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Cascadia Capital Enters 2013 With Strong Momentum From Record Fourth Quarter


March 6, 2013 - SEATTLE, WA

Cascadia Capital, LLC, an investment bank serving both private and public growth companies around the globe, today announced that the firm closed a record fourth quarter in 2012, with 9 deals closing in the last month of the year. This success is widely based on the firm's expertise across the Information Technology, Middle Market and Energy, Environment & Sustainable Technologies sectors. On the heels of this momentum, Cascadia Capital is announcing the appointment of John Siegler as Managing Director. In his role, John will focus on consumer Internet and media convergence, mobile marketing and applications, and technology-enabled consumer businesses, as well as traditional consumer products, retailers and restaurants.

Cascadia's marquee deals from the fourth quarter include Thomson Reuters acquisition of LearnLive, Union Bay Capital's growth equity financing of World CNG, Goode Partners' recapitalization of Dave's Killer Bread, Great Hill Partners' strategic investment in IntApp, and Daily Journal's acquisition of New Dawn Technologies.

John Siegler joins Cascadia Capital with over 30 years of investment banking experience in which he has completed more than 200 transactions. He specializes in both M&A transactions targeting both strategic and financial buyers, and raising institutional debt and equity for proven growth companies. Prior to joining Cascadia, John was the Managing Partner and Founder of Capital Run LLC, a Seattle-based investment bank executing middle market technology, consumer, healthcare, and business services transactions. Previously, he developed the digital media, "big data" software, and mobile technology practice for America's Growth Capital in Menlo Park, CA. Prior to AGC, he established and directed the corporate finance operations for Volpe Brown Whelan and Dain Rauscher Wessels in Seattle.

John has advised on IPO's, private placements, fairness opinions and merger and acquisition transactions for a broad variety of companies in the local market including Aventail, Avtech, Outback Power, BSquare, Gart Sports, InfoSpace, Issaquah Dental, Julep.com, KJM, Blue Sea Systems, Nanostring Technologies, Pet's Choice, Nordstrom.com, Pacific Coast Restaurants, Rosella's Fruit & Produce, Seattle Hospitality, Silicon Energy, and Wycoff Farms. National transactions in John's portfolio also include WeddingChannel.com, Amgen, House of Blues, USA.net, Avocent, Medical Arts Press, Harris Interactive, Heat-N-Glo, Cabela's, and Crocs. He is a director of the Casey Health Institute (Washington DC) and Seattle's ACT Theatre.

"Cascadia drove a surge in M&A and growth equity financing transactions last year to mark a highly successful end to 2012," said Michael Butler, CEO and Chairman of Cascadia Capital. "As we enter 2013, Cascadia is uniquely positioned to continue this momentum based on our deep industry relationships and deal experience. John's appointment will further fuel our growth based on his domain expertise and longstanding involvement in the Pacific Northwest business community."

"Cascadia Capital has a proven track record of bringing the right combination of relationships, expertise and transaction experience to the table for its clients," said John Siegler. "By connecting my business networks to others within Cascadia Capital, we can create new synergies, providing the best and most strategic advice to drive meaningful transactions for high growth companies across the Pacific Northwest."

About Cascadia Capital, LLC
Cascadia Capital is a diversified, boutique investment bank serving both private and public growth companies around the globe. Cascadia's business is diversified in terms of the industries the firm covers -- Information Technology, Middle Market, and Energy, Environment, & Sustainable Technologies -- and in terms of the range of advisory services it provides -- Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Financing and Strategic Advisory Services. Cascadia is a pure advisory firm, and unlike other investment banks, is not conflicted by trading, lending, research or cross-selling business. For over a decade, the firm has delivered the best outcomes for clients based on its transaction experience, domain expertise and commitment to building long-term relationships. Cascadia always acts in the long-term interests of clients, and honors its position as a trusted advisor. For more information, visit http://www.cascadiacapital.com.

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Barokas Public Relations for Cascadia Capital
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