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Scott Porter

Managing Director
Food, Beverage & Agribusiness

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

My Career Highlights

  • Leads the Firm’s Agribusiness Practice, which has become the largest and most active agribusiness team in the country, closing ten (10) transactions in 2022 and seven (7) transactions in 2023.
  • Dedicated coverage in the Production Agriculture, Agricultural Inputs, AgTech sectors with extensive relationships with strategic, financial and institutional investors.
  • Member of Cascadia’s Operating Committee

My Personal Interests

  • Spending quality time with my wife and children
  • Adventure travel, reading, all things basketball, and time with friends
  • Volunteering at local non-profits

My Expertise

As part of the Food, Beverage and Agribusiness team, I have built substantial experience understanding how these businesses transact. I have deep expertise throughout the entire farm to table value chain, which provides a wholistic perspective when leading a transaction.

The majority of our agribusiness team comes from farming first. We believe it’s easier to teach banking to farmers than it is teaching farming to bankers. This ethos helps us intuitively understand our clients in a way our competitors do not.

I maintain specific domain expertise in Agribusiness, specifically Production Agriculture, Agriculture Inputs, AgTech. I have significant transactional experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, as well as equity and debt private placements and sale/leaseback transactions.

Notable Transactions.

Ever Fresh Fruit Logo has been recapitalized by Tilia Holdings Logo
Smart Apply Logo has been acquired by John Deere [NYSE DE] Logo
Novus Ag, a portfolio company of Tillridge Global Agribusiness Partners Logo has been acquired by Aqua Capital Logo
Dairgold Logo strategic advisory services  Logo
Hopsteiner Logo has been recapitalized by a confidential syndicate group  Logo
Specialty Sales, a portfolio company of Benford Capital Partners Logo has been acquired by Kainos Capital Logo
Titan Frozen Fruit Logo has been recapitalized by Windhover Capital and Vestar Capital Partners Logo
Stadelman Fruit Company Logo has sold its apple division to Sixth Street Logo
Agro Vision Corp. Logo has received a growth investment from responsAbility Investments and Avenue Capital Group Logo
CEL Group of Companies Logo has been acquired by Madison Industries Logo
The F.L. Emmert Company Logo has been acquired by Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition Logo
Chelan Fruit Logo has been acquired by International Farming Logo
Plant Response, Inc.  Logo has been acquired by The Mosaic Company Logo
Stadelman Fruit Company Logo has sold its pear assets to Mount Adams Fruit Logo
Pacific Farms Logo has partnered with Tillridge Global Agribusiness Partners Logo
AgBiome Logo has received a growth equity investment led by Blue Horizon and Novalis Life Sciences, alongside multiple new and existing investors Logo
Conservis Corporation Logo has been acquired by TELUS Agriculture and Rabobank Logo
Cytozyme Laboratories, Inc. Logo has been acquired by Verdesian Life Sciences Logo
Precigen (NASDAQ: XON) Logo has sold Green Venus to Thid Security Logo
Milne Fruit Products, Inc.  Logo has acquired the assets of Valley Processing Logo
FruitSmart Logo has been acquired by Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV) Logo
Auvil Fruit Company Logo has received an equity investment from Fiera Comox Logo
Firestone Logo has been acquired by: Agriculture Capital Management Logo
Western Polymer Corporation Logo has been acquired by Ingredion Logo
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