Private Equity

Top Marijuana Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds

Top Marijuana Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds

Top Marijuana Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds

While it is still difficult to invest directly in legal pot through public equities, venture capital firms and private equity funds have raised hundreds of millions of investment dollars.

Report: Marijuana Funding in 2016 Down Slightly from 2015

Report: Marijuana Funding in 2016 Down Slightly from 2015

On Jan. 6, 2017, CB Insights released a report on annual funding activity for private marijuana companies in 2016, as well as activity for the fourth quarter of the year. According to the report, deals made and dollars invested leveled off in 2016.

Investors Ready to Spend Millions if Cali Passes Prop 64

MJ Investors Ready to Spend Millions if Cali Passes Prop 64

New Frontier Data estimates California’s marijuana industry will generate $7.6 billion a year in direct sales to consumers by 2020, and that’s not including sales generated when growers sell to processors and when processors sell to dispensaries.

Kings of Cannabis Capital: Privateer First to Raise Over $100 Million

Kings of Cannabis Capital: Privateer First to Raise Over $100 Million

On Nov. 4, 2016, Privateer Holdings, a Seattle-based private equity firm focused on the legal cannabis industry, announced that it has closed $40 million in convertible bridge funding, the first part of a future $100 million Series C equity round.

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Privateer Hires Former Federal Reserve Bank Examiner

On Jan. 12, 2016, Privateer Holdings, a private equity firm focused on the legal cannabis industry, announced that it has hired Dante Tosetti, formerly a Federal Reserve Bank Examiner, as Director of Treasury Compliance.

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CEO of Privateer Holdings: ‘Cannabis in the United States is Bigger than Corn’

On Dec. 4, 2015, Bloomberg’s Britton Staniar and Peter Robison interviewed Brendan Kennedy, CEO of Privateer Holdings, a private equity firm focused on the legal cannabis industry, in Seattle to discuss Privateer’s investments in cannabis-related businesses.

Private Equity

Private Equity Pairs with Marijuana

Private equity (PE) firms in the United States are primarily known for making financial investments in private companies that need a long holding period for funds. This is often done for new technologies, making acquisitions or to expand a balance sheet.

Market Size

New Report: Marijuana Revenue by State is Between $50-$60 Billion

Marijuana Investor News estimates total related product sales to be between $50 and $60 billion in the United States. In a new report released on September 26, 2014, MJIN estimates the current market size for U.S. marijuana revenue by state.

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Private Equity Firing Up Medical Marijuana Sector

In 2012, it took Seattle-based private equity firm Privateer Holdings Inc. 18 months to raise just $7 million for investment in the medical marijuana sector. This January, Privateer raised $15 million in just three weeks. Any day now, it will embark on a $50 million target raise.


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