Erik Einwalter
Erik Einwalter

Erik Einwalter

Senior Vice President
  • Consumer & Retail

Q & A

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

    Trust enables us to become advisors rather than service providers. Trust isn’t possible without experience or independence. When we can become a trusted advisor, we can drive results.

  • Q: What drives you?
    A:

    Helping the people behind the deal.  I achieve personal satisfaction when we work with great people and produce exceptional results, establishing lifelong relationships along the way.

  • Q: What are you passionate about?
    A:

    Any banker can sell a great business.  My goal is to approach each transaction differently – avoid the playbook and take a creative approach based on the situational selling attributes – this is what yields great results for any business.

Expertise

As part of the Food & Ag team, Erik has built substantial experience understanding how these businesses transact.  Being able to recognize the specific point of differentiation for a client is critical to success, whether it is a brand positioning, proprietary manufacturing or unique formulations, transaction experience enables Erik to readily identify the sellable attributes of a client’s business.

Erik maintains specific domain expertise in branded food and food manufacturing.  He covers the range of food products, from produce to snacking.  Additionally, Erik leads the firms Seafood industry practice, having advised companies throughout the supply chain.  His transactional expertise is rooted in Mergers & Acquisitions, augmented with extensive equity and debt private placements.

Bio

Erik Einwalter is a Senior Vice President in Cascadia Capital’s Food & Ag practice group. He is responsible for originating and executing transactions in the food sector, with specific leadership of the firm’s Seafood industry coverage, with additional coverage throughout the consumer landscape. Throughout his career, he has completed over 40 transactions with over $2.0B in total value.

Prior to Cascadia Capital, Erik worked at Salem Partners in Los Angeles where he delivered sell-side, equity placement and valuation services to clients across numerous industries.

Erik holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Finance from the University of Washington.

Resources

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

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