SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Feb 28, 2013) - Cascadia Capital, LLC, an investment bank serving both private and public growth companies around the globe, today announced that the firm is expanding the focus of its sustainable industries practice group to include, energy, the environment and sustainable technologies sectors. To help in the investment bank's growth efforts, Cascadia Capital has appointed William Nicoloff as Managing Director within the sustainable industries group. In his role, William will concentrate on the oil & gas sector, including E&P companies, pipeline & storage companies, refineries, and oil service companies.
In 2012, Cascadia Capital served as exclusive financial advisor in several marquee deals across the energy, environment and sustainable technologies sectors, specifically, World CNG's growth financing by Union Bay Capital, ReliOn's growth equity financing by Cummins, and FRX Polymers' growth equity financing.
On the heels of this momentum, Cascadia also has plans to expand its focus to include Alaskan and Canadian markets. As the oil and gas sector continues to be the center of major investor attention, regions such as, Alberta, Calgary, Edmonton and Alaska are becoming hot markets for M&A and investment. In 2013, Cascadia expects to see oil and gas industries to siphon investment dollars away from the renewable energy sector as barriers to entry continue to fall and more cost effective production and infrastructure is built out.
William Nicoloff joins Cascadia with over 18 years investment banking and transactional experience in the oil and gas sector. Prior to joining Cascadia Capital, William was a Managing Director at Bentley Associates L.P. in New York where he led the Power & Energy team, with a heavy emphasis in the oil & gas industry. In addition, William was previously a Managing Director at StoneCreek Capital in New York and Los Angeles, where he managed the Corporate Finance Group and focused on oil & gas transactions.
"Following our record fourth quarter in 2012, the expertise of our team in the energy, environment and sustainable technologies proved instrumental in the closing of key deals in the space," said Michael Butler, CEO and Chairman, of Cascadia Capital. "As we look to expand into new markets in 2013, William's specialized knowledge and experience in oil and gas deal making will round out our team and prove invaluable as the sector continues to attract investment."
"Cascadia Capital's sustainable practice group has been a leader in the investment community since the firm's inception," said William Nicoloff. "Coupled with my experience in the oil and gas sector and plans for expansion into new markets, we can bring Cascadia to the forefront deal making in the new energy economy."
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, Sustainable Industries and Middle Market -- 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.