Cascadia Capital, an investment bank serving middle market clients globally, today announced it acted as the exclusive financial advisor to C-A-L Ranch Stores, a leading farm and ranch retailer with 33 locations across Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Arizona, in its merger with Coastal Farm & Ranch, a leading ranch and country lifestyle retailer with 21 locations in the Pacific Northwest. Nolan Capital, current majority partner of Coastal, retains a majority stake in the combined business, which will now operate 54 retail locations across 6 states with over 2,200 associates.
Founded in 1959, C-A-L Ranch is a category-leading ranch and lifestyle retailer for a growing population of country lifestyle shoppers, outdoor enthusiasts, pet owners, hobby farmers and more. There are great synergies between C-A-L and Coastal and over one hundred years of successful farm and ranch retail experience collectively.
“Building C-A-L Ranch into the company it is today has been a great accomplishment by our team, and I am proud of our support for the communities we serve,” said Jerry Ward, majority owner of C-A-L. “This decision was made with the utmost care for my family, our employees and the company’s future. We are excited about the combination of two great companies and I am confident this business is set up for continued success.”
The combination of these two great businesses creates an enormous amount of value and opportunity. We are thrilled to be partnering with Jerry and Tom who have built C-A-L Ranch into a leading player and best-in-class operator in the farm and ranch retail industry,” said Peter Nolan, Chairman of Nolan Capital.
“Farm and ranch lifestyle retail has been the fastest-growing physical retail channel over the past decade. This unique business combination creates a significant regional footprint in the Western United States with exceptional operating capabilities. The combined business is poised to continue to grow into a national platform and become a key consolidator in the channel,” said James Cartales, Managing Director of Cascadia Capital.
The transaction represents another successful deal for Cascadia in the retail sector. Past transactions include the recapitalization of Three Bears Alaska and the sale of Second Ave Value Stores.
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