- Food & Agribusiness
Our client’s personal, family and business objectives often overlap. With many options at their disposal, my goal is to provide clients with the right information so that they can make the best decisions possible, while balancing various goals.
Providing unbiased advice that’s in the long-term interest of our clients, based on many years of transaction experience.
Helping business owners leave a legacy through the many years they spend building their company.
Building long-term relationships. I am passionate about building long-term relationships with my clients based on trust, facts and results; I am passionate about building long-term relationships with strategic buyers and investors to provide the best service to my clients; and, I am passionate about building long-term relationships with industry experts to facilitate introductions and always be learning.
As part of the Food and Agribusiness team, Scott has built substantial experience understanding how these businesses transact. He has deep expertise throughout the entire farm to table value chain, which in turn guides his advice, whether it is based on current crop and raw commodity dynamics or shifting consumers preferences. This value chain expertise gives him a wholistic perspective when leading a transaction.
Scott maintains specific domain expertise in Agribusiness (growers, packers, shippers, crop inputs, protiens and the entire agriculture ecosystem), as well as Food (ingredients and flavors, food processing and manufacturing, and food distribution). Scott has significant transactional experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, as well as equity and debt private placements and sale/leaseback transactions.
As a Senior Vice President at Cascadia Capital, Scott Porter is focused on client relationships in the food and agricultural sectors. His practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, restructurings and private placements.
He joined Cascadia Capital from Moss Adams Capital, where he covered a wide variety of industries and transactions, with extensive focus on agribusiness sell-side, buy-side and strategic advisory assignments.
Previously, Scott was a commercial banker with Wells Fargo Bank, covering large food and agribusiness companies throughout California and the West Coast. Scott holds a degree from Biola University, where he graduated summa cum laude and is registered with FINRA, holding the Series 79 and 63 licenses. He is on the on the ACG Y20 Advisory Board and he is also active in the Seattle community, spending time in various non-profits including World Relief, a global refugee and economic development non-profit, and Hope for Life, a children’s orphanage in Kigali, Rwanda.