Entourage Effect Capital with Matt Hawkins
Entourage Effect Capital with co-founder and managing partner Matt Hawkins today on Plant Prophets with Vern Davis only on The Cannabis Radio. Founded in 2014, Entourage Effect Capital (“EEC”, fka Cresco Capital Partners) is a cannabis investment firm. Entourage Effect Capital is currently deploying Fund III, investing in companies positioned to scale ahead of federal legalization. While growth-stage focused, the Fund has an early-stage allocation through the wholly-owned Arcview Seed Fund. Matt Hawkins is the Founder and Managing Partner of Entourage Effect Capital. He has 20+ years of private equity experience and has founded multiple $500+MM alternative firms. Matt also serves on the board of numerous cannabis companies.
Matt brings an extensive background in building large alternative investment firms and scaling the companies he invests into Entourage Effect Capital. In 2014, Matt had the vision to create the leading private equity firm focused specifically on investing in the legalized cannabis industry. Matt was a 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. Principal & Co-founder of Adjacent Capital – 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.