As business brokers specializing in the Denver market, we have witnessed firsthand the pivotal role played by the small and medium-sized business (SMB) sector in driving the city’s economic growth and fostering a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. We speak to operators, buyers, and sellers across the country on a daily basis.
Denver has become a magnet for startups and small businesses, offering a nurturing environment with a wealth of resources, networks, and incentives that foster their establishment and expansion. Colorado’s diverse economy presents countless opportunities for businesses and companies to be grown, sold or acquired across a range of sectors, including technology, professional services, hospitality, and retail.
What sets Denver apart is its robust local market of business owners and a thriving consumer base that actively supports and appreciates local businesses. Residents of Denver actively seek out and embrace the unique service offerings of small businesses, which contributes to their sustained success.
The small and mid-sized business sector in Denver plays a pivotal role in Colorado’s success. At Raincatcher, we help business owner who are entertaining selling a business as well as buyers who are looking to buy a business to run or to expand their investment portfolio.
Raincatcher is a middle market mergers and acquisitions advisor (M&A) and business brokerage firm. Our clients are looking to sell a business and get top value for it. While other business brokers may work with smaller companies than us (under $1m) or even sell commercial real estate, we specialize in facilitating the sale and acquisition of small and mid-sized businesses. ($2m – $250M).
On some occasions, we will take on clients to help them in buying a business. These businesses are typically companies in fragmented industries that are looking to grow through acquisitions with a number of business acquisitions.
Raincatcher services the whole transaction process, starting with business valuation and market analysis. As Colorado business brokers, we conduct thorough assessments to determine the fair market value of a business and evaluate market conditions to guide clients in making informed decisions about transactions. Our remote advisors and professional team of Denver business brokers will also assist our business owner clients in preparing businesses for sale, including strategic positioning, financial analysis, and marketing efforts to attract qualified buyers.
Raincatcher business intermediaries conduct targeted searches, perform due diligence, and assist potential purchasers in negotiating favorable terms. For sellers, Raincatcher implements a comprehensive marketing strategy to attract qualified buyers, manages negotiations, and facilitates the process for a smooth transition of ownership.
Our M&A advisors and business brokers are located throughout the lower 48 states. The modern economy does not typically rely on business brokers or business buyers being in the same geographic location as the company that they are buying. If you are entertaining hiring an M&A advisor, investment bank or business broker, you may be limiting yourself by only looking other brokers or firms in your local market.
As M&A advisors familiar with the Colorado market we are familiar with tourism, technology, transportation and other segments of the economy. Additionally, we see the growth of the energy industry and the companies servicing it.
The aerospace industry also stands as a crucial component of Colorado’s economy. The state boasts a robust aerospace sector that encompasses research, development business sales, manufacturing, and satellite operations. Home to prominent companies such as Lockheed Martin and Ball Aerospace, Denver, Colorado is recognized for its innovation and expertise in satellite technology and space exploration.
Moreover, Colorado boasts a thriving technology sector, particularly concentrated in cities like Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs. High-tech companies and startups in areas such as software development, cybersecurity, telecommunications, and renewable energy play a pivotal role in driving economic growth and attracting investment to Colorado. We serve as the investment bank of choice for many of these companies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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If you’re looking to sell your business and are interested in interviewing business intermediaries, we invite you to contact us for a no-obligation consultation.
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.
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.
Selling your business is a big move and it no doubt deserves you working with a team who understands what you’re going through. At Raincatcher, we work with middle market businesses just like yours. All we do is work with founders and family-owned companies to help them maximize their business transactions for the best terms and sales price.
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.