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Erik Einwalter

Managing Director
Food, Beverage & Agribusiness

We All Have Different Chapters That Get Bounded Together to Create a Unique Story.

My Career Highlights

  • Leads the Food, Beverage and Seafood sectors
  • Member of Cascadia’s Operating Committee

My Personal Interests

  • Quality time with my wife and family
  • Pursuing an active lifestyle
  • Ski touring in British Columbia, Mt Biking in Moab or Drifting Dries in Montana

My Expertise

As part of the Food, Beverage & Ag team, I have built substantial experience understanding how these businesses transact, enabling me to readily identify the sellable attributes and points of differentiation of a client’s business, whether it is a brand positioning, proprietary manufacturing or unique formulations, ultimately driving success for clients.

I maintain specific domain expertise in food and beverage, working with branded companies in the space as well as those who manufacture for others in the form of contract manufacturing, private label and food service.

I have notable experience in large scale beverage manufacturing, unique drivers of the coffee segment, attributes across various plant based food offerings, the value chain in the seafood sector among many others.

My transactional expertise is rooted in Mergers & Acquisitions, augmented with extensive equity and debt private placements.

Notable Transactions.

Astara Capital Partners, LLC Logo has acquired a majority stake in Wyandot Snacks Logo
Turtle Island Foods, dba Tofurky Logo has been acquired by Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc.  Logo
Green River Spirits Company Logo has been acquired by Bardstown Bourbon Company Logo
Follow Your Heart Logo has been acquired by Danone Logo
Oregon Freeze Dry, a portfolio company of Endeavour Capital Logo has been acquired by Arbor Investments Logo
Pancho's Mexican Foods, Inc.  Logo has been acquired by Sabrosura Foods, LLC Logo
Campos Coffee Logo has been acquired by JDE Peet's Logo
Cascade Coffee, Inc. Logo has been acquired by Westward Partners Logo
U.S. Drinks LLC dba The Lion Brewery Logo has been acquired by Encore Consumer Capital Logo
Astara Capital Partners, LLC Logo has acquired a majority stake in Wyandot Snacks Logo
Turtle Island Foods, dba Tofurky Logo has been acquired by Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc.  Logo
Green River Spirits Company Logo has been acquired by Bardstown Bourbon Company Logo
Follow Your Heart Logo has been acquired by Danone Logo
Oregon Freeze Dry, a portfolio company of Endeavour Capital Logo has been acquired by Arbor Investments Logo
Pancho's Mexican Foods, Inc.  Logo has been acquired by Sabrosura Foods, LLC Logo
Campos Coffee Logo has been acquired by JDE Peet's Logo
Cascade Coffee, Inc. Logo has been acquired by Westward Partners Logo
U.S. Drinks LLC dba The Lion Brewery Logo has been acquired by Encore Consumer Capital Logo
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