First Aid Only, Inc

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First Aid Only Logo has been acquired by Acme United Corporation Logo


  • First Aid Only, Inc. (“FAO”), based in Vancouver, WA, is a supplier of Smart Compliance® first aid kits, refills, and safety products that meet regulatory requirements for a broad range of industries
  • The company pioneered consultative selling and support of first aid items to large corporate customers, and is recognized as an innovative leader in the safety products industry


  • FAO had been approached by Acme in 2012 expressing a desire to acquire FAO
  • FAO engaged Cascadia Capital to provide a valuation defense and negotiate deal terms
  • Ultimately the two sides could not come to agreement in 2012 and declined to transact
  • Acme again approached FAO in 2014 and FAO engaged Cascadia to manage the sale process

Our Specialized Approach

  • Cascadia prepared an updated valuation defense as well as readied the Company for a limited marketing process to other potential acquirers
  • Cascadia initiated discussions with other potential acquirers and managed the negotiation discussions with Acme
  • Ultimately Acme was able to meet the sellers’ expectations, agreeing to acquire First Aid Only for $13.8 million
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