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Cascadia Capital

April 19, 2012 09:00 ET

Cascadia Capital's Christian Schiller Named to The M&A Advisor's "40 Under 40" Western Regional List

Managing Director Honored for Contributions to Pacific Northwest Business Community and Excellence in M&A Advisory Services

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2012) - Cascadia Capital (, a diversified, boutique investment bank focused on serving both private and public growth companies in the Pacific Northwest, announced today that Christian Schiller, Managing Director of the firm's Middle Market practice, has been named a 2012 M&A Advisor "40 Under 40" Western Region honoree. Since 2010, The M&A Advisor's prestigious "40 Under 40" awards program has recognized, by region, the top business leaders under the age of 40 who demonstrate dynamic leadership and excellence in diverse facets of M&A advisory services. Schiller was chosen for his relationship-oriented business approach and outstanding track record of successful M&A transactions by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders.

"The M&A Advisor '40 Under 40' program recognizes the professional, civic and community accomplishments of emerging leaders in M&A, and it is a great privilege to be named alongside this group of my fellow west coast leaders and deal professionals," said Christian Schiller. "As a member of the Seattle and Pacific Northwest business community, I strive to serve not only as a leader in M&A, but also as a broader business resource to assist CEOs and CFOs across the region to grow their companies and expand the economic opportunities within the region. Through this work, I've gained deep insight into the business community, and see this as an opportunity of a lifetime to be part of the region's continued growth and success."

Christian leads Cascadia Capital's Middle Market practice, which is focused on sourcing and executing buyside and sellside M&A, equity and debt private placement, and strategic advisory transactions with private and public companies mainly in the Pacific Northwest. Over the past year, he has played an integral role in the successful completion of several marquee transactions, including Saltchuk's acquisition of Interstate Distributor Co. in May 2011, a deal valued in excess of $100 million, and most recently, Lowe's acquisition of Seattle-based Allied Trade Group in December 2011. As a member of the board of the Austin Family Business Program at Oregon State University, he is an active participant and leader in the family business segment across the Pacific Northwest, working proactively with family businesses to facilitate various strategic initiatives. Christian has also made significant contributions to the Seattle Community, serving on the board of Wellspring Family Services in Seattle, an organization dedicated to helping homeless families find and afford safe housing, as well as address the core issues to prevent homelessness.

"Since joining the firm in 2004, Christian has proved to be a tremendous asset to our business and the Pacific Northwest business community, successfully shepherding several high profile regional businesses through the M&A process," said Michael Butler, CEO of Cascadia Capital. "Christian's relationship-driven approach has helped build Cascadia's reputation as the go-to investment bank in the region, while earning him a reputation as an exemplary business leader in the Pacific Northwest and middle market industries across the U.S."

"In 2010 we initiated the '40 Under 40' Awards to recognize the emerging leaders of the M&A, Financing and Turnaround industries," said Roger Aguinaldo, CEO of The M&A Advisor. "I am pleased to recognize Christian Schiller as a 2012 '40 Under 40' Award Winner and bestow upon him this distinguished honor."

The M&A Advisor will recognize the 2012 honorees at a black tie awards gala on Thursday, May 31st, at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

A complete list of the winners and finalists can be found at

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 Advising. This diversification provides the firm with stability amidst market fluctuations. 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

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