Prairie Capital Advisors brings sound advice and focused strategies to help our clients monetize or grow their business. We provide the following investment banking services to owners of middle-market companies.
The sale of a business is a time consuming and complex process. We recognize that each client’s situation is unique which is why our client’s trust us to create a comprehensive solution that meets their specific objectives. A successful transaction needs an organized and well–planned process.
M&A Buy-Side Advisory
A well-defined acquisition process is an essential part of a company’s growth strategy. Identifying and successfully integrating a target company that compliments your overall strategic goals is not easy. We help our clients execute acquisitions utilizing our deep transaction, industry and valuation expertise.
Corporate divestitures differ from the sale of private companies in many ways, and an advisor who is aware of those differences is best positioned to achieve an excellent outcome for his or her corporate clients. Some of those differences include positioning carve-out financial statements, negotiating a transition services agreement and understanding the different needs and requirements of a corporate versus a private shareholder.
Prairie assists clients in placing appropriate financing to consummate acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, fund growth opportunities, provide liquidity for shareholders or refinance existing debt obligations. Our goal is to identify the appropriate structure to meet your strategic needs. We will conduct a competitive process to help achieve the best combination of pricing and terms.
Prairie’s clients seek our guidance in evaluating major strategic decisions, such as mergers and acquisitions, family business succession, management buyouts, divestitures, special situations and financing opportunities. We advise boards of directors, special committees, and management teams to help determine the best path to maximizing long-term value for shareholders.
Employee Benefit Due Diligence
When considering a merger or acquisition, it is important to understand the target company’s employee benefit plans for negotiation and risk management purposes. Prairie’s team has experience with qualified retirement plans, non-qualified deferred compensation and health and welfare programs. We can help you understand the cash flow impact of these programs as well as the risk of unexpected future contribution requirements and compliance risks to correct prior to the transaction.
Prairie Capital Advisors has an international M&A alliance with Eaton Square, a cross-border M&A and capital service provider with over 100 senior professionals across U.S., Canada, China & Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, U.K., Switzerland, Singapore and Israel. This collaborative alliance enables Prairie to combine our expertise with that of Eaton Square’s network of global M&A professionals to better serve our clients. The M&A market is global, and the addition of local market insights and expertise will help supplement Prairie’s current cross-border efforts.