Privateer Holdings is a private equity firm shaping the future of the legal cannabis industry.

Founded in 2010 in Seattle by three visionary entrepreneurs with decades of experience in investment banking and venture capital, we represent a group of investors from around the world seeking to end cannabis prohibition and the social harms it causes. Through a combination of acquisitions, investments and incubation, we are focused on building a portfolio of global brands that will lead, legitimize and define the future of cannabis.

We have three fundamental beliefs:

1.     Cannabis is a mainstream product consumed by mainstream people;
2.     The end of cannabis prohibition is inevitable; and
3.     Brands will determine the future of the cannabis industry.

We are set apart by the depth of hands-on management and investment experience of our team, which includes Ivy League MBAs, PhD research scientists, marketing professionals and operators from world-leading brands, and even former federal law enforcement professionals. 

In an industry stigmatized by negative perceptions and substandard business practices, we are elevating consumer expectations through consistent quality and service. When prohibition ends, we intend to hold the most enviable position in the market and to generate enormous returns – both financial and social.