Food, Beverage
& Agribusiness.

The Food, Beverage & Agribusiness team has extensive domain expertise and transaction experience across the entire food and beverage supply chain. Our team maintains active and deep relationships with operating companies and strategic and financial buyers located domestically and globally. We produce widely read thought leadership materials that shape industry dialog, and inform company, strategic buyer and financial investor strategies. The team is actively engaged with industry leaders and holds active membership with numerous associations. We represent growers, processors and manufacturers that are the foundation of the industry, as well as emerging growth brands that challenge the status quo.

Our view is that the Food, Beverage & Agribusiness industry will continue to see secular growth and industry dynamics will continue to evolve. We anticipate and expect increased consolidation, vertical integration from producer to consumer, and the introduction of new technology.

Our Specialized, Expert Team.

Erik Einwalter Headshot
Erik Einwalter Branded Food & Beverage
Contract Manufacturing & Private Label
Bryan Jaffe Headshot
Bryan Jaffe Companion Animal
Animal Health
Scott Porter Headshot
Scott Porter Agribusiness & AgTech
Food Processors & Ingredients
Animal Health
George Sent Headshot
George Sent Branded Food & Nutrition
Ingredients
Contract Manufacturing & Private Label
Owen Baldrica Headshot
Owen Baldrica Agribusiness & AgTech
Food Processors & Ingredients
Food Distribution
Sports Nutrition

Our Specialized Industry Focus Is Refined
by Our Sub-Vertical Focus.

  • Inputs
  • Production
  • Processing
  • AgTech

Notable Transactions.

TLC Ingredients Logo has been acquired by TLC Ingredients  Logo a portfolio company of Gemspring Capital  Logo
Ever Fresh Fruit Logo has been recapitalized by Tilia Holdings Logo
Solo Foods, LLC Logo a portfolio company of Burlington Capital Partners Logo has been acquired by Saco Foods Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of Benford Capital Partners Logo
Nor-Cal Beverage Logo has been acquired by Manna Beverages & Venture Logo
Graham Partners Logo Has Acquired Commercial Bakeries Logo
Chef Merito Seasonings, a portfolio company of PNC Riverarch Capital Logo has invested in La Fiesta Food Products Logo
Smart Apply Logo has been acquired by John Deere [NYSE DE] Logo
The Munger Companies Logo strategic advisory  Logo
Novus Ag, a portfolio company of Tillridge Global Agribusiness Partners Logo has been acquired by Aqua Capital Logo
Dairgold Logo strategic advisory services  Logo
Turtle Island Foods, dba Tofurky Logo has been acquired by Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc.  Logo
Hopsteiner Logo has been recapitalized by a confidential syndicate group  Logo
Specialty Sales, a portfolio company of Benford Capital Partners Logo has been acquired by Kainos Capital Logo
Stadelman Fruit Company Logo has sold its pear assets to Mount Adams Fruit Logo
Agro Vision Corp. Logo has received a growth investment from responsAbility Investments and Avenue Capital Group Logo
CEL Group of Companies Logo has been acquired by Madison Industries Logo
Chelan Fruit Logo has been acquired by International Farming Logo
Pacific Farms Logo has partnered with Tillridge Global Agribusiness Partners Logo
Oregon Freeze Dry, a portfolio company of Endeavour Capital Logo has been acquired by Arbor Investments Logo
Pancho's Mexican Foods, Inc.  Logo has been acquired by Sabrosura Foods, LLC Logo
Global Harvest Logo has received an investment from Endeavour Capital  Logo
AgBiome Logo has received a growth equity investment led by Blue Horizon and Novalis Life Sciences, alongside multiple new and existing investors Logo
Conservis Corporation Logo has been acquired by TELUS Agriculture and Rabobank Logo
Bluebird Botanicals has acquired Precision Botanicals Logo and received a growth equity investment from Juggernaut Capital Partners Logo
More Transactions

Testimonials.

“Cascadia demonstrated that they are a leader in the AgTech industry. The team’s deep understanding of our business and their ability to drive the process delivered a rewarding return for our shareholders. They are a true partner and a pleasure to work with.”

Jerry Johnson

President & CEO | Smart Apply

Smart Apply  Logo

“Cascadia was an important partner during our fundraising process. Their knowledge of our sector and relationships with investors played a key role in driving a successful outcome.”

Steve Magami

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman | Agrovision

Agrovision Logo

“Taking this step for a family-owned company is monumental and we are so glad that we chose to work with the Cascadia team. They guided us through the process with skill and tact and were instrumental in helping us find the right partner to continue our mission of creating customer success and value beyond product.”

Nate Offenberg

CEO | Pacific Farms

Pacific Farms Logo

“Cascadia was instrumental in guiding us through a two-year process which included a debt refinancing and our exit. We are excited to continue to grow Ozone International under the umbrella of Wheatsheaf, who brings a wealth of experience and support to help in that goal.”

John Brandt

Ozone International

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“We selected Cascadia Capital due to their experience and stellar reputation. Cascadia did a thorough analysis of our company and placed a value beyond market. Cascadia was mindful of our time, aggressive and professional. I would not hesitate to call upon Cascadia Capital for my next transaction.”

Greg Peterson

Specialty Sales

Specialty Sales Logo

Supporting a Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
from Start to Finish of the Process.

Overview

  • Auvil Fruit Company, a leading vertically-integrated grower of tree fruit, embarked on a growth strategy largely funded by leverage
  • Additionally, Auvil had a significant amount of off-balance sheet debt resulting from an incoming management team buying out retiring shareholders
Auvil Fruit Company Logo has received an equity investment from Fiera Comox Logo

Situation

  • Auvil was impacted by several black swan weather events temporarily depressing sales in a time of high debt service obligations. They found themselves in a working capital crunch at which time they engaged Cascadia to work with the shareholder group to evaluate strategic alternatives and recapitalize the balance sheet
Auvil Fruit Company Logo has received an equity investment from Fiera Comox Logo

Our Specialized Approach

  • Cascadia worked with Auvil’s creditors throughout the process, getting them comfortable with the transaction and touching base with them on a weekly basis
  • Cascadia was able to get the creditors onboard with Auvil’s ideal investment scenario, maximizing value for the Company through a majority sale to Canadian agriculture investment firm Fiera Comox
  • In addition to working with Auvil’s creditors, Cascadia also worked with Auvil’s broader shareholder group throughout the process, helping Management and Fiera craft an ownership structure and payout structure that accomplished each party’s objectives, while simultaneously wiping out all off balance sheet liabilities
Auvil Fruit Company Logo has received an equity investment from Fiera Comox Logo

News & Insights.

Industry Insights
Food & Beverage Manufacturing Industry Update – 2H 2023
Firm News
Cascadia Welcomes Owen Baldrica as a Director in the Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Group
Industry Insights
Seafood Industry Update – April 2023
Industry Insights
Cascadia Capital Ingredients Industry Update – Winter 2023
Industry Insights
Cascadia Capital Ingredients Industry Update – Summer 2022
Industry Insights
Beverage Industry Market Update – Spring 2022
Industry Insights
Food & Beverage Contract Manufacturing Industry Report – Spring 2022
Industry Insights
Cascadia’s Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Practice Group Overview
Industry Insights
Scott Porter, MD at Cascadia Capital on the Plant Response Transaction
Industry Insights
Pet Industry Overview – Fall 2021
Industry Insights
Cascadia Capital’s Beverage Industry Market Update – Fall 2021
Market Insights
What’s Now and Next in Beverage?
Industry Insights, Market Insights
Wine Industry Leaders Tapping Public Markets—Further Fueling a Robust M&A Cycle for the Beverage Industry
Industry Insights
Beverage Industry Report – Fall 2020
Industry Insights
Washington State Farmland – The Gold Standard Inflation Hedge
Industry Insights
Washington Tree Fruit Industry Mid-Year Update 2020
Industry Insights
Beverage Industry Market Update Spring 2020
Industry Insights
Ingredients Industry Update: The Forces Driving Generational Transfer
Industry Insights
Seafood Update – Q1 2020
Market Insights
The Effect of COVID-19 on the Food & Beverage Business Environment
Industry Insights
Washington Tree Fruit Industry Report 2020
Industry Insights
Pet Industry Report – Spring 2019
Industry Insights
Beverage Industry Report
Industry Insights
Food Industry Report
Industry Insights
Agribusiness Trends and Drivers of Change
Industry Insights
Packaged Food & Beverage: Industry Perspectives
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