Tag: privateer holdings

Privateer Raises Over $100 Million

Privateer Holdings Closes $100+ Million Funding Round, Announces $5 Million Equity Pledge to Help Communities Harmed by Cannabis Prohibition Firm’s founders pledge $5 million worth of their personal equity...
- January 25th, 2018 at 7:46 am

SXSW Interactive to See a Surge of Cannabis Content

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festivals, a major gathering in Austin, TX that will celebrate its 31st anniversary this year, is known for allowing attendees to discover the...
- February 5th, 2017 at 6:01 pm

Privateer Holdings Raises $40mm in $100mm Financing Round

Reuters reported that cannabis-focused private equity firm Privateer Holdings has launched a $100mm capital raise, closing on the first $40mm. The firm last raised capital in early 2015, attracting...
- November 4th, 2016 at 7:42 am

Tilray CEO Greg Engel Appears to Have Quietly Exited

Tilray, the Nanaimo-based licensed producer under Canada’s MMPR program, hired a Canadian Big Pharma executive, Greg Engel, in early 2015 as its first CEO.  At the time, he explained why...
- July 5th, 2016 at 12:53 pm

Privateer Beefs up its Banking Expertise with Key Hire

Privateer Holdings Hires Federal Reserve Bank Official Dante Tosetti appointed Director of Treasury Compliance SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Privateer Holdings, the world’s leading investment firm shaping the future of the global legal...
- January 12th, 2016 at 9:34 am

Cannabis Industry Sparks Investor Interest

Sacramento Bee reporter Peter Hecht explores the emergence of the cannabis industry, which is drawing investors like cannabis-industry focused Poseidon Asset Management and Privateer Holdings but also more diversified firms including...
- January 3rd, 2016 at 6:38 am

Private Equity Firm Says Cannabis is Bigger than Corn

In a Bloomberg interview, Brendan Kennedy, CEO of Privateer Holdings, discussed his company, its mission and the opportunity he sees. Cannabis prohibition is fundamentally wrong, especially for African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans...
- December 14th, 2015 at 8:38 pm

Willie Wages War on Corporate Cannabis

New York Magazine has a cover story on Willie Nelson in the November 2nd Edition discussing his concerns about corporate interests taking over the industry.  The in-depth article sheds...
- November 2nd, 2015 at 8:47 am

Cannabis Marketing Goes Upscale

One of Canada’s largest newspapers, The Globe and Mail, took a look at the rapidly evolving approaches to marketing cannabis and its ancillary products in an increasingly legal environment.  While...
- October 22nd, 2015 at 2:35 pm