About Ott Growth Advisors
Erik Ott founded Ott Growth Advisors to support cannabis operators scale their company through market expansion and M&A. Prior to OG Advisors, Ott founded KO Acquisitions, a boutique investment bank specializing in Cannabis M&A. As part of the KO Acquisitions team Ott closed numerous M&A transactions in the California cannabis market. Ott has been in Investment Banking since 1995 when he co-founded Rainmaker Capital, a technology focused M&A advisory. Prior to Rainmaker, Erik was an entrepreneur who started and sold two companies in the consumer products market and also spent his early days as a Venture Capital Associate.
Ott’s specialty is Mergers and Acquisitions and he is particularly adept at helping entrepreneurs present their business through tailored messaging to a variety of potential buyers. Erik is comfortable navigating uncharted territory, is known for his straight-forward approach, and is a pillar of strength when deal emotions take over. Erik lives in Petaluma CA and is married with three sons.