Middle Market Focus
At Prairie, we help identify the issues related to the goals of business owners, work with them to define priorities and develop a comprehensive action plan and timeline. We complement the business owner’s existing advisors to help educate, evaluate, strategize and execute on transactions that meet shareholder goals.
The professionals at Prairie have advised corporate boards, special committees, management, and other fiduciaries of private and middle-market companies to help achieve their growth and transition objectives.
Prairie recognizes the personal and emotional investment business owners have in their companies. Prairie’s seasoned investment bankers will work hard to become a trusted advisor, offering innovative solutions, driving positive results for our clients through honest and independent advice.
We provide services directly to business owners, as well as support their trusted advisors including bankers, attorneys, accountants and wealth advisors. The professionals at Prairie bring ideas to the table, help their clients understand transaction alternatives, evaluate pros & cons and then see the transaction through to conclusion.
Prairie can help strengthen client relationships by providing creative strategies for growing, transitioning or sustaining a clients’ business. Our team of professionals provide objective corporate finance and investment banking advisory services to owners of privately held businesses contemplating the fractional or total transition of ownership to employees, managers or outside buyers. We excel at listening and understanding the needs of advisor’s clients, and can construct a transaction that is optimal for their particular situation.
We have experience in structuring all types of customized ownership transition strategies, and can help support advisor’s client engagements. Whether advisor clients need assistance with a valuation, an ESOP feasibility analysis, equity incentive plan, or mergers and acquisitions (M&A), they can feel confident that our unbiased guidance will help achieve the goals of their client.
Partnerships to Support Middle Market Companies
Prairie is a founding member of Certified Employee-Owned (Certified EO), a marketing and certification program for employee-owned companies. Employee ownership is valued by employees, consumers, and business leaders alike. Certified EO helps employee-owned companies capture the potential of EO to increase sales and recruit top talent while spreading awareness of this vital concept. Certified EO helps consumers, businesses and employees know when they’re dealing with EO companies. Prairie is excited to be part of this strong community of employee owners to make employee ownership a differentiator in the marketplace. To learn more about Certified EO, please visit www.certifiedeo.com
Great Game of Business
Prairie is a proud sponsor of the Great Game of Business (GGOB). The GGOB has been practicing and teaching the power of open book management for over 35 years. The implementation of the GGOB practices creates an ownership culture mindset that drives company performance and value to the benefit of all. This is powerful when preparing your company for transition – whichever path is chosen. To learn more about the Great Game of Business, go to www.greatgame.com or call 1.800.386.2752.