The Puget Sound Business Journal has named Cascadia Capital CEO and Chairman Michael Butler the 2020 Dealmaker of the Year. The honor is part of the publication’s Middle Market Fast 50 list recognizing the region’s fastest-growing middle-market companies and highlighting a select group of entrepreneurs and firms that made unique contributions to the Puget Sound region in the last year.
The Business Journal released the full Middle Market Fast 50 list this week, noting that the companies on the list are, “a mix of public and private and had revenue between $25 million and $1 billion in 2019. Together, they brought in $16.6 billion in revenue last year and employed more than 15,250 in the state and nearly 47,000 globally.” The middle market honorees are a smaller group being recognized for their leadership in our business community. The Business Journal will host a virtual event on August 20th to reveal the rankings of the Fast 50 and celebrate the collective accomplishments and successful growth of this year’s list makers.
“Congratulations to all of the Middle Market Fast 50 companies and honorees,” commented Michael Butler. “Cascadia is honored to be acknowledged alongside these accomplished businesses that make up the backbone of our economy. Our firm is built upon a commitment to and passion for supporting entrepreneurs and family businesses, and providing our clients with unbiased advice and unparalleled access to buyers, investors and lenders. As a growth firm ourselves, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities these entrepreneurs and trailblazers have faced, and the hard work they have done to grow and build their businesses.”
Cascadia Capital is one of the most active advisors to Pacific Northwest businesses in the country. Throughout this difficult COVID period, the firm has doubled down on its commitment to supporting regional middle market companies, proactively communicating and providing advice to a wide range of owners and executives to help them effectively navigate these times and evaluate strategic options. Cascadia has advised its clients in the completion of almost 30 transactions over the past 12 months.
Founded in 1999, Cascadia Capital has spent twenty years working with entrepreneurs and family business owners. Over the past two decades the firm has grown to more than 50 investment banking professionals, including 16 Managing Directors, across four cities. To date, the firm has completed over 365 transactions on behalf of its clients.