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Assisting with mergers and acquisitions and helping companies grow for more than 20 years.

Our track record includes dozens of successful projects for both local clients and global companies.

We understand business.
We are ProRate.

Our services

Acquisitions and Investments
    • Locating the proper target
    • Achieving the desired terms
    • Arranging financing
Sale of Company, Entry of Investor
    • Finding the investor or buyer
    • Attracting additional investors and generating demand for the company
    • Maximizing the achieved price
Valuations and Appraisals
    • Valuation from a valuation  expert
    • Expert consultations
Value creation and company development
    • Increase in profitability
    • New business
    • Securing resources for development
Acquisitions and Investments
Locating Targets

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:

  • Feasibility of the transaction
  • Attractivity of the target company
Acquisition & Financing

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):

  • Due diligence of the business model, economics, and management of the target
  • Identification of opportunities for development and increase of profitability
  • Valuation
  • Drafting of the offer (Letter of Intent, Binding Offer)
  • Negotiations, management of the transaction, coordination of other advisors
  • Preparation of Due Diligence Report
  • Drafting and commenting of transaction documentation (share purchase agreement etc.)
Performance Management

The key for achieving the desired returns of the investment is a successful integration of the target with your business. That includes, among others:

  • Setting the competency matrix
  • Harmonization of management processes, communication, corporate culture, as well as
  • Realization of potential growth opportunities.

For further information or to arrange a non-binding consultation, call +420 277 771 213 or write to: info@prorate.eu.

Sale of Company, Entry of Investor
Preparation

In the preparation phase the client will receive:

  • Analysis of opportunities for company development and profitability increase
  • Valuation with arguments to support sale negotiations
  • Tailored information materials for investors
  • Discreet verification of the financing of the transaction.

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.

Finding the buyer

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.

Closing the transaction

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:

  • Communication with interested parties, providing them with information based on their inquiries
  • Solicitation of a written offer
  • Negotiation of detailed conditions of the transaction
  • Organization of Due Diligence process and Data Room
  • Advice on concluding purchase and sales documentation (legal agreements)

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.


For further information or to arrange a non-binding consultation, call +420 277 771 213 or write to: info@prorate.eu.

Valuations and Appraisals
Are you selling?

Quick valuation

Within days we will deliver:

  • Valuation of your business based on an expert’s opinion
  • Oral consultation regarding the valuation methods
 

Detailed valuation and suggestions for maximalisation of value

In addition to quick valuation the client will obtain:

  • Detailed valuation report,
  • Identification of areas for growth and performance improvement of your business
  • Written arguments to support your negotiations regarding company value
  • Expert consultation

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 %.

Are you buying?

Quick valuation

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:

  • Due Diligence report to serve as a basis for both transaction documentation (share purchase agreement and related documentation) and for the bank financing.
  • Detailed valuation report including identification of opportunities for development and evaluation of possible synergies.
Expert Appraisals for official use

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:

  • change of legal form of the business,
  • non-monetary capital contribution,
  • sale of assets among related parties,
  • revaluation of assets and liabilities as part of company transformation,
  • litigation (determination of damage and lost profit).

For further information or to arrange a non-binding consultation, call +420 277 771 213 or write to: info@prorate.eu.

Value creation and company development

Clients looking to expand or improve performance of their company or generally increase its value can utilise the following services:

  • Identification of areas for expansion and increase of profitability
  • Business development (search for and brokerage of business opportunities)
  • Entry of strategic partner
  • Assessment and optimisation of production processes
  • Bank and equity financing

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.


For further information or to arrange a non-binding consultation, call +420 277 771 213 or write to: info@prorate.eu.

About us

WHO WE ARE

Independent consulting company

in the field of purchase, sale and appreciation of companies.

We provide professional and effective solutions

for companies and their owners for more than 20 years.

We are not only consultants, but also successful managers.

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.

WHAT ARE WE GOOD AT

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.

OUR NUMBERS

15

countries

300+

transactions

100+

clients

3

transactions per client

Our references

We enjoy the trust of global corporations as well as local leaders.

We work for

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NAY a.s.

Sale of 47,7% share in NAY, a.s., the largest retailer of electronics in Slovakia, to Enterprise Investors.

sale

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Skupina COLAS

Assistance with building the group's presence in CEE region through acquisitions in Czechia, Slovakia, Croatia, Romania and others.

purchase

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ESET

Target company valuation, design of the business model.

consulting

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BEZ TRANSFORMÁTORY

Acquisition of trasformers-division of Škoda Energo, Plzeň.

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techo

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

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Araver

Sale of ARAVER, major car dealer and service provider for ŠKODA, VW, SEAT and KIA, to the company EURO CAR.

sale

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ARRAVIET

Purchase of 100% share in EUROMEDIA GROUP, largest publishing house and book distributor in Czechia and Slovakia, to Bertelsmann SE & Co.

purchase

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Kofola

Assistance to shareholders of Kofola group with the realisation of business development activities and the related financing.

expansion

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BEZ TRANSFORMÁTORY

Acquisition of transformers-division of Energetické strojírny Brno.

purchase

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agrall

Preparation of business model, strategic and financial advisory, an increase of the value of the company.

consulting

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ALBI

Assisting two long-term co-owners with settling mutual relations following the split of the company.

sale

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Bratislava Airport

Preparation of the planning, reporting and controlling model for the company.

consulting

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BORCAD

The entry of strategic investor in the company Borcad, a leading and innovative producer of train seats, gynecological seats and maternity beds.

sale

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DZ Dražice

Advisory to the owners of leading water heaters producer on the sale to Swedish group NIBE.

sale

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Heitman International

Expert appraisals for several acquisitions of office buildings in Bratislava.

consulting

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NAY

Acquisition of 100 % share in the group ELECTRO WORLD, leading retailer of consumer electronics from Dixons Retail plc.

purchase

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SLAVIA TOOLS a.s.

Sale of Slavia Tools, the regional leader in welding products to a strategic partner.

sale

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LUX - IDent s.r.o.

Advisory to the shareholders of LUX-IDent s.r.o., a producer of RFID transponders, on sale to the global group Assa Abloy.

sale

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Pojišťovna KONTINUITA

Sale of 100 % shares of insurance company KONTINUITA to Wiener Städtische Allgemeine Versicherung.

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Dalkia

Advisory in the field of business development, financial modelling.

consulting

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Diocese of Litoměřice

Advisory on the transition to a new financing model.

consulting

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BK Group

Financing of the development of 360 apartments for the company PSA Peugeot Citroën. 

financing

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Veolia Energia Slovakia

Assistance with a planned acquisition of the Bratislava water supply and sewerage company.

purchase

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SOLODOOR

Assistance with the acquisition of the company NEXT, a leading producer of safety doors.

purchase

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ALTRON, a.s.

Sale of subsidiary VYDIS, a.s. The buyer was the private equity fund Genesis Capital.

sale

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VÚSCH

Assistance with the financing of new hospital development.

consulting

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SPARKYS, s.r.o.

Assistance to a private investor with the acquisition of company SPARKYS and consequent consolidation of toys retail in Czechia.

purchase

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Tower Automotive

Strategic consulting, market studies and analysis.

consulting

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WEILER

Advisory on entry to Slovak market through acquisition.

purchase

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ING Real Estate

Transfer pricing study covering the Czech, Slovak, Polish and Hungarian market for ING PROPERTY FUND CENTRAL EUROPE.

consulting

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Granitol

Strategic and financial advisory for the largest producer of extruded PE films and PP binding tapes in Czechia.

consulting

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SÚSCCH

Financing of new premises for the Institute of cardiac and vascular diseases in central Slovakia.

consulting

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AES

Advisory on a planned acquisition of a 220MWe powerplant with a steam-gas cycle by PPC, a.s., the largest independent energy producer.

purchase

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NEXT

Restructuring and sale of franchises NEXT and Mothercare in Czech, Slovakia and Hungary.

sale

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NESTLÉ

Acquisition of 100% share in mineral water producer Stredoslovenské žriedla a.s.

purchase

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WITTE automotive

Search for acquisition targets in central Europe and assistance with the acquisition of IMA, s.r.o.

expansion

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Union Fenosa

Planned acquisition of Stredoslovenská energetika, a.s.

purchase

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SI Medical

Preparation of financing and forecasting model of newly built hospital Medissimo.

consulting

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REFRAVIT Group

Expansion of a refractory producing group and its consequent sale to SEEIF Ceramic.

expansion

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FAT CHILLI

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.

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Synergy

Acquisition, restructuring and sale of insurance company Lipa.

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TransCanada

A planned acquisition of 55 % share in Nafta Gbely by the second-largest gas carrier in the world.

purchase

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Kardia s.r.o.

Advisory to shareholders of occupational health care provider on sale to EUROCLINICUM group.

sale

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SKI Jasná

Investment loan for the financing of new ski lifts.

financing

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AVOKÁDO

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.

sale

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Slovenský plynárenský priemysel

Business model and valuation of the steam-gas cycle power plant.

consulting

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BEZ TRANSFORMÁTORY

Advisory on expansion to Balcan and Russian Federation.

expansion

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AquaCity Poprad

Financial model and valuation of a newly built water park.

consulting

SAID ABOUT US

I very much appreciate the added value, the cooperation was on par with my expectations."

Alexander Schill
owner
Schill Dental Clinic s.r.o.

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."

Jiří Novák
CFO
Družstevní závody Dražice – strojírna s r.o.

The cooperation resulted in several successful acquisitions abroad and my trust in ProRate as a professional advisor."

Milan Michalík
former chairman
BEZ TRANSFORMÁTORY, a.s.

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."

Pavel Pěkný
CEO and main shareholder
Pěkný–Unimex, s.r.o.

The colleagues have been most helpful for the expansion of our group as well as its sale to a regional leader."

Vladimír Bretšnajdr
main shareholder
Refravit Group a.s.

The consultants and managers have demonstrated very good orientation in the issue and flexibility with regard to the project’s needs."

Pavol Jakubec
shareholder
I.D.C. s.r.o.

I appreciate above all their entrepreneurial approach, competence and reliability."

Ján Kasper
owner
SORIA, a.s.

The commitment, experience and competence of the ProRate team turned out to be instrumental for the finalisation of the project."

Khalil Belmechri
owner
BK, a.s.

I appreciated the professionality and competence on par with global consulting companies combined with flexibility and personal approach often lacked by the bigger players."

Jiří Kejval
CEO and main shareholder
Techo, a.s.

In the negotiation process, they gained my trust and saved our resources by seeing “around the corner” and being one step ahead."

Igor Mravec
CEO
Schill Dental Clinic

Agreeable people, experienced experts and managers with a passion for their work and caring for the client needs."

Ladislav Bödök
owner
Panta Rhei, s.r.o.

Their independent view often brings up facts that would otherwise have remained unseen by me."

Peter Zálešák
chairman
NAY a.s.

Together we have achieved the defined goal, ProRate was always a step ahead."

Ladislav Zdút
CEO
JANDL marketing a reklama, s.r.o

I appreciate the high level of professionality and prompt response to our needs."

Erika Timková
CFO
ARAVER a.s.