Institutional Services

Cranganore delivers Wall Street expertise on a handcrafted basis. To better understand our firm, we are organized across six business units. Consulting projects in the American Southeast and Caribbean often center on company valuation, hospitality finance, and venture development. We are prominent in emerging markets with due diligence, Islamic wealth, and private placement. Our activities demand agility across these skills, given the scope of client requirements.

Company Valuation

We use our heritage as a lever to provide realistic, defensible guidance on private-market transactions. What is your enterprise actually worth? The question matters to buyers and sellers; the metrics are imperfect. Do you value a firm based on ratio analysis or asset-replacement value? How should you qualify intangible assets? Is there a premium or discount demanded by the macroeconomy? We answer these questions. As deal makers, we complement the work of established accounting firms.

Due Diligence

Home-market bias discolors international deals for investors and enterprises. Yet the profit on those commitments over time can be generous enough to justify intensive evaluation. Our arms-length research expertise ensures that designated transactions are transparent and risk-appropriate for our clients. We maneuver nimbly across borderless markets to evaluate opportunities on-site. Or we can apply our analytical rigor to supplement information delivered by local-market service providers.

At Cranganore, our efforts span the complex and unusual, unapoligetically so. These risk-related projects generate deep, recurring insight into capital markets worldwide.

Douglas Johnson, Managing Director

Hospitality Finance

Cranganore structures travel-and-tourism projects so that they are positioned competitively with investors focused on the leisure industry. Our work embraces luxury resorts and select-service hotels. Among our capabilities, we can jump-start contract negotiations with operating companies; we qualify potential strategic partners. One niche is helping asset owners to resolve distressed situations, including those outside of core markets. Our interests extend to cruise lines and theme parks.

Islamic Wealth

We correlate many of our business activities to Islamic finance, with outposts across the Muslim world. Our extensive skill set frames a gateway to unexpected capital sources. Clients benefit from our deep roots in this specialization, dating from our formative years as a private company. Heritage milestones include developing and marketing regulated Islamic funds. We are able to integrate Shariah oversight from world-renowned scholars or independent specialists.

Private Placement

Raising capital may be the hardest part of expanding a business. Project sponsors often assume that qualified investors will transact based on awareness of anticipated return. In practice, nurturing a cash allocation can take months, ensuring the best long-term outcome for both parties. Our goal is to compact the deal-commitment process. We position transactions so that they resonate with investor requirements. As appropriate, we work with local intermediaries in certain geographies to ensure regulatory rigor.

Venture Development

We know the startup ecosystem from the inside out. Our ingenuity aligns with the strict standards demanded by angel investors and and venture capitalists. Suffice it to say that the allure of ideas is not a substitute for profit and cash flow. You benefit directly from our in-the-trenches experience. We may herald our successes, but our style is also an outgrowth of our disappointments. Among our capabilities, we will critique your mission-ready status, originate due-diligence material, or implement a capital-raising campaign.

Because we do not aspire to build a public profile, our consulting work is often conducted behind-the-scenes on a white-labelled or outsourced basis. We benefit by helping others succeed.

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Beyond Caparra

Turn Right for Roseau

To the uninitiated, the Caribbean can be a mind-boggling array of small islands, with a few large ones in the mix.

Man with Cigar

Become a geographer. Florida and the Caribbean have the same economic heft as Brazil. Our regional set includes the perimeter economies of Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, as well as the Guiana Highlands.

Relative Economic Size

Comments on this blog focus on Florida and neighboring trade partners. By output, we rank the major islands:

1. Puerto Rico ($103 billion)

2. Cuba ($78 billion)

3. Dominican Republic ($64 billion)

4. Trinidad and Tobago ($29 billion)

5. Jamaica ($14 billion)

Florida dominates the region with state-wide GDP of about $770 billion. The largest perimeter economy is Colombia at $378 billion, followed by Venezuela.

Note: Ranking is based on GDP data for 2014 at market prices.

Source: World Bank, US Bureau of Economic Analysis, Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico, Cranganore.