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Matt Hawkins, CEO of Cresco Capital Partners

Matt Hawkins, CEO of Cresco Capital Partners, a US based private equity investment firm dedicated to investing in the cannabis industry, is this week’s guest on The Green Rush. Since its inception in 2014, Matt and Cresco have invested over $50 million in the cannabis industry helping to give accredited investors access to a diversified range of investment opportunities in the space including cultivation, retail, and ancillary services. To date, the Cresco team has done well in recognizing cannabis ‘unicorns’ having been early investors in power players like Acreage Holdings and Green Thumb Industries.

For this episode, our hosts picked Matt’s brain to learn how he’s been so successful over his 20+ years in private equity and what it was like in the early days approaching high net worth individuals to peak their interest in the cannabis space. In addition, Matt expounds on how investing in cannabis has evolved over the last five years, why he’s skeptical of investing in a straight cultivation play or CBD and his advice and preach for patience for those looking to make a strong deal.  

If you’re an investor, someone trying to make money in the cannabis industry, or just someone who closely follows marijuana market trends, then this is the episode for you! And after the interview, make sure to check out crescocapitalpartners.com to learn more and make sure to tell them The Green Rush sent you.

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Matt Hawkins, CEO of Cresco Capital Partners

Matt Hawkins brings an extensive background in building large alternative investment firms and scaling the companies he invests in. In 2014, Matt had a vision to launch Cresco Capital Partners and create the leading private equity firm focused specifically on investing in the legalized cannabis industry.  Prior to diving into the cannabis realm, Matt previously served as Partner and President of Tucson Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on multifamily residential and self-storage assets. Between 2008 and 2013, the company completed more than 55 bank-direct acquisitions, deploying over $500MM of capital. He successfully exited in 2013. Matt also was Principal & Co-founder of Adjacent Capital, a private equity/specialty lending fund where he oversaw the sourcing, origination, structuring and closing of over 60 transactions in a 3 year period. He also became a turnaround specialist through his time at Treadstone Partners and San Jacinto Partners. He is known and respected in the cannabis industry as one of the successful early investors and serves on the board of numerous cannabis companies.  

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This episode was hosted by Anne Donohoe and Lewis Goldberg of KCSA Strategic Communications.

Special thanks to our Producer Nick Opich and Program Director Shea Gunther at Marijuana Today

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Jason Raznick, CEO and Founder of Benzinga

Jason Raznick, CEO and founder of the financial news outlet Benzinga joins the Green Rush team in the booth today! In addition to talking about the smashing success that was the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference last week, Jason shares his thinking behind his financial news outlets decision to go all in on covering cannabis and what he’s done to build out an impressive team of journalists to cover the space. Also in this week’s conversation, Jason touches on his successes and failures running a media company in the digital age, the trends he’s seeing in how people consume media and what interests him most about the future of the cannabis industry.   

To kick off the episode this week, we have friend of the podcast and one of the top financial reporters covering the cannabis space, Bill Peters of Investor’s Business Daily providing us with his take on the story we all should be paying attention to. If you’re not already reading Bill’s daily columns on the cannabis markets, you are missing out!

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Jason Raznick is the founder of Benzinga, a media and data technology startup empowering a new generation of investors. Raznick launched Benzinga.com in 2010, and it has since grown to become a hub for actionable information on the capital markets with approximately 2 million readers a month. Benzinga.com is supported by a high-speed newswire, Benzinga Pro, which is home to exclusive market-moving news.

Raznick is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he started multiple companies. He has been quoted in a variety of financial news publications, such as CNBC, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Post. Raznick has been named to the Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under 40 list as well as the DBusiness 30 in Their 30s list. Benzinga is based in Detroit, and Raznick is dedicated to helping rebuild Detroit as a hub of technology and finance.

Bill Peters writes breaking news stories and features for Investor’s Business Daily about the stock market and trends in the broader financial world, covering an array of topics, including the big banks, restaurants, airlines, retail and marijuana. Bill also also provides live video news analysis online.

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This episode was hosted by Lewis Goldberg and Anne Donohoe of KCSA Strategic Communications.

Special thanks to our Producer Nick Opich and Program Director Shea Gunther at Marijuana Today

You can learn more about how KCSA Cannabis can help your cannabiz by visiting www.kcsa-cannabis.com or emailing greenrush@kcsa.com. You can also connect with us via our social channels:

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Tim Seymour – Co-Host of CNBC’s Fast Money

Tim Seymour, Co-Host of CNBC’s Fast Money, joins the Green Rush this week to talk about cannabis investing, the cable news networks expanded coverage of the cannabis industry and the unique dichotomy between US and Canadian cannabis companies. In addition, Lewis and Anne chat with Tim about his recent appointment to the advisory board for The Green Organic Dutchman and what he’s looking for when it comes to analyzing cannabis stocks.

To kick off the episode this week, we have our very own Shea Gunther of Marijuana Today providing us with his take on what the biggest story in the industry is this week.

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Tim Seymour is founder and Chief Investment Officer of Seymour Asset Management(SAM). SAM provides both asset management and wealth management services for its clients, including direct investment and allocation to private equity and alternative assets.

Tim has over 22 years of investment experience as a portfolio manager, allocator and capital markets professional across multiple asset classes. He also looks at the impact of cyber risks on the global economy. Tim is a recognized voice within the investment community as a trader and market strategist on CNBC. For the past decade,Tim has been a primary investor voice on Fast Money. Tim is often cited as one of the top finance professionals on Twitter, including The Wall Street Journal’s “Top Tweets For Your Money“.

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This episode was hosted by Lewis Goldberg and Anne Donohoe of KCSA Strategic Communications.

Special thanks to our Producer Nick Opich and Program Director Shea Gunther at Marijuana Today

You can learn more about how KCSA Cannabis can help your cannabiz by visiting www.kcsa-cannabis.com or emailing greenrush@kcsa.com. You can also connect with us via our social channels:

Twitter / Instagram: @KCSA_Cannabis

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/green-rush-comms/

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/KCSACannabiz/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuEQkvdjpUnPyhF59wxseqw?disable_polymer=true

The Cannabis Stock Exchange with Richard Carleton

Welcome back to the Green Rush!  This week we have Lewis and Anne back together again in booth chatting with the CEO of the Canadian Securities Exchange (or as some in the industry have dubbed it the “Cannabis Stock Exchange). Smaller than its more famous cousin, the Toronto Stock Exchange, the CSE got its infamous nickname over the last year as its become home to a lot of cannabis companies looking to capitalize on the public markets.

In this week’s conversation, our hosts chat with Richard about why the CSE has become so attractive to cannabis companies, particularly those in the US who are unable to list on Nasdaq and NYSE. In addition, they touch on the early days of the CSE, why RTOs have become much more commonplace in the cannabis sector than traditional IPOs, how Canada legalization is going to impact the CSE and what Richard thinks will happen next as the industry continues to expand – hint hint it’s consolidation!  

In addition to the conversation with the CSE, we also have Green Market Report’s founder and friend of the podcast, Deb Borchardt, opening this week’s episode covering the biggest news in the cannabis industry and breaking down what she thinks were the overlooked stories from last week. Make sure you check out Deb’s work over at Green Market Report and follow her for the latest news on the next Green Market Summit.

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About Richard Carleton

Richard Carleton has been CEO of the Canadian Securities Exchange for seven years. Prior to this appointment, Richard served as Vice-President Corporate Development with responsibility for the CSE’s technology, operations, market data and trading sales teams. Before joining the exchange, Richard worked as a business development consultant in Toronto and New York in the risk management and index product fields after spending twelve years with the Toronto Stock Exchange, serving most recently as a member of the exchange’s senior management team. Active in industry affairs, Richard served two terms as chair of the market data industry’s global trade association in the late 1990’s and is a frequent panelist at market structure and trading technology events across North America. Richard also serves as a member of the boards of the Private Capital Markets Association and the Empire Club of Canada.

A member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1987, Richard is a graduate of the University of Ottawa (B.A. ’81) and the University of Toronto (LL.B. ’85). He has also completed the executive development programme at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

About Deb Borchardt

Debra is the Co-Founder, CEO, and Editor-In-Chief of Green Market Report, a financial news site for the cannabis industry. Prior to this, Debra spent more than 15 years working in a variety of jobs in the securities industry before earning her Master’s Degree in Journalism at NYU. As a financial journalist, Debra has appeared on The Today Show, CNBC, and Bloomberg TV talking about multiple business topics including the cannabis industry. Her work in the cannabis space has been recognized with an AZBEE award for the video “Where People Want To Buy Pot.”

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This episode was hosted by Lewis Goldberg and Anne Donohoe of KCSA Strategic Communications.

Special thanks to our Producer Nick Opich and Program Director Shea Gunther at Marijuana Today

You can learn more about how KCSA Cannabis can help your cannabiz by visiting www.kcsa-cannabis.com or emailing greenrush@kcsa.com. You can also connect with us via our social channels:

Twitter / Instagram: @KCSA_Cannabis

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/green-rush-comms/

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/KCSACannabiz/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuEQkvdjpUnPyhF59wxseqw?disable_polymer=true

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