Helping Entrepreneurs Buy And Sell Remarkable Companies in Oakland

Interested in Selling Your Company in Oakland?

With beautiful murals and natural attractions, Oakland is a popular city with a bustling music and art scene. It’s also a terrific place to own and operate a business, which is why so many investors and entrepreneurs are looking for Oakland-based companies to buy.

If you want to sell your Oakland-based business, we can help. We’re a team of dedicated entrepreneurs helping business owners in Oakland sell their companies for top dollar.

We’re entrepreneurs just like you, so we’ve been where you are. We’re here to answer your questions like:

  • “How do I know if it’s the right time to sell my company?”

  • “How can I determine how much my company is worth?”

  • “What are the steps to sell my company?”

Our knowledgeable team of Oakland business brokers is here to walk you through all the steps of selling your Oakland-based business so you feel comfortable the whole way through and know you’re getting the best deal possible.

Thinking About Buying a Company in Oakland?

With a thriving restaurant scene and incredible weather, Oakland’s affordability and art scene make it an up-and-coming market for entrepreneurs looking to scoop up existing businesses.

Do you want to buy a business in Oakland? Let our team of Oakland business brokers make the process simple. We can:

  • Walk through essential pre-buying questions to find the best company type for your goals

  • Help with due diligence on every company you consider purchasing

  • Locate local companies that meet your requirements and contact them

With our personalized service and honest advice, we’re confident we can help you find an Oakland-based business that fits the bill.

Oakland Exit Planning Services

If you aren’t ready to sell your Oakland-based company but want to prepare for the future, our affordable exit planning services are a terrific option. We help you prepare for the future by:

  • Giving you an honest estimate of your company’s current value

  • Finding things that you might need to improve to get the best results in the future

  • Helping you transform your company into a read-to-sell business

Connect with an Oakland broker

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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, worked with global financial institutions as a consultant with Deloitte & Touche LLP and as the Director of Finance for a large mental health provider 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).

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Cameron Kolb

Senior Broker

Cameron joined Raincatcher after serving as the managing partner of Exit Brokers – a Colorado business brokerage firm serving small to midsize businesses. Cameron has worked in business planning and sales for 10 years. He started his career working as a financial advisor where he worked predominantly with small business owners. Cameron left financial advising in favor of business brokering after seeing many of his clients struggling to sell their small businesses. He prides himself on his methodical and disciplined approach to identify exit goals and prepare a business for sale. Cameron and his wife, Jamie, live in Littleton with their daughter and two dogs and can be found on the ski slopes whenever possible.

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

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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 association, 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.

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Legend Atty

Business Broker

Legend is an experienced broker with a specialization in the healthcare space. He aspires to build strong relationships with his clients and be the most valuable asset in their process with Raincatcher. He has spent the last 2 years closing deals in the healthcare space and forming strong relationships with some of the top agencies in the nation. He prides himself on having complete transparency, integrity, and the drive to get every deal to the finish line.

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Douglas Dolliff

Business Broker

Doug Dolliff has 20 years experience as a Senior Executive in Investment Banking and 10 years of experience in developing and operating a consumer-based franchise business. During his Investment Banking career, he specialized in commercial real estate finance working with real estate and business owners on capitalizing their businesses. He is considered an innovator in the industry working on early collateralized CMBS transactions along with being an expert on mezzanine and preferred equity capital structures. From an operating perspective, he ran a highly successful family portraiture franchise that was consistently one of the top three units in the brand along with being the brand’s US operating partner. This broad experience gives him the insight to understand industries, asset values and to analyze market trends, giving clients a comprehensive perspective on their business and value in the marketplace.

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Keli Johnson

Business Broker

Keli Johnson is a natural at business and sales and understands firsthand what it takes to establish, run and sell a successful business. She brings Raincatcher her passion and understanding of the entrepreneurial spirit. As an Entrepreneur, Keli personally founded, built and sold Orange County, CA’s premier baby gear destination along with a very profitable online storefront. Prior to this venture, Keli established a successful sales career within several different industries exceeding yearly quotas. Keli has experience initiating and maintaining relationships with top US Retailers, and has strong knowledge of retail channel sales, contracts/negotiations, marketing/promotion and product merchandising both in store and online.

With close to 20 years in sales and marketing, Keli brings with her wide range of technical and marketing knowledge in a range of industries from notebook computers and home networking products to baby gear and equipment. Keli is a licensed business and real estate broker in the state of California. Keli has an innate ability to absorb, create and articulate ideas resulting in helping others succeed. This is apparent in her natural ability to connect, listen, navigate and achieve goals for her clients.

As a daughter of a very successful entrepreneur, she was raised in an entrepreneurial family, and along with husband have created numerous successful businesses. A California native, Keli’s passions are family, longtime friendships, cooking, reading, wellness, yoga, beach, snowboarding, hiking and her rescue dogs.

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