Cascadia Capital, a leading diversified investment bank serving middle market clients globally, is pleased to announce the addition of George Sent as a Managing Director and Head of Food industry coverage. Mr. Sent will focus on providing M&A and corporate finance advisory services to Cascadia’s family-owned and privately-held business clients nationally.
Mr. Sent has over 20 years of investment banking, financial consulting, and executive management experience, and has worked on transactions with some of the world’s most well-known food, beverage and agriculture companies, including Cargill, P&G, The J.M. Smucker Company, Constellation Brands, Brown-Forman, General Mills, Kellogg, Nestlé, and Caldic BV. Mr. Sent most recently served as Head of M&A for the Food & Agriculture effort at KeyBanc Capital Markets. Prior to KeyBanc, he was with Lazard and Goldman Sachs. Early in his career, Mr. Sent was a food industry executive with J.M. Smucker (NYSE: SJM), where he led the Company’s Corporate Finance and Investor Relations groups.
“As we continue to grow and strengthen our Food practice, George’s extensive industry knowledge, experience and network of relationships will enhance and expand the level of service we provide to our family business and entrepreneur clients and partners,” said Michael Butler, CEO of Cascadia Capital. “George has an impeccable reputation and brings a unique blend of transaction and operational expertise to Cascadia, as we continue to deepen our focus on serving clients in the dynamic Food sector.”
“I’m honored to join Cascadia Capital. The firm’s outstanding reputation along with its commitment to excellence are unique in the marketplace. I look forward to building upon the firm’s formidable existing expertise in the Consumer sector,” added Mr. Sent.
Founded in 1999, Cascadia Capital has grown to over 45 investment banking professionals, including 16 Managing Directors across four cities. This includes the recently announced merge with First Beverage Financial , a leading beverage investment bank. The Cascadia team has executed over 285 transactions with more than $9 billion in value since inception.