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Brett Finkelstein
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Phyto Partners LP

Brett Finkelstein has over 15 years of private equity experience in addition to his years of investment banking experience. He currently serves as the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Phyto Partners LP, and is responsible for investment origination, due diligence, deal structuring, and negotiation, along with activist roles in Phyto’s portfolio companies. Prior to Co-Founding Phyto Partners LP, Brett was a principal at Skyvest Capital Partners LLC. Skyvest invested across all asset classes, but had a core focus on real estate and early stage companies. As a transactional entrepreneur and a relationship focused advisor, he has been involved in founding, structuring, funding, and operational roles at both startups and established companies. Brett has been involved in close to a billion dollars of transactions encompassing a wide variety of mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, turnarounds, licensing, and branding for many prestigious corporations, and private equity firms. Phyto Partners LP was profiled in Forbes as one of the leaders in the cannabis industry. Most recently, Brett was highlighted in Business Insider “as one of the rising stars of marijuana’s investment scene that everyone from Wall Street to Silicon Valley should know.” Phyto Partners has invested in half of what CB insights profiled as the trailblazers. Phyto Partners was also profiled this year as one of the top cannabis VC’s by Business Insider. Brett was selected as one of the emerging leaders in cannabis and was given the honor of receiving the outstanding venture investor by the Cannabis Dealmakers Summit.


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