NAPA, CA, February 25, 2021 — Pat DeLong, founder of Napa Valley-based Azur Associates fine beverage advisory firm announced the addition of long-time Nielsen executive Danny Brager to his team. “With his deep syndicated data experience, Danny brings a unique perspective that nicely complements that of Dale Stratton, our Managing Director of Strategic Insights. I’m proud to have a business intelligence team that is world class, offering our clients market-leading information and analysis to help them make authoritative, fact-based decisions.”
Danny was formerly Senior Vice President of Nielsen’s Beverage Alcohol Practice in the United States. For nearly 20 years he provided data-driven analysis and insights to innumerable wine, spirits and beer companies, as well as to key industry groups and the media.
“At Azur, our mission is to help our clients position themselves advantageously in the marketplace, whether they are looking to grow their business, find strategic acquisitions or sell their company. The best decisions require robust market knowledge, and we now have the insights team to deliver an even deeper perspective,” says DeLong.
Azur brings a unique broad-based perspective to its clients by combining M&A expertise with best‑of-class strategic insights, route-to-market consulting, and strategic financial advisory. Recent projects include buy-side and sell-side transactions in the wine space, route-to-market projects and strategic plan development for wine and spirits brands, and financial planning and reporting projects for several wineries.
About Azur Associates
Azur Associates is a leader in comprehensive fine-beverage advisory, partnering with clients to address their needs and achieve their vision through financial and strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, business intelligence, and route-to-market plans. With extensive operational experience behind its team of associates, as well as its C-level advisors, Azur Associates brings a broad base of real-world advice and success to their clients. www.azur-associates.com