Meridian Capital and Orca Capital Partner to Expand Western U.S. Presence
Published October 4, 2022
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – October 4, 2022 – Meridian Capital LLC (“Meridian”), a leading independent middle market M&A advisory firm in the Western U.S. is pleased to announce the addition of Randy Moe and Orca Capital (“Orca”). Located in Portland, Oregon, Orca has provided expert merger and acquisition advisory services to emerging growth and middle market companies in the region for over three decades.
The addition of Orca and the new presence in Portland further strengthens Meridian’s ability to serve clients in the Western U.S. and Intermountain markets. “This initiative aligns with our mission to offer business owners of leading middle market companies with a unique combination of industry coverage, local resources, and a client-first mindset,” said Brian Murphy, President and Managing Director at Meridian Capital.
Randy Moe, President of Orca Capital, brings over 25 years of investment banking experience to the Meridian platform. Joining Orca Capital as a Managing Director in 2014, he became President of the firm in 2019. Prior to joining Orca in 2014, Randy was a Director in Citigroup’s Technology Investment Banking Group in Palo Alto, CA. Randy received his M.B.A. with honors from the Anderson School at UCLA and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace) from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Randy will be a Managing Director at Meridian and remain based in Portland.
“Finding a partner like Meridian Capital is a great opportunity to build a premier investment banking platform and expand our reach in the Western U.S. The additional scale and industry coverage we can provide existing and future clients is truly exceptional,” said Randy Moe.
“We are excited to continue our growth trajectory by partnering with Randy Moe and Orca Capital. Randy brings multi-decades of experience in investment banking and M&A advisory. Randy and his team have an exceptional reputation and track record of prioritizing and achieving client goals across $12 billion of transactions,” commented Brian Murphy.
This announcement represents continued growth momentum for Meridian and comes just two months after announcing the opening of the firm’s Salt Lake City office, and 20 months after Meridian’s acquisition of the Seattle division of Moss Adams Capital.
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About Meridian Capital
Founded in 1995, Meridian Capital is a Seattle-based M&A advisory firm, advising business owners on complex corporate finance, M&A and strategic challenges for over 26 years. The firm differentiates itself through its deep industry insights, highly customized service approach, and end-to-end commitment to execution. With a unique combination of professionals with financial, transactional, and operational expertise, Meridian offers the depth and breadth of experience required to serve leading middle market companies in multiple sectors including aerospace & defense, business services, consumer, diversified industrials, food & beverage, technology, and telecommunications.