Privateer Holdings is a private equity firm
that’s actively shaping the remarkably
promising cannabis marketplace.


Through history privateers expediently served the public good, summoning all ingenuity and initiative to accomplish their chartered mission and cultivate its rewards. Privateer Holdings believes in the power of private enterprise to effect positive change through skillful transformation of business in emergent markets.

In 2010, Brendan Kennedy, Michael Blue, and Christian Groh saw factors converging to induce the legalization of cannabis. A vast opportunity marked the horizon.

It was also clear that despite strong support from prominent thinkers and humanitarians, the nascent industry lacked experienced business leadership.

Privateer Holdings is a private equity firm that’s actively shaping this remarkably promising marketplace through the development of strategic acquisitions and investments. We enlist years of hands-on VC experience with trusted advisors, qualified investors and industry-leading partners to seek bountiful returns both financial and broadly beneficial.