Northern Swan is an opportunistic, New York-based investment firm focused on early and late-stage investments in cannabis and cannabis-related companies. We pursue opportunities globally. Northern Swan’s investment professionals have collectively invested in excess of $3 billion of capital at Blackstone, KKR, and Och-Ziff prior to founding Northern Swan.
Prior to co-founding Northern Swan in August of 2017, Mr. Detwiler co-founded Silver Swan LLC- an investment firm focused in several niche and underfollowed sectors. Mr. Detwiler was a Principal at The Blackstone Group, a leading alternative investment manager with $344 billion of assets under management. As an early member of the Tactical Opportunities Fund, Mr. Detwiler was involved in the management or served as a board member in 7 investments with roughly $1 billion of Blackstone capital, including LocusPoint Networks (television broadcasting and spectrum), Phoenix Tower International (wireless towers in the US and Latin America), Wireless Capital Partners (real estate attached to wireless towers), Philadelphia Financial Group (insurance), One Market Plaza (commercial real estate) and a residential real estate platform in New York City.
Previously, Mr. Detwiler was a member of the private equity practice at Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co. (“KKR”), focusing on transactions in the oil & gas, energy, natural resource and health care sectors. He began his career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley.
Mr. Detwiler graduated with distinction from Harvard Business School and cum laude from Princeton University.