What is an Opinion of Value?

The Raincatcher Opinion of Value is a vital tool to help you understand your company's true value and its place in its industry – it can highlight potential areas for improvement as you consider selling your company now or in the future.

Business Valuations: Done Different
  • We take a deep dive into your business’ performance, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for a more detailed valuation (based on three years of historical financials plus the Trailing Twelve Months)
  • The Raincatcher Score allows us to leverage our entire company’s valuable experience in what buyers will care about the most
  • The report can be customized to different industries rather than trying to make it one size fits all
  • As with all our deals, we apply the team approach to every Opinion of Value we create – our brokers work closely with our Financial Analyst on every detail
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Digging Deeper into What it is

A comprehensive 30-40 page document consisting of:

  • Our valuation worksheet, with data on how we determined your true earnings, the multiple, and the resulting valuation
  • Our proprietary Raincatcher Score, which incorporates every aspect of your business through the buyer’s lens with the Raincatcher Factors, ValueBuilder, and ProfitCents scores
  • An industry report with benchmarking and detailed analysis

What You'll Learn

With our team’s extensive experience and knowing what matters most to buyers, we’ll help you to understand:

  • What your business should sell for on the open market
  • What expenses should be treated as add-backs and increase your Seller’s Discretionary Earnings, which will in turn, increase your valuation
  • Which of your business attributes will be most appealing to buyers, and what should be improved in advance of going to market
  • How buyers will respond to the current state of your financials
  • Your industry’s trends that should be highlighted to buyers
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Why You Should Get It

This is not an appraisal but rather the current market value as an estimated potential sales price; this is immensely valuable in any of these scenarios:

  • Actively preparing to go to market, to understand what list price should be assigned
  • Planning to sell your business, learn the most critical improvements to make
  • In discussions with partners, understand the current value of each ownership stake
  • In negotiations with a buyer, understand where their offer stacks up against the market
“Being honest went a long way with us. Raincatcher explained the entire process to us, and had a well-organized system already in place and we just felt comfortable that it was the right fit."

Richard Francis

Southwest Slurry Seal
"It's been such an interesting journey. We never thought we were going to sell, but here we are. And we have our weekends back! It's been such a great experience with Raincatcher."

Scott Scharf

Catching Clouds
The Raincatcher team became our trusted business partners and confidantes who led the way and told us what to expect. They also had a creative team who worked with us - who knew that a brokerage would have that?”

Lindsey & Cary Zimmerman

Blue Dog Designs