Cascadia Expands its Financial Sponsor Coverage Group with Addition of Kerri Hagen

Cascadia Capital, an investment bank serving middle market clients globally, is pleased to announce that Kerri Hagen has joined the firm as a Director in the Financial Sponsor Coverage group. In this role she will be responsible for expanding the financial sponsor coverage platform, with a focus on broadening and deepening relationships with middle-market private equity firms and other institutional investors in the Northeast. Ms. Hagen will work closely with Cascadia’s industry and product bankers to make senior-level connections, and effectively deliver Cascadia’s deal flow and leading investment banking services to our private equity clients.

“I’m thrilled to have Kerri join our Financial Sponsor Coverage group to lead our coverage efforts in the Northeast,” noted Scott Ames, Managing Director and Head of Financial Sponsor Coverage. “She brings a breadth of experience and relationships to our platform and will play an instrumental role in delivering Cascadia’s services to the private equity community.”

Ms. Hagen joins Cascadia from Gemspring Capital, a middle market private equity firm, where she was the Director of Business Development responsible for sourcing new investments and driving the firm’s business development efforts and investment banking relationships. Prior to joining Gemspring, Ms. Hagen was a Senior Business Development Consultant at Axial, where she assisted in the deal sourcing and M&A efforts of middle market private equity firms, family offices and lenders. Before Axial, she served as Vice President, Equity Sales at The Buckingham Research Group. Early in her career, Ms. Hagen assisted the research, sales, and trading functions of investment banks while at IHS Markit (formerly Ipreo, a portfolio company of Blackstone and Goldman Sachs).

“I am excited to join Cascadia’s talented group of professionals with deep sector expertise and be a part of a rapidly-growing firm,” said Ms. Hagen. “I believe Cascadia can add significant value to financial sponsors and I look forward to continuing to help build these relationships.”

“The addition of Kerri further enhances our team and allows us to more broadly deliver our leading industry and product resources to the financial sponsor community,” added Cascadia Chairman & CEO, Michael Butler. “We have achieved record growth in recent years and we will continue to fuel our strong momentum with great hires like Kerri. We are far from done adding world-class talent to this platform.”

Cascadia’s Financial Sponsor Coverage group focuses on developing and institutionalizing relationships with leading private equity firms, family offices and other capital providers. The firm’s financial sponsor clients value Cascadia’s high-quality middle market deal flow, outstanding execution, and ability to deliver Cascadia’s resources through coordination of activities across sectors and product groups.

To learn more about or connect with Cascadia’s Financial Sponsor Coverage team, please contact:

Scott Ames
Managing Director
(651) 233-3480

Kerri Hagen
(203) 842-2852

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