connect with us on Twitter @DeloitteCB or on LinkedIn @RamyaMurali and @AnthonyJackson.

About Deloitte
Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world's most admired brands, including nearly 90% of the Fortune 500® and more than 7,000 private companies. Our people come together for the greater good and work across the industry sectors that drive and shape today's marketplace — delivering measurable and lasting results that help reinforce public trust in our capital markets, inspire clients to see challenges as opportunities to transform and thrive, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthier society. Deloitte is proud to be part of the largest global professional services network serving our clients in the markets that are most important to them. Now celebrating 175 years of service, our network of member firms spans more than 150 countries and territories. Learn how Deloitte's more than 330,000 people worldwide connect for impact at

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