• 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.
  • Quietly Building, Cascadia Capital Starts to Spread Its Bets

    November 6, 2017

    Just like the brands they seek to partner with, investment banks working the food and beverage space need to stand out from the crowd.
  • Video: Family owners consider transferring biz to younger generation

    October 17, 2017

    "A lot of family owners who are in their mid- to late-60s and early 70s," says Cascadia Capital's Michael Butler, "are contemplating transferring to their children or selling."
  • Cascadia Capital is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Director of the Year Awards

    September 11, 2017

    The Business Journal and the National Association of Corporate Directors have named the winners of the 2017 Director of the Year awards.
  • Top food and beverage transactions for the first half of 2017

    July 25, 2017

    Nutrition Capital Network names Top food and beverage transactions for the first half of 2017. Number 6 is Cascadia Client, Humm Kombucha.
  • Buying & Selling Brands

    July 1, 2017

    The trend toward consolidation in the automotive specialty-equipment market opens a host of options for business owners looking to sell. Before marketing the company, quite a few preparations must be made.
  • Bend kombucha maker snags $10M, eyes expansion

    June 14, 2017

    Bend-based beverage maker Humm Kombucha has secured its first institutional investment round. The company and the investor were brought together by Seattle investment bank Cascadia Capital.
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