Pac Paper, Inc.

Pac Paper, Inc. - Case Study

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  • Vancouver, Washington based Pac Paper Inc. has been a leading provider of paper products for food service, food processing and agricultural packaging, industrial packaging, and contract converting and printing grade markets.
  • Founded in 1976, Pac Paper has grown into one of the leading players in several product niches, serving both regional and national customers.


  • The family ownership group decided to pursue a sale based on inbound interest from several potential buyers.
  • Several owners were active in management and desired to continue in executive roles with the company.
  • Management had strong concerns about confidentiality in a highly-competitive market.

Cascadia Process

  • Cascadia launched a limited M&A process focused on several key buyers where strategic rationale, cultural fit and financial wherewithal were apparent.
  • Through a competitive bidding process with a small subset of buyers, Pac Paper was able to obtain an attractive valuation and terms for both the ownership group and continuing management.
  • Pac Paper was acquired by Packaging Dynamics, a portfolio company of Kohlberg & Company.


Trust. Experience. Independence. Results.

Building Trust

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Anna Steffeney  |  CEO/Founder

“Cascadia helped develop the confidence of myself and my management team regarding a transaction. They supported us at every point along the way.”

Joan Wellman  |  Founder
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“Cascadia did an exceptional job positioning us in front of funds that align with our strategy and value. Their deep healthcare knowledge and relationships were key to receiving multiple offers and running a process that lasted less than three months.”

Ryan Schmid  |  President & CEO
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“Working with Cascadia was both rewarding and insightful.  It was a pleasure watching the team expertly navigate a process that I personally was quite familiar with. The Automotive Aftermarket group was the best team of bankers I have worked with.”

Greg Chapman  |  Chairman of the Board

“Cascadia designed a custom process that focused on finding us the right partner who valued our culture and mission, which in turn delivered a great outcome for all of our stakeholders.”

Jamie Danek  |  CEO
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“I’m grateful to Cascadia for their insightful counsel and thoroughness in selecting a buyer who valued our unique growth opportunity and was committed to maintaining the integrity of our brand.”

Keith Robbins  |  Founder
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“Cascadia took the time to understand our brand, legacy, customer relationships and the potential of our company. They carefully explained to my family the advantages and potential challenges closely-held businesses can experience in transactions like ours.”

Gina Batali  |  Owner
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“Cascadia was outstanding at resolving complex issues throughout the entire acquisition process. They instilled confidence among all the parties with their creativity and professionalism.”

Jim Sweeney  |  Vice President & General Manager
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“Cascadia has an incredible mix of technology savvy, relentlessly practical advice, and nuanced delivery. Cascadia represented us far better than we could have ever done ourselves.”

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