Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory
The brand is the soul of every company, whether you know it or not. It is the reason why people get out of bed and go to work everyday. Brand is the set of values that guides a company. The mission to accomplish. It is the reason why your customers trust you, and repeat their business with you. At Pragma, we help companies make the most of their brands. Because at the end of the day, your word and your reputation are all that really matter.
Culture can be very healthy, or it can be incredibly off. At Pragma we help companies get the right people into their culture, and get people focused on the things that really matter. Culture is a living thing that needs to be nurtured and fostered in order to grow. The Pragma Group can help you cultivate the kind of culture to make your business thrive.
When opportunities arise, businesses have to move quickly to make the most of them. The Pragma Group can help businesses make better decisions faster, move nimbly in the right direction, and adapt quickly in a rapidly changing world.
Growing pains are more than just a nuisance. They can cost a company plenty of money, or even its future. At Pragma, we can help companies grow in the right way at the right speed; within the financial and human resources available, so that your company will be both bigger and better.
As companies grow in size, their operations need to grow with them. We are experts at the nuts and bolts of the systems and processes that you rely on to conduct your business. We can optimize the flow of work and value through your business and build the systems that are the foundation of growth.
Luck is being in the right place at the right time. Strategy is being at the right place at the right time on purpose. Once your business is operating smoothly, Pragma can help you map out a strategy to drive your business where you want to be, move-by-move, and day-by-day. With strategic thinking, you can see the big picture and make the smart decisions.
At Pragma, we literally teach the class on entrepreneurial finance at the University level. We can help you determine the proper capital structure for your strategy, and how to make the most out of your cash flow. There a endless ways to invest capital and drive returns. Which ones are right for your business?
If you want your business to live longer than you do, or if you don’t want to work every day of your life, you need to plan to exit the business. How will the business function without you? If your business is your most valuable asset, how can you protect and maximize and realize the value of your life’s work? We’ve exited our own businesses before, and have helped hundreds of other owners exit. We can help you plan to do it well.
Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory
Mergers and Acquisitions can be complicated. Whether you are selling your business, or buying your competition, or growing into new markets through acquisition, you need experienced, capable advice to guide you. Every deal is different, and we’ve been involved many transactions. We know all the tricks and all the traps. We can be your trusted guide through difficult and unfamiliar territory.
Whether the next generation is family or your key employees, it’s not easy to prepare them for sudden responsibility of running a big business. Pragma works with the next generation leadership to understand the strategy for growth and development, and can advise you along the road.
The transition to new owners strengthened the culture of the company, improved relationships with its major supplier, provided financing for growth, and allowed a successful businessman to retire knowing his family’s legacy was safe in new hands.
Hood River Distillers was the first distillery in Oregon to open after prohibition. Their first products also came from the fruit of the Hood River Valley. HRD wanted to return to its roots – perfect fit.
Pragma Group developed multiple growth strategies, and tested each of them against the cultural and financial requirements of the business. Looking at every growth strategy known to restaurants, ultimately it was decided to split the company in two.
Pragma Group helped build a world-class marketing team, and spearheaded an effort to tell the brand story in a new way. We launched a campaign in Texas, where people are serious about their smoked meats.