Scott Ames
Scott Ames

Scott Ames

Managing Director
  • Financial Sponsors Group

Q & A

“As a trusted advisor, first and foremost it is important to listen to the objectives at play in any given situation. With record amounts of dry powder in the private equity market today, access to capital is widely available. Finding the “right” partner to take your business to the next level is where we can make all the difference.”

  • Q: Trust. Experience. Independence. Results. What does this mean to you?

    These are all integral attributes that every business owner or investor should look for when hiring an advisor. You want to ensure that every “i” is dotted and “t” is crossed when looking to write the next chapter of your story.

  • Q: What drives you?

    My competitive spirit. I like to win and find the optimal outcome in every situation.

  • Q: What are you passionate about?

    Building long-term and meaningful relationships that are not purely transactional.


Scott has extensive investment banking experience in financial sponsor coverage, debt and equity capital markets, M&A and special situations across a wide variety of sectors, having advised both middle market and large cap clients.

At Cascadia Capital, Scott works closely with industry and product bankers to provide creative solutions for financial sponsors and improve access to high quality middle market deal flow. He has a broad network of relationships and develops a thorough understanding of financial sponsors’ unique investment criteria and portfolio companies. He is passionate about building long-term institutional partnerships and deep individual relationships to establish trust and productive follow-through.


Scott Ames is a Managing Director and leads Cascadia’s Financial Sponsor coverage efforts. His primary focus is to continue developing and institutionalizing relationships with leading financial sponsors.

Scott joined Cascadia Capital from Lazard, where he was a senior member of the financial sponsor coverage group. Before joining Lazard, he spent several years at Craig-Hallum Capital Group where he led a number of M&A advisory transactions and public debt and equity offerings for emerging growth companies across a wide variety of sectors. Scott began his career at Wells Fargo covering large cap financial institutions.

Scott received a B.A. in Finance from the University of St. Thomas and was a member of the men’s varsity hockey team. He is registered with FINRA, holding the series 79 and 63 licenses.

Trust. Experience. Independence. Results.

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