• Wealthy in the Hamptons Set Their Sights on Do-It-Yourself Deals

    September 14, 2018

    “Some wealthy people don’t like being in investment pools where they don’t have a say,” said Felix Herlihy, a managing director at Cascadia Capital, which specializes in the kinds of middle-market transactions family offices favor. “The thinking is by going direct their performance over time will be superior. In a way, it’s saying, ‘I’m a little bit smarter.’”
  • Tips on Selling Your Business as Retirement Approaches

    March 21, 2018

    If you are a business owner who is thinking about retirement, read this interview with financial expert Christian Schiller, Managing Director at Cascadia Capital LLC, to get tips on timing your business sale in a way that benefits not only your finances, but also the transition to new owners.
  • LeaveLogic parental leave management platform acquired by benefits solutions giant Unum

    March 12, 2018

    Unum, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based provider of employee benefits solutions, has acquired LeaveLogic, a Seattle-based startup that operates a parental leave management platform. Cascadia Capital advised LeaveLogic on the acquisition.
  • Seeing growth in booze business, Cascadia Capital adds First Beverage bankers

    March 5, 2018

    The Seattle-based investment bank wants to get in on more deals with distillers, wineries and craft brewers so it's merging with First Beverage Financial, a specialist in the industry.
  • Cascadia Capital merges with big-name beer, wine investment bank

    March 5, 2018

    Cascadia CEO Michael Butler says he is bringing on world-class expertise to give Northwest beverage companies looking for capital or partners more resources and better services.
  • Tax law, high valuations and a fast-growing market: Why analysts say an Oberto sale is likely

    February 14, 2018

    Snack companies are growing as consumption moves from on-premises to on-the-go, said Bryan Jaffe, managing director for consumer and retail at investment bank Cascadia Capital. Jaffe just worked on the deal to sell Oregon-based family business Tillamook Country Smoker to San Francisco-based private equity firm Insignia Capital Group
  • Oberto Brands, after a century of making jerky, explores a sale

    February 13, 2018

    Michael Butler, CEO of Cascadia Capital, expects multiple potential buyers – firms with more marketing and distribution sophistication who see value in a well-liked brand – would be interested in Oberto.
  • Gehl Foods parent buys California food packaging and production firm

    January 30, 2018

    The parent company of Gehl Foods LLC in Germantown has purchased a food packaging and food manufacturing company in California that is expected to expand Gehl’s capabilities and market reach. California Natural Products was advised by Cascadia Capital.
  • Midsize Growers will feel the squeeze

    January 24, 2018

    The tree fruit industry is at an “inflection point.” Orchards are underfunded, packing facilities are underused and the fruit industry is ready for outside investors. So said Michael Butler, chairman and CEO of Cascadia Capital, in December at the Washington State Tree Fruit Association’s Annual Meeting in Kennewick.
  • Lenders see consolidation of WA tree fruit companies

    December 6, 2017

    More consolidation of companies is very likely within the next six to 24 months because new, expensive packing lines are running too far below capacity, Michael Butler, CEO of the Seattle investment bank Cascadia Capital LLC, told more than 1,000 growers at the Washington State Tree Fruit Association annual meeting in Kennewick, Dec. 4.
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