Our Focus

Next Stage engages with clients when we think our industry knowledge and business expertise will create significant value. Our focus on certain industry sectors has allowed us to develop deep expertise and intimate relationships in these areas.

Food & Consumer

We have completed more than forty finance and M&A transactions with companies in the food and consumer products industries. From foodservice to retail, and from consumer branded to store label, we have a detailed understanding of various marketing and distribution strategies. We help mid-market consumer companies understand their unique strengths and weaknesses and position them to maximize value with buyers and investors.

Business Services

Next Stage works with providers of high-value business and professional services. We have completed more than twenty transactions across a wide range of verticals including design and creative companies, medical service providers, and legal and information services. Our focus is on capital-efficient, high value-added service businesses.

Locally Based Companies

The majority of our clients are located in Oregon or within an efficient commute from Portland. We have a deep understanding of the financing alternatives available for companies in this region, and intimate relationships in the business and professional communities. In addition to consumer and business service companies, we have completed successful engagements for niche manufacturers and wholesale distributors.