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Data Defense

Data Defense

Prioritizing Cybersecurity and Privacy in M&A Deals M&A transactions provide advantages for both buyers and sellers. Such transactions can empower both parties to forge stronger, more resilient business entities. Companies engaged in mergers, acquisitions, or...

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Recognizing when Restructuring is Necessary

Recognizing when Restructuring is Necessary

The right team can make the difference between distress and success! Determining the right time to involve a restructuring specialist in business operations can be a complex and emotionally charged decision. It is important to note that restructuring specialists do...

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Representations and Warranty Insurance

Representations and Warranty Insurance

What it is and why you need it! In mergers and acquisitions (M&A), navigating the intricate landscape of risk management and financial protection is paramount for buyers and sellers. One significant instrument that has gained prominence in recent years is...

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Eric Green – A Beacon of Leadership at Cascade Partners

Eric Green – A Beacon of Leadership at Cascade Partners

Eric Green stands out as a seasoned professional and a beacon of empathy-driven success. As the Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director at Cascade Partners, Eric brings a wealth of experience from his distinguished career in the U.S. Navy and the financial...

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Understanding Reps & Warranties in M&A Transactions

Understanding Reps & Warranties in M&A Transactions

Knowledge of representations and warranties (reps and warranties) is paramount for buyers and sellers in the intricate landscape of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Reps and warranties serve as fundamental pillars in M&A transactions, shaping the contours of...

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Why Private Equity

Why Private Equity

Physician's Guide to PE Learn what private equity is, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of a private equity partnership for healthcare practices. Raj Kothari provides insights on considerations, what you can expect after the transaction and explains about "the...

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Reps and Warranties Part 2

Reps and Warranties Part 2

What Representation and Warranty Insurance is and the protections it offers Join Arjun Murthy, Managing Director at Cascade Partners, and special guest, Justin Hanna, Partner at Taft Law, for an engaging two-part Cascade Conversations! Part 2: Discover the...

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Insider’s Guide to Private Equity

Insider’s Guide to Private Equity

Considerations in making the right decision for your business. Owners of businesses of every size get multiple calls, emails, and letters from private equity (PE) groups weekly. These contacts can represent pivotal moments in a business's journey, often as gateways to...

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Reps and Warranties Part 1

Reps and Warranties Part 1

What are reps and warranties, and what is their role in M&A transactions? Join Arjun Murthy, Managing Director at Cascade Partners, and special guest Taft Law Partner, Justin Hanna, in a thought-provoking two-part Cascade Conversation! Part 1: Discover the crucial...

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Cascade Partners Wins Consulting Firm of The Year

Cascade Partners Announced as Consulting Firm of The Year in the M&A Advisor 18th Annual Turnaround Awards DETROIT, MICHIGAN, JANUARY 25, 2023: The M&A Advisor announced the 18th Annual Turnaround Awards winners, naming Cascade Partners as Consulting Firm of...

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Arjun Murthy Promoted to Managing Director

Arjun Murthy Promoted to Managing Director

DETROIT, MICHIGAN, JANUARY 3, 2023: Cascade Partners is pleased to announce the promotion of Arjun Murthy from Director to Managing Director. Arjun has distinguished himself throughout his career as a financial executive and strategic resource to companies large and...

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Power of Letters of Intent

Power of Letters of Intent

Non-binding does not mean unnecessary! Cascade Managing Director Rajesh Kothari and Kevin DiDio - Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP break down what the LOI does and the many protections it offers all interested parties before, during and after a transaction. Much...

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Healthcare M&A Transaction Compliance Considerations

Healthcare M&A Transaction Compliance Considerations

In this episode of Cascade Conversations, Cascade Managing Director Rajesh Kothari, CFA, is joined by McDonald Hopkins Health Care Practice Chair Elizabeth Sullivan to take a deeper look at compliance concerning mergers and acquisitions. Learn why it is vital to have...

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The Letter of Intent – Unlocking the M&A Superpower

The Letter of Intent – Unlocking the M&A Superpower

Nonbinding does not mean unnecessary. On the surface, a Letter of Intent (LOI) may seem an unnecessary waste of time and money to clients. However, negotiating a transaction on the fly, without a guide or roadmap, consumes more time and resources overall and can cause...

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Is it time to Restructure?

Join Cascade's Managing Directors, Rajesh Kothari and Ron Miller, as they talk about the restructuring practice. Learn what restructuring really means for a business and understand how a restructuring engagement can help a company achieve its goals. Ron Miller leads...

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Restructuring and Performance Improvement

Restructuring and Performance Improvement

This episode of Cascade Conversations features Cascade Managing Directors, Ron Miller and Rajesh Kothari. Listen in as they discuss what restructuring really is, how it helps businesses and when a restructuring engagement is most beneficial.   Transcript Welcome...

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Cascade is a 22nd Annual M&A Advisor M&A Awards Finalist

Cascade is a 22nd Annual M&A Advisor M&A Awards Finalist

DETROIT, MICHIGAN, AUGUST 30, 2023 – Cascade Partners is honored to be among the finalists for the 22nd Annual M&A Advisor M&A Awards in the categories of Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year for the acquisition of Britton Vision Associates, P.C. by...

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Cascade Colleague – Emerson Fisher

Cascade Colleague – Emerson Fisher

Cascade Partners is proud of our talented and diverse team and honored they chose to build their careers with us.  Meet Emerson Fisher, Vice President – Cascade Partners. Emerson leads the execution of transactions for our clients, working hand in hand with our...

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Labor Considerations in M&A Transactions

Labor Considerations in M&A Transactions

This episode of Cascade Conversations discusses how labor regulations and labor union agreements affect all aspects of financial transactions. Check out Cascade Partners Managing Director Ron Reed, and Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC Attorney Michael Blum, as they...

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Understanding the Power of a Letter of Intent

Understanding the Power of a Letter of Intent

Raj Kothari, Managing Director of Cascade Partners, and Kevin DiDio, Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, discuss the nuances and power of a strong Letter of Intent (LOI)—it sets the scope and tone for a transaction and provides valuable protections for all parties...

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Cascade Colleague – Matt Feldman

Cascade Colleague – Matt Feldman

Meet Matt Feldman, Director, Cascade Partners! Matt’s been with the firm for over four years and brings 15 years of investment banking experience. In addition to executing transactions and business development, he helps lead the execution team staffing and recruiting...

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Unlocking the Potential of IIoT

Unlocking the Potential of IIoT

By integrating IoT sensors and devices into industrial processes, IIoT enables businesses to gather and analyze data in real-time which improves operational efficiency, reduces downtime, enhances productivity, and increases corporate value. IIoT has become increasingly critical in M&A transactions as acquirors look to jumpstart their Industry 4.0 processes.

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Cascade Colleague – Ron Miller

Cascade Colleague – Ron Miller

Distress, disruption, and economic swings sound frightening to business owners and shareholders. Ron Miller – Managing Director and lead for our Restructuring and Performance Improvement Practice, considers them a welcome challenge. This month's Cascade Colleague...

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Healthcare M&A Deal Dynamics & Compliance

Healthcare M&A Deal Dynamics & Compliance

This month's podcast has a healthcare theme. Rajesh U. Kothari, Managing Director - Cascade Partners and Elizabeth Sullivan, Healthcare Practice Care - McDonald Hopkins, discuss the financial and legal aspects of balancing compliance and regulatory considerations...

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Securing the Industrial Internet of Things

Securing the Industrial Internet of Things

While IIoT has brought significant benefits, such as improved efficiency and cost savings, it has also opened new security risks for manufacturers and risks for companies considering a merger, acquisition or financing transaction.

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Cascade Colleague – David Thomas

Cascade Colleague – David Thomas

Meet David Thomas, a Managing Director of Cascade Partners with over 30 years of investment banking experience, 14 of which were spent on Wall Street. David's journey began as an intern in the equity research department at Prudential Bache Securities. While there he...

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IT Security Preparation for Mergers & Acquisitions

IT Security Preparation for Mergers & Acquisitions

With cyber-attacks at an all-time high, the last thing needed before, during or after an M&A transaction is a security breach. Learn what's needed to protect IT assets during mergers and acquisitions in this episode of Cascade Conversations podcast edition....

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Arjun Murthy Wins MiBiz M&A Young Dealmaker of the Year!

Arjun Murthy Wins MiBiz M&A Young Dealmaker of the Year!

Grand Rapids, MI, February 27, 2023 – Cascade Partners is proud to congratulate Arjun Murthy on winning MiBiz’s Young Dealmaker of the Year! From his start in the Congressional Halls to his current position as Director at Cascade, Arjun brings outstanding talent,...

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M&A Jargon 101

M&A Jargon 101

What are they talking about? Ever wonder what all the merger and acquisition (M&A) professionals are talking about? It can sound like a completely different language, and it is. Learn what the jargon means in this Cascade Conversation with Rajesh Kothari, Cascade...

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Healthcare M&A Transaction Compliance Considerations

Healthcare M&A Transaction Compliance Considerations

Join Cascade Partners Managing Director Raj Kothari and McDonald Hopkins Health Care Practice Chair, Elizabeth Sullivan, as they discuss the unique challenges of healthcare transactions and compliance. Learn why it's important to have trusted financial and legal...

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Taxes and Transactions – Know the Complexities Involved

Taxes and Transactions – Know the Complexities Involved

In this episode of Cascade Conversations, Raj Kothari, Cascade Partners Managing Director, and Chris Ballard, Partner at Varnum, LLP, discuss the tax implications of transactions. From stock transactions to asset deals, Chris and Raj share taxation complexities and...

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Cascade Partners Finalist in 2022 M&A Advisor Awards

Cascade Partners Finalist in 2022 M&A Advisor Awards

Southfield, Michigan, September 13, 2022 – The M&A Advisor announced the finalists of the 21st Annual M&A Advisor Awards. Cascade Partners was named a finalist for three deals in seven categories — the Acquisition of AmeriTi Manufacturing by Kymera...

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Labor Considerations in M&A Transactions

Labor Considerations in M&A Transactions

This episode of Cascade Conversations discusses how labor regulations and labor union agreements affect all aspects of financial transactions. Join Cascade Partners Managing Director, Ron Reed, and Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC Attorney, Michael Blum, as they...

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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...

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Environmental Regulations & M&A Transactions

Environmental Regulations & M&A Transactions

Special guest, Michael Kulka, Founder and CEO of PM Environmental, Inc., and Cascade Partners Managing Director, Ron Reed, discuss environmental concerns businesses need to consider as they plan to either acquire or sell their business. Listen as Kulka and Reed share...

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M&A Jargon 101: What are they talking about?

M&A Jargon 101: What are they talking about?

This episode of Cascade Conversations translates M&A jargon into language we can all understand. There really is a different language to these transactions, and Raj Kothari, Cascade Managing Director and Justin Klimko, Butzel Long President and CEO, help clarify...

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IT Security Preparation for Mergers & Acquisitions

IT Security Preparation for Mergers & Acquisitions

In this episode of Cascade Conversations, Managing Director Ron Reed discusses IT security preparation for mergers and acquisitions with Claudia Rast, Butzel Long Practice Department Chair of Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity and Emerging Technology Group. Check...

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I’ve Decided to Sell My Business, Now What?

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...

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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...

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Two Leading National Online Retailers Acquired

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...

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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 buy less...

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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 of...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Hobey Baker Memorial Award Foundation

The Hobey Baker Memorial Award Foundation is 501(c)3 non-profit corporation committed to the advancement of athletic achievement, character, and sportsmanship in college and high school hockey. It was established in 1991 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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