Expert Advice for Business Ownership Transactions

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Chinook Capital Advisors provides expertise in business ownership transitions and liquidity events to small privately held businesses in the Pacific Northwest.

Your local experts for business transition and liquidity events

Ed Kirk and John O’Dore are co-founders of Chinook Capital Advisors, a local leading M&A advisory firm serving the needs of Pacific Northwest business owners.


DEEP LOCAL ROOTS. We were both born and raised here—John in Seattle and Ed in Spokane, each with family throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

PROVEN EXPERIENCE. We offer a combined 50 years of investment banking, corporate development, and operational experience related to ownership transitions. We are exclusively dedicated to serving the owners of family businesses and privately-held companies based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

TRUSTED ADVISOR. Our clients depend on us to lead them through successful business transitions, primarily full company sale and recapitalization events. We also provide other trusted advisor roles, including advisory board leadership, valuation services, and transaction preparation services for business owners—often years in advance.




5400 Carillon Point
Bldg 5000, 4th Floor
Kirkland, WA 98033


We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
— Edmund Burke