Matt Hawkins, Managing Partner of Entourage Effect Capital (formerly Cresco Capital Partners), is back on The Green Rush this week as we get his take on the latest news and earnings reports from around the cannabis industry.
Since its inception in 2014, Matt and Entourage Effect have invested over $100 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 Entourage Effect team has done well in recognizing cannabis ‘unicorns’ having been early investors in power players like Acreage Holdings and Green Thumb Industries.
With regular appearances on CNBC and Cheddar – Matt is one of the most sought out voices in the cannabis investing space, so you won’t want to miss this episode.
Don’t sit back, lean forward and enjoy!
Matt Hawkins, CEO of Entourage Effect Capital
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 Entourage Effect Capital 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.
Links to guest’s social media:
- Matt Hawkins’ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-hawkins-11288a2/
- Cresco Capital Partners LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cresco-capital-partners-llc/
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This episode was hosted by Lewis Goldberg of KCSA Strategic Communications.
Special thanks to our Executive Producer Nick Opich and Program Director Shea Gunther at Marijuana Today
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