A Leading M&A Advisory Firm

Serving Business Owners in the Pacific Northwest

WHY CHINOOK?

LOCAL FOCUS

TEAM APPROACH

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE

PROVEN RESULTS

Serving Owners of Privately Held Businesses with Expert M&A Advice

We focus exclusively on privately-held and family-owned businesses based in the Pacific Northwest. This is our home. We understand the region and offer a deep and well-established network of local investors and professionals to serve our clients. We take a long-term approach to building extensive relationships with our clients.

Our team draws on relevant experience in corporate development, investment banking, tax compliance, and legal planning. We hold several credentials including Business Valuation and AM&AA certifications. Each client experiences the full benefits of our entire team, which enables us to meet tight deadlines and maintain momentum through close.

Proven Experience & Results

50

Years of Team Experience

100

Total Team Transactions

82

Close Rate of Sell-Side Engagements

Our Services

Sell-Side Advisory

Representing the owner(s) in a project-managed sell-side process where the primary goal is a majority or full-sale of the business.

Recaps & MBO’s

Recapitalize the business with new outside capital from Private Equity, or to facilitate key employees to gain significant ownership.

Preparing for a Transaction

Assess key value drivers and partner with the owners and management with a plan to maximize value over time ahead of a potential transaction.

Other Advisory Services

Value-added services include business valuation, debt advisory and buy-side advisory services.

Serving Industries That Drive Our Pacific Northwest Economy.

  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Business Services
  • Technology
  • Healthcare Products & Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
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What Our Clients Have To Say

I was greatly impressed by the wide spectrum of support and services Chinook was able to deploy throughout the process - from learning the many nuances of our business, to finding well-matched suitors, to managing and navigating the complex stages of closing the deal. They have a true full-service organization and it seemed that every bit of that capability was needed to get over the finish line.

JAY GOODFRIENDFORMER SHAREHOLDER, SYNTONIC MICROWAVE, PORTLAND, OR

Chinook’s business insight and advice to the management team helped position our company as an attractive acquisition. Their knowledge of potential investors and their strategic approach of introducing our company to investors resulted in a premium valuation for the business and a successful sale. I would recommend Chinook Capital without qualifications to other family, small or medium sized businesses.

STEVE RALLISONFORMER CEO, FIRST PACIFIC CORPORATION, SALEM, OR

Chinook Capital Advisors understood and embraced our goal of finding a buyer who would take care of our employees, maintain the company's legacy and culture, and offer fair market value for the business. Chinook was the perfect partner because of their commitment to transparency, and ability to communicate, as well as their marketing, finance and transactional expertise.

JAN SIERSFORMER CEO, ATLAS SUPPLY, SEATTLE, WA

We feel very blessed that we chose to hire Chinook Capital Advisors. Only due to Chinook’s transactional experience coupled with their ‘never give up’ attitude, were we able to find the right strategic partner to help grow the business and close on a deal that we are very satisfied with. Chinook provided invaluable advice, expertise and partnership throughout the process.

STEVE MORRIS & SUSAN DOYLESIBLINGS & FORMER 2ND-GENERATION SHAREHOLDERS, SEAWESTERN, KIRKLAND, WA

Chinook was able to present our company to the market in such a way that we had multiple offers at valuations exceeding our expectations. We were able to select a strategic buyer that was the best possible partner for our company to pursue new growth opportunities. I am confident the owner will maintain the legacy of our company. Chinook could not have done a better job of taking our company to market.

JOHN ITTESFORMER OWNER, ATLAS SUPPLY, SEATTLE, WA

The Chinook team performed an exhaustive search to find the ideal partner to accelerate the growth of the company. I was extremely pleased with how well Chinook managed the process, making sure I understood every step along the way. I am excited to partner with Rexel; their team shares Utility Supply Group’s core mission of putting our customers and people first.

WADE ELLIOTTFORMER PRESIDENT, UTILITY SUPPLY GROUP, KINGSTON, WA

Chinook was able to guide me through a very complex process and was a pleasure to work with. I was very impressed by the level of their support and services. They ran a very professional process that yielded numerous offers. As a result, I was able to select the ideal buyer for my business and I found that in PalAmerican.

JEFF KIRBYFORMER PRESIDENT, PUGET SOUND SECURITY, BELLEVUE, WA
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WE WORK WITH CLIENTS THROUGHOUT THE

PACIFIC NORTHWEST

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Most Recent Chinook Research

The Chinook Report

This report, published twice a year, provides an update on M&A activity, focusing on global, national, and Pacific Northwest trends. Selected transactions are profiled with an Enterprise Value (EV) between $10 million and $50 million.

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JOHN O’DORE
Co-Founder
Chinook Capital Advisors
john@chinookadvisors.com
office: 425.576.4168
mobile: 425.985.7617

ED KIRK
Co-Founder
Chinook Capital Advisors
ed@chinookadvisors.com
office: 425.576.4166
mobile: 425.753.0989

Office Location

5400 Carillon Point Bldg 5000, 4th Floor
Kirkland, WA 98033
info@chinookadvisors.com
T:425.576.4165