Cincinnati Business Brokers

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

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

Cincinnati, Ohio, is a vibrant city that offers many opportunities for entrepreneurs and established companies. Known for its rich history, strong workforce, and strategic location, Cincinnati has become a thriving hub for various industries.

Cincinnati is situated within a day’s drive of over half of the US population, making it an ideal distribution and logistics center. This proximity to major markets enables companies to efficiently reach customers and streamline their supply chains.

Cincinnati has a diverse economy with a range of industries driving its growth. The city is home to several Fortune 500 companies, including consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble, retail corporation Kroger, and diversified manufacturer General Electric. This presence of major corporations provides a solid foundation and fosters a supportive ecosystem for businesses of all sizes.

The strong collaboration between local businesses, universities, and research institutions bolsters Cincinnati’s entrepreneurial spirit. Offering a high quality of life with affordable living costs compared to other major cities. The city has a rich cultural scene featuring renowned art museums, theaters, and sports teams. Additionally, Cincinnati’s revitalized downtown area and waterfront developments have attracted residents and businesses.

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

Raincatcher is an industry-leading middle-market M&A advisory and business brokerage firm committed to helping clients achieve maximum value when selling their businesses. With our extensive expertise in the small and mid-sized business sector ($2 million to $250 million), we offer comprehensive services that cover the entire transaction process.

We conduct thorough assessments and market analyses to determine fair market value. These insights guide informed decision-making for our clients. With the support of our remote advisors, we provide strategic positioning, financial analysis, and targeted marketing efforts to attract qualified buyers and prepare businesses for sale.

Our team of M&A advisors and business brokers covers the entire nation. In today’s dynamic economy, geographical proximity is no longer a limitation. Consider Raincatcher your trusted partner in M&A advisory, investment banking, and business brokerage services.


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We understand the business landscape and economy in Cincinnati

A track record of servicing Ohio companies

Selling your company in the vibrant business landscape of Cincinnati, Ohio, can be an exciting yet complex endeavor. With its thriving economy and entrepreneurial spirit, Cincinnati offers a unique opportunity for business owners looking to unlock their company’s value. Selling a business in this region involves meticulous planning, thorough market analysis, and expert guidance from professionals who understand the intricacies of the Cincinnati market.

From identifying potential buyers within the diverse industries that comprise the local business ecosystem to navigating the legal and financial aspects of a successful transaction, selling your company in Cincinnati requires a strategic approach tailored to maximize the hard work you poured in to build your company.

By partnering with experienced advisors who possess a deep understanding of Cincinnati’s market nuances and can effectively position your business to attract the right buyers, you can embark on a seamless exit journey.

The Raincatcher Process

How we get top dollar for our Cincinnati 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 Ohio

Our remote approach fosters connections with clients nationwide, delivering customized assistance and counsel in business sales and acquisitions. Equipped with a team of specialized professionals and an extensive knowledge of diverse industries, we effortlessly navigate the ever-evolving landscape, empowering entrepreneurs.

By strategically positioning advisors throughout the country, we offer virtual consultations tailored to our client’s convenience and on-site visits to their businesses, enabling us to gain valuable insights into their operations. Additionally, we readily travel to meet with investors for crucial management meetings, ensuring comprehensive engagement and effective collaboration.

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 Cincinnati

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 Cincinnati

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 Ohio

201 E 5th St Suite 1900, Cincinnati, OH 45202

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.