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December 26, 2019Mergers and acquisitions in the craft beer industry have evolved from a peak period of large corporate brewery buyouts to craft-on-craft deals and multi-brand craft roll ups, Cascadia Capital managing director Nicole Nugent Fry discussed during her presentation earlier this month at the Brewbound Live business conference in Santa Monica.
November 25, 2019The sale of a tree fruit and berry processor in Grandview, Wash., to a Richmond, Va., tobacco company is the latest example of the continuing financial squeeze of the Washington tree fruit industry, according to Michael Butler of Cascadia Capital.
June 30, 2019"As Cascadia Capital managing director Christian Schiller explains : The passage in December 2017 of a US tax revision that limits deductions on debt interest could hurt family-business entrepreneurs who rely on this forward-focused capital in order to innovate and expand. In response, an executive of a private equity (PE) fund – an investment vehicle that invests in enterprises not listed on a public stock exchange)stated that 'family-business entrepreneurs should embrace private equity funding."
June 21, 2019"According to Firdaus Pohowalla, Cascadia Capital Managing Director, …..top of mind for many business owners right now is “to sell or not to sell” because the current merger and acquisition cycle is maturing and valuations are unlikely to exceed their current levels. This is particularly true here in the Pacific Northwest given the intense interest out-of-region and international buyers have in the well-run, high-growth middle market companies based here."
February 15, 2019Two recent purchases of Washington state growers and packers of apples and other tree fruit signal a consolidation trend that will continue, according to Michael Butler of Cascadia capital and other industry and financial experts.
December 27, 2018“We are hearing that companies are speeding up their IPO processes to try get out in the first half of 2019 given the recent volatility in the public markets,” said Michael Butler, CEO of Seattle-based investment firm Cascadia Capital.
December 21, 2018Cascadia Capital, in partnership with the Puget Sound Business Journal, convened a group of technology thought leaders to discuss the merits and alternatives to various growth strategies and share stories from the trenches of scaling some of Seattle’s great technology companies.
December 3, 2018Michael Butler shares with Capital Press his thoughts on the ongoing trend of consolidation and capital acquisition in the Tree Fruit Sector, while at the annual meeting of Washington State Tree Fruit Association in Yakima on December 3rd.