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Chinook Industry Spotlight: Distribution Q1 2023

  • North American distribution M&A deal volume decreased on a quarterly basis through 2022. Q4 2022 deal count was down 35% from the same quarter last year.
  • Despite the emerging headwinds of 2022, the last two years have been busy for investors across distribution subsectors as interest rates were at a record low, capital was readily available, and numerous sellers were ready to transition ownership.
  • In 2022, 58% of M&A buyers were public or private strategics and 42% were private equity platforms or add-ons.

About Chinook Capital Advisors:

Chinook Capital Advisors, based in Kirkland, WA, is a leading M&A advisory firm serving the needs of Pacific Northwest business owners. We help businesses prepare for and execute business ownership transition events.

Our expertise includes sell-side advisory/seller representation services, recapitalizations, advisory board/transaction preparation services, and other services including business valuation and debt advisory. Chinook serves many of the key industries that drive the Pacific Northwest economy, including manufacturing, distribution, business services, technology, healthcare products & services, and consumer products & services.

We welcome inquiries from business owners wanting to discuss business valuation, M&A market updates, or how to build value towards a future exit or recapitalization.