Based on criteria set by the client we search out target companies and verify the shareholders’ willingness to sell. In addition, we mine our own database of opportunities.
We often provide investors with a quick evaluation of opportunities before they allocate significant time and resources pursuing them.
Within a few days the investor receives an assessment of the opportunity with focus on:
When considering the purchase of a company, we are able to provide clients with services that will be tailored to your goals and requirements..
Typically, we provide one of the following services (or combination):
The key for achieving the desired returns of the investment is a successful integration of the target with your business. That includes, among others:
In the preparation phase the client will receive:
The result will be an increased demand for the company, and a significant increase in the price that interested parties will be ready to pay.
We have been active on the market for more than 20 years and have access to a wide network of investors with available resources.
We provide clients with a list of perspective buyers, will approach them and entice their interest in buying the clients’ company. This happens on an anonymous basis to prevent spread of information on the potential sale.
In the event the client is already in the negotiations, we can bring other parties “to the table” and strengthen your negotiation position significantly.
Based on the clients’ preferences and utilising our experience from more than 200 transactions, we will manage the sale process till successful closing. Typically this includes:
Each incremental change in profit is reflected multiple times in value of your company.
We are ready to cover all aspects of the transaction so your management team can focus on maximizing the company's performance.
Within days we will deliver:
Detailed valuation and suggestions for maximalisation of value
In addition to quick valuation the client will obtain:
Good preparation for negotiations with a buyer is crucial for increasing the buyer’s interest and achieving the best possible conditions of the deal.
The result of the negotiated price for a prepared and unprepared company can differ by 20 to 30 %.
Within few days we can provide clients with an initial valuation and outline of opportunities for further development of the target.
At the same time, we can examine price expectations of the shareholders and the possibility of bank financing.
Detailed Valuation based on Due Diligence
We are ready to perform detailed commercial and business Due Diligence of the target company.
Clients will obtain:
We are a certified appraisal agency in the areas of Economics and Management registered with the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic.
We can deliver appraisals of businesses, real estate, machinery, stock or other assets.
In the Czech Republic and other jurisdictions, we can arrange for appraisals through our partners with certifications.
Most common situation when appraisals are required by law are:
Clients looking to expand or improve performance of their company or generally increase its value can utilise the following services:
Performance improvement requires competence in and experience with change management. When needed we can bring trained professionals for various positions (CEO, CFO, COO, CBD) to manage the change or for crisis management.
in the field of purchase, sale and appreciation of companies.
for companies and their owners for more than 20 years.
We managed 25 companies, under our stewardship they achieved an increase in their profitability, brought in new business, secured resources for development, or guided companies out of a crisis situation.
Our long track record includes not only selling and buying companies but also their management and development. We have completed dozens of successful projects in industry, energy, retail, healthcare and other sectors for local and global clients.
We understand the effort and competence required to realise your projects. We are ready to deploy a team of professionals to assist you in achieving your goals. Highest quality and total commitment are our trademark.
We dispose with an extensive network of contacts with investors seeking for opportunities to allocate their resources. We have earned the reputation of a trusted and reliable advisor. An opportunity presented by ProRate will not pass unnoticed.
Long-term loyalty and recurring cooperation are the best proof of our clients’ satisfaction. On average we work on more than three projects with any one client.
transactions per client
Sale of 47,7% share in NAY, a.s., the largest retailer of electronics in Slovakia, to Enterprise Investors.
Assistance with building the group's presence in CEE region through acquisitions in Czechia, Slovakia, Croatia, Romania and others.
Target company valuation, design of the business model.
Acquisition of trasformers-division of Škoda Energo, Plzeň.
Advising the main shareholder of leading Czech office furniture producer on the sale to Royal Ahrend group and on the following add-on acquisition.
Sale of ARAVER, major car dealer and service provider for ŠKODA, VW, SEAT and KIA, to the company EURO CAR.
Purchase of 100% share in EUROMEDIA GROUP, largest publishing house and book distributor in Czechia and Slovakia, to Bertelsmann SE & Co.
Assistance to shareholders of Kofola group with the realisation of business development activities and the related financing.
Acquisition of transformers-division of Energetické strojírny Brno.
Preparation of business model, strategic and financial advisory, an increase of the value of the company.
Assisting two long-term co-owners with settling mutual relations following the split of the company.
Preparation of the planning, reporting and controlling model for the company.
The entry of strategic investor in the company Borcad, a leading and innovative producer of train seats, gynecological seats and maternity beds.
Advisory to the owners of leading water heaters producer on the sale to Swedish group NIBE.
Expert appraisals for several acquisitions of office buildings in Bratislava.
Acquisition of 100 % share in the group ELECTRO WORLD, leading retailer of consumer electronics from Dixons Retail plc.
Sale of Slavia Tools, the regional leader in welding products to a strategic partner.
Advisory to the shareholders of LUX-IDent s.r.o., a producer of RFID transponders, on sale to the global group Assa Abloy.
Sale of 100 % shares of insurance company KONTINUITA to Wiener Städtische Allgemeine Versicherung.
Advisory in the field of business development, financial modelling.
Advisory on the transition to a new financing model.
Financing of the development of 360 apartments for the company PSA Peugeot Citroën.
Assistance with a planned acquisition of the Bratislava water supply and sewerage company.
Assistance with the acquisition of the company NEXT, a leading producer of safety doors.
Sale of subsidiary VYDIS, a.s. The buyer was the private equity fund Genesis Capital.
Assistance with the financing of new hospital development.
Assistance to a private investor with the acquisition of company SPARKYS and consequent consolidation of toys retail in Czechia.
Strategic consulting, market studies and analysis.
Advisory on entry to Slovak market through acquisition.
Transfer pricing study covering the Czech, Slovak, Polish and Hungarian market for ING PROPERTY FUND CENTRAL EUROPE.
Strategic and financial advisory for the largest producer of extruded PE films and PP binding tapes in Czechia.
Financing of new premises for the Institute of cardiac and vascular diseases in central Slovakia.
Advisory on a planned acquisition of a 220MWe powerplant with a steam-gas cycle by PPC, a.s., the largest independent energy producer.
Restructuring and sale of franchises NEXT and Mothercare in Czech, Slovakia and Hungary.
Acquisition of 100% share in mineral water producer Stredoslovenské žriedla a.s.
Search for acquisition targets in central Europe and assistance with the acquisition of IMA, s.r.o.
Planned acquisition of Stredoslovenská energetika, a.s.
Preparation of financing and forecasting model of newly built hospital Medissimo.
Expansion of a refractory producing group and its consequent sale to SEEIF Ceramic.
Sale of 50% share in Living.sk, a network of real-estate portals and information system for real-estate portfolio management to Petit Press, a.s.
Acquisition, restructuring and sale of insurance company Lipa.
A planned acquisition of 55 % share in Nafta Gbely by the second-largest gas carrier in the world.
Advisory to shareholders of occupational health care provider on sale to EUROCLINICUM group.
Investment loan for the financing of new ski lifts.
Sale of Pěkný-Unimex s.r.o. , a producer of spices and spice mixes under the brand AVOKÁDO. The buyer was a polish group PRYMAT.
Business model and valuation of the steam-gas cycle power plant.
Advisory on expansion to Balcan and Russian Federation.
Financial model and valuation of a newly built water park.
The cooperation resulted in several successful acquisitions abroad and my trust in ProRate as a professional advisor."
BEZ TRANSFORMÁTORY, a.s.
Agreeable people, experienced experts and managers with a passion for their work and caring for the client needs."
Panta Rhei, s.r.o.
I appreciated the professionality and competence on par with global consulting companies combined with flexibility and personal approach often lacked by the bigger players."
CEO and main shareholder
When approached by an investor, the advisors recommended a broader process, which led to dramatically improved conditions of the deal. Our lifelong effort has thus been well rewarded."
Družstevní závody Dražice – strojírna s r.o.
The commitment, experience and competence of the ProRate team turned out to be instrumental for the finalisation of the project."
I appreciate above all their entrepreneurial approach, competence and reliability."
I appreciate the high level of professionality and prompt response to our needs."
In the negotiation process, they gained my trust and saved our resources by seeing “around the corner” and being one step ahead."
Schill Dental Clinic
My understanding of what it meant to sell the company was limited. ProRate have guided me through the whole process and helped me harvest the fruit of my years-long work."
CEO and main shareholder
Together we have achieved the defined goal, ProRate was always a step ahead."
JANDL marketing a reklama, s.r.o
Their independent view often brings up facts that would otherwise have remained unseen by me."
The consultants and managers have demonstrated very good orientation in the issue and flexibility with regard to the project’s needs."
I very much appreciate the added value, the cooperation was on par with my expectations."
Schill Dental Clinic s.r.o.
The colleagues have been most helpful for the expansion of our group as well as its sale to a regional leader."
Refravit Group a.s.