Rajesh Kothari Joins Northstar Bank Board of Directors

Rajesh Kothari Joins Northstar Bank Board of Directors

Northstar Bank announced today that Rajesh Kothari has joined their Board of Directors. “I am excited to join the Board of Northstar Bank and help them build on their long-term success serving communities throughout Northern and Southeast Michigan. Their long-term...

Preparing for Life After Entering a Private Equity Partnership

Preparing for Life After Entering a Private Equity Partnership

In this session from the 2021 Healthcare MSO Conference, Managing Director Rajesh Kothari discusses how to prepare for life after entering a private equity partnership, what you might expect, and how he has seen others handle the transition....

Where to Start When Selling Your Business Part 2

Where to Start When Selling Your Business Part 2

This is the second installment of our partner Q&A with Brouse McDowell on Where to Start When Selling Your Business. Read part one here. Libby: Who should a business owner engage as a part of his/her sell team to market their business for sale and at what point in...

Ron Reed Recognized as Electronic Frontier Foundation Sponsor

Ron Reed Recognized as Electronic Frontier Foundation Sponsor

At Cascade Partners we encourage our team to engage in causes important to them and the community. Ron Reed, our resident tech geek and Managing Director, has a strong interest in keeping the internet safe and free.  Ron has been a sponsor of the Electronic Frontier...

Where to Start When Selling Your Business

Where to Start When Selling Your Business

This is the first part of a mini series with Brouse McDowell. Read part two, I Have Decided to Sell My Business, Now What? here. Business owners today have many more options at their disposal when evaluating potential exit alternatives. In order to be able to properly...

Two Leading National Online Retailers Acquired

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TWO LEADING NATIONAL ONLINE RETAILERS ACQUIRED Sportsman's Guide & The Golf Warehouse join the BHG Ventures portfolio Southfield, MI, August 27, 2021– In a deal finalized this week, BHG Ventures acquired a pair of leading online sporting...

Evaluating Options For Liquidity

Evaluating Options For Liquidity

Evaluating Options for Liquidity   Abundance of capital, scarcity of deals and growing base of acquirers presents potential sellers with a greater choice than ever for transactions.  If I don’t sell out 100%, what else can I do?  As an acquirer, why would I ever...

Cascade Conversations: Teasers and CIMS

Cascade Conversations: Teasers and CIMS

  In this episode of Cascade Conversations, Rajesh Kothari gives a quick snapshot of what a teaser and CIM are in the world of investment banking.

Transaction Options: Variety Is The Spice of Dealmaking

Transaction Options: Variety Is The Spice of Dealmaking

  Transcript: 00:01 welcome to transaction options 00:03 variety is the spice of deal making this 00:05 session is presented by gallagher and 00:07 cascade partners 00:08 let's meet our panel first welcome mark 00:11 mccammon 00:12 co-founder and managing partner...

Ashley Gray Promoted to Director at Cascade Partners

Ashley Gray Promoted to Director at Cascade Partners

Detroit, Michigan – Cascade Partners, LLC is pleased to announce the promotion of Ashley Gray to director. An accomplished professional, Ashley brings a range of experience in corporate development and merger and acquisition advisory services. “Ashley brings the...

Beaumont, Spectrum Health Sign LOI For Merger

Beaumont, Spectrum Health Sign LOI For Merger

Spectrum Health, based in Grand Rapids, and Beaumont Health, based in Southfield, are exploring what will be the third major merger attempt for Beaumont in 2 years. The LOI was signed on Thursday, June 17, however, terms of the deal were not disclosed.  If this merger...

Jon Doehr To Lead Cascade Partners’ Ohio Growth

Jon Doehr To Lead Cascade Partners’ Ohio Growth

Cleveland, Ohio: Cascade Partners is pleased to announce that Jon Doehr will be leading its growth in Ohio and will be based in their Cleveland office, effective June 1. Jon joined Cascade Partners in 2019 as Managing Director and has developed a strong network in...

Main Street Announces New Portfolio Investment

HOUSTON, April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE: MAIN) ("Main Street") is pleased to announce that it recently completed a new portfolio investment to facilitate the minority recapitalization of Grand Flower Growers, LLC and its related...

Michigan Gastroenterology Institute and Capitol Colorectal Surgery Partners Join H.I.G. Growth Partners Portfolio Company

H.I.G. Growth Partners (“H.I.G.”), the dedicated growth capital investment affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Pinnacle GI Partners (“Pinnacle GI”), a premier gastrointestinal services organization, has partnered with Lansing, Michigan-based Michigan Gastroenterology Institute (“MGI”) and Capitol Colorectal Surgery (“CCS”).

Disruption. The Theme for Distributors Throughout COVID-19

Disruption. The Theme for Distributors Throughout COVID-19

Disruption. That is the theme for many distributors throughout COVID-19. According to a recent report by McKinsey & Company, “[W]e believe that history provides valuable lessons. For many distributors, the responses that worked in previous recessions are now table...

Important Trends in Operational Improvements for Distributors

Invest or Exit!  With the onset of Industrial 4.0, smart manufacturing and other technological advances, many industrial business owners are facing the difficult decision to either invest in growth or sell.  Companies will find it hard to maintain the status quo...

Disruption. The Theme for Distributors Throughout COVID-19

CAPITAL IS AVAILABLE THAT PROVIDES LIQUIDITY AND FLEXIBILITY

The availability of capital from private credit lenders, structured equity funds and family offices has suddenly become critical for the survival of many companies.  Many traditional banks may be running short of liquidity, as large corporations and institutions draw...

YOU CAN CREATE OPPORTUNITY IN THIS COVID-19 CRISIS

YOU CAN CREATE OPPORTUNITY IN THIS COVID-19 CRISIS

During times of uncertainty, there is still opportunity. As you look to usher your business through Corona-virus and, more importantly, beyond, what can you do now to strengthen the business and prepare? Many business owners and executives struggle working ON their...

TAKE STEPS TO KEEP THINGS MOVING IN YOUR DEALMAKING ACTIVITY

There’s a saying in the deal world that time kills all deals. That may be a slight overstatement, but the passage of time definitely increases the likelihood that a transaction won’t close, as issues arise and enthusiasm wanes. This leads to an important question:...

MIDWEST VISION PARTNERS ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH MICHIGAN EYE INSTITUTE

Midwest Vision Partners (“MVP”) is pleased to announce its partnership with Michigan Eye Institute (“MEI”). This represents MVP’s first partnership in Michigan. MVP is a people-focused eye care management services organization backed by Alpine Investors committed to...

CASCADE PARTNERS WINS AWARD FOR PRIVATE EQUITY DEAL

The M&A Advisor Awarded Cascade Partners Private Equity Deal of the Year Cascade Partners LLC today announced that they were awarded the private equity deal of the year by M&A Advisor for their work arranging the sale of Remington Products Company to Gridiron...

REMINGTON PRODUCTS COMPANY ACQUIRED BY GRIDIRON CAPITAL

The press release below was released by Smart Dealmakers Cleveland on June 21, 2019. To view the original release, visit: https://www.smartbusinessdealmakers.com/articles/topic/sell-esop-remington-products-gridiron-capital/ Selling An ESOP: How Remington Products Sold...

NORTHWEST EYE PARTNERS WITH UNIFEYE VISION PARTNERS

Northwest Eye is one of the largest specialty care providers in the upper Midwest, providing leading comprehensive ophthalmic services across eight clinical locations. The partnership will accelerate their growth trajectory and expand their footprint in the upper...

RAJ KOTHARI NAMED 2018 ADVISOR OF THE YEAR BY MIBIZ

“Cascade Partners’ work over the last year has encompassed a wide spectrum of industries, ranging from transportation and service-based businesses to consumer-focused companies. However, Kothari has been particularly active in health care deals, which earned him...