Cascadia Capital, a leading diversified investment bank serving middle market clients globally, is pleased to announce the hiring of Firdaus Pohowalla as a Managing Director and Head of Middle Market industry coverage. Based in Seattle, Washington, Mr. Pohowalla will focus on providing M&A and corporate finance advisory services to Cascadia’s middle market industry clients.
Mr. Pohowalla brings to Cascadia over two decades of investment banking and strategic advisory expertise, including 15 years of bulge bracket investment banking experience at Barclays and UBS Securities in New York and San Francisco. As a Managing Director at Barclays, he co-led the Restructuring and Finance Group. Prior to Barclays, he was a Vice President at UBS Securities in Leveraged Finance / Restructuring Advisory. Throughout his career, Mr. Pohowalla has led and executed over 60 transactions totaling more than $90 billion in value.
“Adding a senior team member of Firdaus’ caliber will broaden and complement the exceptional service we deliver to our clients,” said Michael Butler, Chairman & CEO of Cascadia Capital. “He has advised owners, entrepreneurs and boards across a wide variety of industries and transaction types, including M&A, special situations advisory and the full spectrum of corporate financings. His leadership and expertise are an excellent fit with our client-centric culture, and will further enhance the platform of services we offer at a time when our clients are navigating a more dynamic financial environment.”
“I am proud to join Cascadia at an exciting point in the firm’s growth trajectory, and pleased to return home to the Pacific Northwest. The market has grown tremendously and the needs of family business owners and entrepreneurs have become more complex,” said Mr. Pohowalla. “I look forward to offering independent advice and customized solutions to support our clients’ success.”
Founded in 1999, Cascadia Capital has over 40 investment banking professionals, including 13 managing directors across four cities. The team has executed over 250 transactions with more than $8 billion in value since inception.