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James Cartales

Managing Director
Consumer, Retail & E-Commerce

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

My Career Highlights

  • Founding member of the Consumer, Retail & E-Commerce team at Cascadia
  • Leads Retail and E-Commerce coverage
  • First job was as a “shopping cart transportation engineer” (aka courtesy clerk) at a grocery store

My Personal Interests

  • Spending time with my wife, children, and extended family
  • Outdoor cooking enthusiast – ribs are my specialty, although my Ooni pizza oven is consuming more of my time recently
  • Competitive pickle-baller and aspiring angler

My Expertise

Advising founder and family-owned retail, ecommerce and consumer-facing companies that are approaching an inflection point in their business on the appropriate and optimal capital strategies.

I take a demographic-driven approach to understanding the value drivers for both emerging and established middle market consumer and retail brands.  I have unique experience structuring multi-unit and multi-site M&A transactions and recapitalizations, including real estate and sale leaseback components.

Notable Transactions.

C-A-L Ranch Stores Logo has merged with Coastal Farm & Home, a portfolio company of Nolan Capital  Logo
Three Bears Alaska Logo has been recapitalized by Westward Partners Logo
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