We Are Pathfinders

“You’ll love doing business with Western.”

Western Commerce Group

M&A Advisory & Capital Solutions for Family-Owned and Private Companies

About us

The Pathfinders

Western is a boutique M&A and capital solutions advisory firm dedicated to helping business leaders perpetuate the legacy of their companies. Over the last twenty-five years, we have completed over $8 billion in transactions across North America in industries ranging from construction and manufacturing to distribution, retail, tech, staffing, and more. In each of these transactions, we have worked closely with the business owner and key stakeholders to position the company for long-term success while maintaining its unique characteristics. Preserving the company’s identity, leadership, name, and culture is always a top priority.

How we help

Advisory Services

We don’t conduct cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all processes. Clients who work with Western get highly personalized, white-glove, and concierge-level service. Each transaction is as unique as the people who created and operate the underlying company. When you work with Western, you have a team of dedicated experts who remain committed to you throughout the entire relationship – which can often span years and family generations.


eddie chiles

A word from our founder, Don Woodard, Jr., on the influence of his mentor Eddie Chiles and the legacy of the Western name and culture.

eddie chiles

Eddie Chiles (1910-1993)

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The Great Engine

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