Matt Hawkins
Managing Partner
Entourage Effect Capital

Matt Hawkins is the founder and managing principal of Cresco Capital Partners, LLC (“CCP”), a private equity firm focused specifically on investing in the legalized cannabis industry.  Since its inception in the summer of 2014, CCP has deployed close to $100 million into over 40 companies out of its two dedicated funds and co-investment vehicles.  Matt brings an extensive background in building large alternative investment firms and scaling the companies he invests in.. Prior work highlights:  Partner and President, Tucson Capital Partners - 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.  Matt is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.