The Diversified Industrials group delivers M&A and capital raising services to leading growth companies across the sector. Our team members are early pioneers on focusing on the various sub-verticals within the sector, particularly those driven by industry 4.0. Our core focus is on companies with a specialized defensible niche, proprietary technology or manufacturing process, or other intellectual property. We have had a track record of representing best-in-class growth companies, leveraging our relationships with strategic buyers and investors to effectively position our clients to achieve optimal outcomes.

Sector Spotlight – Robotics, Automation & AI

Cascadia has established itself as a market leader in the Robotics, Automation & AI (RAAI) sector hosting an annual conference, publishing thoughtful research, and sponsoring events nationally.

The Cascadia Connect RAAI 2023 conference was one of the premier events in the sector bringing together founders and investors from all over the world. PBS was on site for this year’s event interviewing participants and put together this informative video that summarizes the market opportunity in RAAI.

Our Specialized, Expert Team.

Kevin Frisch Headshot
Kevin Frisch Advanced Manufacturing
Aerospace, Space & Defense
Robotics, Automation & AI
Firdaus Pohowalla Headshot
Firdaus Pohowalla Supply Chain Tech & Industrial Technology
Robotics, Automation & AI
Naaman Heyman Headshot
Naaman Heyman Building Products, Distribution and Construction Services

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

  • Advanced Materials
  • Additive & Specialty
  • Contract Manufacturing
    & Assembly
  • Electronic Manufacturing
    & Services
  • Factory Automation
  • Manufacturing/Industrial

Notable Transactions.

Special Aerospace Services Logo has been acquired by Godspeed Capital Logo
TLC Ingredients Logo has been acquired by TLC Ingredients  Logo a portfolio company of Gemspring Capital  Logo
CFR Rinkens Logo has been acquired by DP World Logo
Seagull Scientific and flagship BarTender product suite Logo has been acquired by Peak Rock Capital  Logo
Pacific Cascade Trucking Logo has been acquired by World Group Logo
Valley Supply Company Logo has been acquired by White Cap L.P. Logo
Shipfusion Logo has received a growth equity from Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Logo
Applied Technical Services Corporation Logo has been acquired by Creation Technologies Logo
Lucidyne Technologies, Inc. Logo has been acquired by Microtec Logo
Application Specialties, Inc. Logo has been acquired by DXP Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXPE) Logo
Architectural Mailboxes Logo has been acquired by Gibraltar Industries Logo
SASE Company, Inc. Logo has been recapitalized by Blue Point Capital Partners Logo
Pro-Fab Logo has been acquired by Omada International  Logo
LaCroix Industres Inc. Logo has been acquired by Accurus Aerospace Corporation, a portfolio company of Liberty Hall Capital Partners Logo
NxEdge, Inc. Logo has been acquired by Trive Capital Logo
More Transactions


“Cascadia’s combination of deep domain expertise, strategic process design and insightful counsel led to an exceptional outcome for Valley Supply and our employees,” said Jeff Taylor, President of Valley Supply. “The team served as a trusted advisor throughout the process, supporting us at every point along the way. Cascadia’s thoughtful articulation of our value proposition resulted in a buyer who equally valued the importance of our employee-centric culture and unique growth opportunity.”

Jeff Taylor

President | Valley Supply

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“Cascadia provided excellent strategic advice to us throughout our capital raise process. Specifically, their expertise in both technology and logistics provided the ideal perspectives to secure a strong capital transaction with a leading growth equity firm.”

Brandon Luft

CEO, Co-Founder | Shipfusion

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“The EMS space is technical and demanding. We needed an advisor that could understand our business, position the story and help manage sophisticated counterparties to create our desired outcome, and do so in the middle of a global pandemic. Cascadia did a great job on all fronts.”

George Hamilton

CEO & Owner | ATS

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Supporting an Industrials Success Story
from Start to Finish of the Process.


  • Lucidyne Technologies, Inc. (“Lucidyne”) develops sophisticated scanning and defect detection solutions for the lumber mill industry powered by its proprietary, cutting edge Perceptive Sight deep learning artificial intelligence (“AI”) technology
  • Since its founding in 1985, Lucidyne has been a technological leader in the lumber scanning space, introducing the market’s first AI-driven Grade Mark Reader in 1987
  • With 900+ products installed in domestic and international family-owned and blue-chip conglomerate mills, Lucidyne has broad reach with multiple opportunities for growth
  • Patented Perceptive Sight technology drives market-leading speed, accuracy and ROI of Lucidyne’s lumber scanning machinery and secures a technological competitive advantage against competing lumber scanner manufacturers
Lucidyne Technologies, Inc. Logo has been acquired by Microtec Logo


  • After growing the Company with no outside capital and with declining health, Lucidyne’s founder sought a full sale to facilitate expansion with the backing of growth capital
  • Unmatched technology and ROI positioned Lucidyne products well in the market, but the Company lacked the broad sales reach and product range necessary for rapid sales growth
Lucidyne Technologies, Inc. Logo has been acquired by Microtec Logo

Our Specialized Approach

  • Cascadia ran a multipronged sales process to maximize value and likelihood of execution
  • Cascadia crafted separate marketing materials for each buyer bucket, including private equity buyers, select strategic buyers and stretch technology buyers that could apply Perceptive Sight technology in other industrial use cases
  • After receiving multiple bids, Lucidyne’s founder chose Italian competitor Microtec as the steward for his legacy, securing favorable terms and surety of close in the process
  • Despite receiving Microtec’s offer during the Covid-19 global pandemic, Cascadia drove a successful transaction with no in-person meetings in a one-month time period from LOI acceptance to close
Lucidyne Technologies, Inc. Logo has been acquired by Microtec Logo

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