PE  Northwest Capital Appreciation

     Office Locations:

1200 Westlake Ave. North, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 206-689-5615
Fax: 206-689-5614



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Financial Services
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Media & Digital Media



    Northwest Capital Appreciation (NCA) is a Seattle-based private equity firm with the mission to acquire and build profitable middle market companies located on the West Coast of the U.S. and Western Canada. NCA partners with proven management teams to build value by making investments in the business and industrial service industries. NCA is a leading provider of private equity capital to Northwest-based companies, having invested $80 million of equity through over $200 million in total transaction value in the region. NCA has built value by making investments in leveraged buyouts, consolidations, recapitalizations and growth financings of smaller middle market companies, defined as companies with enterprise values generally from $25 to $250 million. The firm has been active since 1992, and has invested and committed over $190 million of equity capital in ten investments. The current team has been successfully investing together since 2004.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Bradford Creswell Co-Founder & Partner
    John Jacobs Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      Frontier Packaging
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      Maxum Petroleum
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      Northern Crane Services
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      Northern Frontier Corp
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      PTW Energy Services
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