July 2015

Laird Norton Company has made an investment in WISErg

Laird Norton Company has made an investment in WISErg, a hybrid technology company that combines bio-, clean-, and high-tech systems to create a revolutionary solution for managing urban-generated organics and converting them into high value fertilizer. LNC’s investment in WISErg demonstrates its commitment to environmentally sustainable products and services.

March 2015

Laird Norton Company has made an investment in Zevia LLC

Laird Norton Company has made an investment in Zevia LLC, a leading producer of a line of naturally sweetened, zero calorie sodas. With formulas that are certified vegan, Kosher and gluten free, Zevia offers 15 flavors that provide consumers with a better-for-you alternative to sugary, artificially sweetened sodas. LNC’s investment in Zevia extends its commitment to the  [...]

December 2014

Unico’s buying spree continues with $70M acquisition of Brooks’ new HQ

A joint venture of Unico Properties and Laird Norton Properties has bought Stone34, the new super-green office/retail building that houses Brooks Sports’ headquarters in the Fremont/Wallingford area of Seattle. Unico and Laird Norton Properties paid Skanska USA Commercial Development nearly $70.1 million for the asset, according to a deed that was recorded with King County  [...]

December 2014

New boss at expanding company: Laird Norton Properties

Nick Pavelich is the new president of Laird Norton Properties, the newly named company that has more than $400 million in assets. Formerly known as TimberRiver, Laird Norton Properties is only eight years old. That’s much younger than its parent company, the soon-to-be 160-year-old Laird Norton Co., which two Norton brothers and a cousin from  [...]

November 2014

Laird Norton joins in Call for Action on Climate Change

SEATTLE – November 2, 2014. The Laird Norton Company has joined with over 80 Washington businesses by signing the Washington Business Climate Declaration to seek action on climate change to protect the Northwest’s natural assets and outstanding quality of life. The Washington Business Climate Declaration is a companion to the nationwide Climate Declaration, which currently  [...]

September 2014

Northern Lights Capital Group and Treasury Group Announce Merger

Northern Lights Capital Group, a private equity firm with offices in Seattle and Denver in which Laird Norton Company (“LNC”) is a significant investor, has announced a combination transaction with Treasury Group Limited (“Treasury Group” (ASX: TRG)), a publicly-traded company headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Northern Lights and Treasury Group will each contribute their businesses to  [...]

August 2014


SEATTLE—August 12, 2014. The Laird Norton Company (LNC), a seventh-generation family-owned company headquartered in Seattle, announced today the company’s investment to acquire majority ownership of Fusion Education Group, a 20-campus private education company that provides one student-one teacher classrooms customized to the needs of each student. From a single school in 2010, Fusion has grown  [...]

April 2013

The Laird Norton Company Commits to Winona Capital Partners II

Laird Norton Company has extended its partnership with Winona Capital Management through a major commitment to Winona Capital Partners II, LP. Laird Norton Company is the founding investor of Winona Capital Management, a Chicago based private equity firm focused on growth capital investments in consumer brands and companies. LNC’s funding commitment follows its initial investment  [...]

January 2013

WHV Investment Management appoints Dr. Andrew Turner as CEO and President (BUSINESS WIRE)

Andrew Turner oversees the WHV’s operations and strategic direction, and will focus on investment strategies. Prior to joining WHV, Andy co-founded Northern Lights Capital Group and held various leadership positions at Russell Investment Group. “As WHV embarks on an aggressive growth strategy, new markets will be an essential ingredient,” said W. Kurt Hauser, WHV chairman.  [...]

October 2012

Historic Winona Building Restored to Original Form