Maximizing Long-Term Value

As a partner, we understand the broader impact a transaction has on our clients’ company, employees, family, wealth and personal lives. We drive success by creating custom approaches and solutions drawn from our investment savvy, corporate board experience and collective operating expertise.

We have worked with hundreds of companies and analyzed dozens of industries. We are transaction experts. We are not merely financial engineers; we look beyond the transaction to maximize long-term value and create transformative solutions.

We are able to offer more insight to our clients due to our unique experience. We have been where you are as a business owner, advisor and investor.

Our Services

There are more options to growth, financing and even realizing the value of a business than most people realize. We start by focusing on core objectives, needs and goals. At the end of the day, that’s what is important. Then we define options and the implications of each of those, so you have a real choice.

We have a vast array of skills, experience and connections to make these options a reality. Our toolbox has more than a hammer; everything we see isn’t a nail.

Financings and Recapitalizations

Whether you want to buy out a partner, make acquisitions or merely take a few chips off the table, we present opportunities which don’t require giving up control and go beyond traditional lenders and don’t require giving up control as a requirement.

Buy Side Advisory

A proactive, research-driven process has afforded us success in finding the ideal acquisition to meet our client partners’ needs. The strategy drives the deal, not the other way around.

Sell Side Advisory

Our sell side advisory services are anything but traditional. Our experience as operators and investors allows us to identify and highlight specific value drivers for potential acquirers, widening the field and maximizing value for our client partners. We always look beyond the transaction to ensure the imact to culture, customers, employees and shareholders are understood.

Private Investment

In select situations, Cascade Partners invests in lower middle market companies that are in transition or seek to accelerate growth. Our expertise and network provide the companies we invest in with capital and the resources they need to reach the next level.

Global Reach, Local Presence

Cascade Partners has sourced, closed and served clients around the globe. We have executed transactions in 5 of 7 continents. We complement our direct reach as one of 30 global partner investment banks in Geneva Group International.This includes nearly 600 accounting and law firms. These relationships add to our expertise and give direct, on the ground, access in more than 20 countries. Our extensive international experience provides optimal cross border solutions.


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

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

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   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...

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...