Expanding Cascadia’s industry expertise, product offerings and financial sponsor coverage to Texas and beyond
Cascadia Capital, one of the nation’s most active independent middle-market investment banks, today announced the opening of a new office in Austin, Texas, marking the firm’s fifth office in the U.S., alongside Seattle, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, and Nashville. Cascadia Chairman and CEO, Michael Butler, has relocated to Austin to build and lead the new location. The firm expects to recruit and hire aggressively from the incredible pool of local talent and individuals seeking to relocate.
“Austin – and the broader Dallas, Houston, San Antonio corridor – is an innovative and fast-growing region, home to and continually attracting young talent, seasoned entrepreneurs, growth businesses, investors and Fortune 500 companies,” said Butler. “We see a very unique opportunity in Austin, as the epicenter of four large, growing markets in Texas, to fill a gap in the robust ecosystem of business advisors and service providers, and bring our independent and flexible middle market advisory services to bear for the benefit of our clients and partners throughout Texas and the greater Southwest.”
Cascadia offers family business owners, entrepreneurs, private equity, family offices and other institutional investors a variety of services from valuation and fairness opinions to equity and debt capital raising, to both buyside and sellside M&A and recapitalizations. The firm provides sub-sector nuanced guidance across industries, including Business Services; Consumer & Retail; Energy Transition & Climate Tech; Food, Beverage & Agribusiness; Healthcare; Industrials; Robotics, Automation & Artificial Intelligence; and Technology.
With clients and partners throughout the U.S. and around the world, Cascadia has a strong and growing presence in key strategic markets. Establishing the Austin office underscores the firm’s strategy to focus on fast growing markets, expand and enhance the Cascadia team and product offerings, increase collaboration and deal flow with financial sponsors, and ultimately deliver the most impactful client experience to business owners and investors.
“We are thrilled to join the vibrant community of Austin,” added Butler. “This is a natural continuation of Cascadia’s tremendous growth trajectory and an opportunity to meaningfully enhance our platform by expanding our geographic footprint and client coverage.”
This is one of several growth announcements the firm intends to make in the coming months. In September, Cascadia announced that it had reached a definitive agreement to secure a strategic growth equity investment from an investment fund affiliated with Atlas Merchant Capital LLC. With additional resources from the investment and the Atlas team’s support, Cascadia will continue its geographic, team, product, industry and sponsor coverage growth nationwide.