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Raincatcher is a national business brokerage that specializes in small and mid-market businesses. Our mission is to help entrepreneurs buy and sell remarkable companies.

We believe small business is the heartbeat of America, and every small business owner deserves their chance at the American Dream. We aim to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs in search of that dream.

Our approach is different from the average business brokerage. We pride ourselves on servicing our clients with empathy and compassion, prioritizing their success as we partner alongside them on their journeys.

Our team comprises accomplished small business owners who have experienced the challenges that small to mid-sized private companies face. This experience enables us to guide our clients with firsthand experience through all phases of the business selling and buying processes.

Simply put, we care. We care about your business, and we will work hard to help you understand its value throughout your exit planning journey.

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Meet Our Franchise Expert: Gary Wofford

Gary Wofford

Raincatcher's very own franchise expert offers support to entrepreneurs like you. Gary Wofford, a Senior Broker, brings decades of franchise experience as a multiple-location franchise owner and 21 years as the Executive Director of the Association of Taco John’s Franchisees.

Gary has a demonstrated track record of success in assisting franchise owners with the positioning, valuation, and marketing of their businesses for sale and the sourcing of qualified buyers. Gary is an accomplished consultant, corporate executive, entrepreneur, and small-business owner with diverse business experience.

If you're a franchise owner or potential buyer needing advice or just want to introduce yourself to our team, we would love to hear from you.

Schedule a time to speak with Gary here.

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How We Can Support You

The Raincatcher Advantage

We are here to support each franchise owner throughout their entrepreneurial journey, whether they are looking to boost value for their businesses, add a new franchise to their portfolio, or resell. Utilizing our proven value-building methods we will guide franchisees through the process of avoiding cash shortfalls, building and retaining the right team, as well as creating value on day one.

It’s a win-win situation - When working with Raincatcher, franchisees can build value for their businesses, and save time and resources, allowing them to focus on their primary business.

Additional Services We Offer

ROV

(Raincatcher Opinion of Value)

A vital tool to help you understand the true value of your company and its place in its industry.

We take a deep dive into your business’ performance, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for a more detailed valuation and compile a 30-40 page document that will highlight potential areas for improvement as you consider selling your company now

Certified Valuation

FREE for all AAFD members

Simply put, a certified valuation is the highest standard of valuation. It is prepared by a certified, accredited valuation appraiser who gathers, analyzes, and reports on your business financials. This unbiased process removes any potential subjectivity and reflects your company’s true worth.

Our accredited valuation professionals are experts in all areas of business valuations and are committed to making sure you receive the most accurate, efficient, and easy-to-understand certified valuation of your business.

PREScore™

You've built a sellable business...now what?

PREScore™ (or Personal Readiness to Exit Score) is an 8-minute, online questionnaire that evaluates a business owner’s readiness to exit their company on a personal level.

Using an exclusive algorithm, PREScore™ calculates an owner’s readiness by identifying their status on each of the 4 drivers of a satisfying exit.

PREScore™ helps identify the at-risk areas and provides personalized recommendations for improvement, helping owners create a personal plan that ensures a happy and lucrative exit.

Deep Dive

What really makes my company tick?

Raincatcher's Deep Dive is tailored to not only look under the hood of your business but to help guide you and your company to a higher level of value.

The program will provide you a detailed, objective review of everything from your marketing to your financials, and we will create a personalized plan to help coach you towards the increased profitability and efficiency that will enable you to sell your company at maximum value when you are ready to take that step.

Download our Selling Your Business with Raincatcher FREE eBook

This guide will help you walk through the selling process, from initial valuation to post-sale transition, and can help you understand common questions and potential pitfalls along your journey.


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THE TEAM DIFFERENCE

Whatever your unique company’s needs are, we are here to partner with you. Our team’s diverse experience spans Business Brokerage, M&A, and Investment banking, across a variety of industries. Combined with our customized Raincatcher Selling Process, we serve businesses of all sizes and industries.

  • Brokerage Services
    Powered by decades of experience, industry-leading propriety valuation resources, and digital marketing tactics, our brokers take a team approach to supporting your business and its unique journey.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
    Our experienced M&A Advisors specializes in businesses valued at over $10MM. We know how to present businesses to these types of firms in a way that attracts offers and have developed contact lists with private equity groups and strategic buyers looking for larger investments.
  • Value Building
    We get pretty excited about value-building here at Raincatcher. Not only do we see it as a win-win for everyone involved, but we know that the slight shift in how you look at running a business will serve both your future and your career as a business owner indefinitely.

    We have different coaching avenues that can help you along your value-building journey. Led by Raincatcher's Director of Business Growth Susan Frew, Susan has decades of experience building and growing companies, and she’s an award-winning entrepreneur herself.

The foundation of our work lies in always doing what is in the best interests of our clients. Working alongside our M&A advisors not only gives you professional knowledge to accelerate your sale, but it also provides comprehensive insight that only comes with years of experience.

We follow a client-centric approach and take the time to understand your goals and critical objectives. Our seasoned experts partner with you to navigate the complexities of selling your business or simply building value.

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Meet our Team at the Franchise Leadership Summit & Annual Conference

Gary Wofford

Gary Wofford

Senior Broker

Gary is an accomplished consultant, corporate executive, entrepreneur, and small business owner with diverse business experience. He offers significant value to Raincatcher clients by contributing to their business objectives and assisting them in realizing their goals.

As an outgrowth of broad experience and success in franchising, business acquisitions, strategic planning, business development, operations, marketing, and finance Gary joined the Raincatcher team in 2021 as a Senior Broker.

Gary brings years of experience and a demonstrated track record of success in assisting sellers with the positioning, valuation, and marketing of their businesses for sale and the sourcing of qualified buyers.

His background also includes management of large business owners - trade associations, senior level positions with national and international companies, charter membership in a global entrepreneurship organization, and serving his community as an advisory commissioner. Gary studied business administration at Oklahoma State University and is a licensed real estate broker.

Schedule a time to speak with Gary here.

Aaron Linnebach

Aaron Linnebach

Managing Director - West

Aaron Linnebach is the Managing Director for Raincatcher, responsible for leading our regional efforts to help family, founder and entrepreneur-led businesses navigate the complexity of selling or recapitalizing their business. A seasoned investment banker with nearly $1.0 billion in transactions closed and a passion for entrepreneurs, Aaron leverages his deep deal experience to bring a middle-market investment banking level of service and expertise to clients historically underserved by traditional business brokers or lower middle market investment banks.

Prior to joining Raincatcher, Aaron co-founded the investment bank of the largest CPA firm in Colorado, serving in that capacity through its sale to a national firm. Previously, he served as Vice President for a regional investment bank in CO, and earlier in his career, working with global financial institutions as a consultant with Deloitte & Touche LLP and as the Director of Finance for a large mental health provider in Arizona. He holds an active Colorado CPA license and FINRA Series 79, 63 and 24 licenses.

Aaron Linnebach of Raincatcher is a registered representative offering securities and investment banking services through Britehorn Securities, a registered broker-dealer (member FINRA/SIPC).

Schedule a time to speak with Aaron here.