Bryan Jaffe
Bryan Jaffe

Bryan Jaffe

Managing Director
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness

Q & A

“The transaction markets today offer both great opportunity and significant challenges. Navigating these waters with an experienced partner has never been so important.”

  • Q: Trust. Experience. Independence. Results. What does this mean to you?
    A:

    The ultimate measure of competency in our industry is results. Experience and results are inexorably linked in the capital and M&A markets. If a banker is conflict free it engenders trust, because the advice has greater purity. When you can bring that all together – trust, experience, independence – the best results will follow.

  • Q: What drives you?
    A:

    I enjoy helping others. When our collective skills and experience deliver a result that could otherwise not be achieved, it is fulfilling.

  • Q: What are you passionate about?
    A:

    I am passionate about companies that touch the end consumer. The consumer experience has undergone a significant sea change whereby the individual buyer, not the retailer, is now at the center of the ecosystem defining what, when, where and how much. These changes have created new and exciting opportunities for consumer brands to scale quickly, become household names, and then consolidate at attractive valuations. Companies servicing this ecosystem, such as third-party manufacturers, also benefit. That is exciting to us.

Expertise

Deep domain expertise in food and beverage and companion animal.  Food and beverage sub-sector focus on branded food and co-manufacturing.  Companion animal coverage across sub-sectors, with greater emphasis on consumables, hardgoods, and physical and online retail.

Transactional expertise in Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity Capital Raises and Strategic Advisory Services.

Bio

As a Managing Director at Cascadia Capital, Bryan Jaffe helps build client relationships by focusing on M&A mandates, recapitalizations, restructuring and equity private placements for consumer facing companies. He co-founded the firm’s Consumer & Retail practice, and subsequently the Food, Beverage & Agribusiness practice, which represents companies that operate along all phases of the supply chain, from the dirt to the retail peg.

He joined Cascadia from Gordian Group, LLC, where he managed and executed complex and special situation financial advisory assignments, including restructurings and reorganizations, buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions, financings, and matters requiring opinions and expert testimony.

Prior to business school, Bryan was a Principal within the Strategic Change Consulting Practice at Price Waterhouse, LLP; during this time, he managed operational strategy development and performance improvement projects for Fortune 1000 companies.

Bryan holds a B.S. with Honors in Business Administration from Washington University, St. Louis, where he graduated magna cum laude, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is on the Advisory Board of the Methow Valley Conservancy and TwispWorks Foundation, and part of the CircleUp Advisor Network.

Resources

Bryan has contributed his thought leadership in the consumer domain via various publications, industry reports and speaking engagements.  View more resources here.

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