Austin Business Brokers

Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) and Business Brokerage Services in Austin

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Business brokerage and M&A services for Austin and surrounding areas

Austin, Texas, is a vibrant and thriving community, making it an attractive destination for entrepreneurs and corporations. Known as the “Silicon Hills” or “Tech Hub of Texas,” Austin has emerged as a major center for technology, innovation, and startups. The city’s business-friendly environment, diverse talent pool, and favorable economic factors contribute to its success.

Austin is an ideal place for businesses with its favorable tax climate. Texas has no state income tax, allowing individuals and businesses to keep more earnings. This advantage, combined with a relatively low cost of living, makes Austin an enticing location for startups and established companies looking to maximize their profits.

The city’s reputation as a technology hub is well-deserved. It hosts major technology conferences, such as South by Southwest (SXSW), which attracts industry leaders, investors, and innovators worldwide. Furthermore, Austin houses several prominent tech companies, including Dell Technologies, Indeed, and HomeAway (a subsidiary of Expedia Group), as well as numerous emerging startups across various sectors.

Austin’s business climate extends beyond the technology industry. The city focuses on renewable energy and sustainability, attracting companies in the clean technology sector. Additionally, Austin has a vibrant arts and culture scene, which contributes to a diverse economy encompassing entertainment, hospitality, and creative industries.

In recent years, Austin has experienced substantial population growth, resulting in a rapidly expanding market – increasing the demand for goods and services and presenting new opportunities for businesses to thrive. Austin is an ideal location for businesses seeking success in the heart of Texas.

The highest level of business brokerage and M&A for Austin

Looking to sell your business for its maximum value? Raincatcher is a specialized M&A advisor and business brokerage firm catering to the middle market. Our expertise lies in assisting small and mid-sized businesses, ranging from $2 million to $250 million, throughout the transaction process.

As prominent business brokers working nationwide, we kickstart the selling process by conducting comprehensive assessments and market analyses. These evaluations help us determine fair market value, empowering you to make informed decisions. Our team of professional business brokers and advisors works closely with business owners, providing strategic positioning, financial analysis, and targeted marketing efforts that effectively attract qualified buyers.

Raincatcher specializes in facilitating acquisitions within fragmented industries for clients seeking to acquire businesses. We employ targeted searches, meticulous due diligence, and negotiate favorable terms. Our expertise ensures a seamless acquisition process, saving you time and effort.

At Raincatcher, we implement a holistic marketing strategy designed to attract qualified buyers for our sellers. Our dedicated team manages negotiations, attracting the right prospects and orchestrating a smooth ownership transition.

100+
Transactions

$500M+
In Deals Closed

20+
Industries Served

We understand the business landscape and economy in Austin

A track record of servicing Texas companies

Selling a company is an exhilarating and complex endeavor, particularly within the vibrant business landscape of Austin, Texas. Nestled in the heart of the Lone Star State, Austin offers a unique blend of entrepreneurial spirit, technological innovation, and thriving industries that make it an ideal destination for those seeking to unlock the full potential of their business.

Selling a company in Austin will require navigating a dynamic network of potential buyers, investors, and advisors who understand the unique dynamics of the Austin region. From local investors with a deep understanding of the Austin market to national and global players seeking to tap into the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, opportunities abound for those looking to sell their company.

Austin has become a magnet for startups, established corporations, and investors. Our team will leverage these key strengths and significantly enhance the attractiveness and valuation of your company during the sales process.

The Raincatcher Process

How we get top dollar for our Austin clients

Sell-side due diligence

Due diligence is traditionally done by business buyers and not business brokers. However, our comprehensive sell-side process includes a diligence process before we bring a business to market. 

Our comprehensive diligence process is designed to drive the highest value for the business owner as buyers know that there won’t be any skeletons in the closet once they submit an offer and start spending money on legal and financial diligence.

Specially designed brokerage or M&A auction process

Depending on the size of your business and industry your company operates in, we may recommend a traditional brokerage process with a listing price. Or, a competitive auction process with buyers submitting the price and terms for negotiation. 

Our buyer list is comprehensive and will be tailored to include (or exclude) and participants in your industry who may make great strategic buyers or who you want to avoid knowing the business is on the market.

Short-listing finalists

It isn’t uncommon for strong, sizable companies to get 5+ indications of interest (soft offers). We’ll then validate those buyer groups, attend dinners where they meet out clients, prepare further data on the business and negotiate the deal terms that buyers will propose in their final offer.

Negotiate LOI terms and facilitate diligence

Once LOI’s have been received from potential buyers we work with our clients to select the most attractive offer before executing the exclusive LOI.

It’s common for diligence to take 60-90 days before closing. This requires a significant time commitment from all parties. Additionally, final deal points are negotiated and contested during this period.

Talk to the experts

Care to learn more about Raincatcher’s brokerage and M&A processes and what we can do for your business? Get in touch with us for a complimentary consultation.

Our business brokerage and M&A team for Texas

Operating Nationwide: Breaking Geographic Barriers

With a nationwide presence, our team of M&A advisors and business brokers spans the country. In today’s dynamic economy, geographic proximity is no longer a limitation. By expanding your options beyond local markets, you can benefit from the expertise of Raincatcher’s M&A advisors, investment banks, and business brokers.

Unlock the full potential of your business sale or acquisition with Raincatcher, the leading M&A advisor and business brokerage firm serving the middle market. Contact us today for a personalized consultation.

Request a Complimentary Consultation with a Business Broker

Selling your business is a big move and deserves you working with a team who understands what you’re going through. At Raincatcher, all our business brokers do is work with founder and family-owned companies to help maximize their exit. 

Meet the team serving Austin

Get introduced to the #1 business broker according to Inc. magazine and learn about our process and what you can expect when selling your business.

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Fully remote and still serving Austin

It is important to us to build a relationship with our clients, and our advisors can provide regional support and schedule remote consultations. Should we elect to work together, we would be happy to meet you for coffee or at your place of business to get a deeper understanding of your operations.

Other areas we have served in Texas

7500 Rialto Blvd Building 1 Suite 250, Austin, TX 78735

The benefit of being spread across the country is that we have a business broker and M&A advisor within an hour or two of most businesses based in the lower 48 and can meet clients at coworking spaces or their place of business.

Business Broker FAQs

We aim to provide complete transparency to our clients to help illuminate what can prove to be a complicated process of selling their business.

How Long is the Process to Sell A Business

Most of our clients are lower middle-market companies ($500k – $10M in EBITDA). Clients in this size range typically benefit from a full auction process as it will drive multiple bids for their business. This process takes 7-9 months on average.

Is The Selling Process Confidential?

Yes. We make every prospective buyer register with us, sign an NDA and go through a vetting process before they ever see the name of a business that is listed for sale.

How Many Companies Do You Sell Per Year?

We work as partners or as teams of three on most of our clients deals. On the average year each member of our team will be a part of 4-6 successful closings.

How Do Business Brokers Get Paid?

Like most business brokers, we charge a small retainer when signing a client on, but primarily get paid by charging a success fee that is a percentage of what we are able to sell the business for. This fee varies based on the size of the business, how quickly it will sell, how much preparation work and sell-side due diligence will be required from us, etc.