Why Pragmatic

We have the depth to create real value for our clients

and align ourselves with their best interest.

We believe that the single most controllable success factor in M&A, no matter if you are selling or acquiring a software company, is the capability of your deal team.

We absolutely love to do deals.

Our specialty is M&A for software and SaaS companies, typically ranging from 5 to 50 million in revenue.

The common thread running through all of our client companies is that they are built by industry experts aspiring to dominate niche markets. They do this by operating extremely close to their customers and serving those markets well by developing unique business models, products and intellectual property.

We don’t want to be the biggest, but the best.

Above all else, our clients choose Pragmatic for our complete alignment of our operating model to their success – no different from their own philosophy. This common denominator allows us to provide a level of insight, empathy, and focus, that simply cannot be matched by larger, more institutionalized and diversified advisory firms.

We are in the business of getting the best deal for you in the shortest time frame. That is in essence what we call pragmatic.

Why Choose Us

Experience

We have done more than 50 transaction, on both sides of the table, selling and buying, with an aggregate volume of EUR 4 billion invested in software companies ranging from 2 to 800 million in revenue. By using our services you will avoid the most common mistakes that people make.

Skin in the game

We represent select opportunities were we are confident that we can add substantial value. We align our compensation structure with your success. Your fee risk is minimized until the deal is done.

Focus

We work with software companies only. We have grown, acquired, and sold software companies both as operators and advisors. In other words, we have “walked in your shoes.” We know the market, we know the players, and we understand the factors influencing valuations.

Flexible approach

In our experience, no two M&A deals look alike and therefore, every client project is unique and standardized and prescriptive “cookbook” approaches do not work. We are sensitive to and adapt to our clients need, and don’t ask them to fit into a rigid engagement model.

Partners not consultants

Finding a buyer for your company or a strategic venture for you to acquire can take many months of hard work. Let us handle all the heavy lifting so that you can concentrate on running your core business. We will operate as close to an inhouse-team as its gets, taking ownership for results as it would be our own company.

Lean team - big impact

No different from the clients we represent, we operate on a thin, efficient but highly scalable model without wasting time or resources. By adopting a lean approach we keep our costs low and we pass those savings on to you. Pay for your success, not our office.

“I learned to go into business only with people whom I like, trust, and admire.” – Warren Buffet

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“Excellent in M&A, a great leader and a guy who gets stuff done”

Chris Murphy
General Manager, Infor

“Thinking about selling your software company? Talk to Klaus!”

Baris Ergun
CEO, Abas Software

 

“I have and will continue to recommend Pragmatic to any acquisitive SaaS company with a buy-and-build growth strategy”

Philippe Willi
Founder and CEO, TrekkSoft

 

“Deep software industry knowledge, incredible M&A experience and a pleasure to work with”

Massimo Kuchernig
M&A Specialist, GFT