Fresno Business Brokers

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

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

Fresno, California, located in the heart of the state’s Central Valley, serves as an economic hub for the region, offering a wide range of opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses alike.

The city is situated in the agricultural heartland of California, benefiting from a robust farming industry that drives economic growth and fosters various supply chain activities.

Fresno’s living and operating expenses are relatively lower than other major California cities, making it an attractive location for businesses looking to establish or expand operations. This affordability factor, coupled with the city’s business-friendly policies and favorable tax environment, further contributes to Fresno’s appeal to entrepreneurs and investors.

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

Raincatcher is a specialized M&A advisor and business brokerage firm that sells small and mid-sized businesses ($2m – $250M) to help clients achieve top value.

We offer a comprehensive range of services. Our process begins with business valuation and market analysis to determine fair market value and ensure our clients can make informed transaction decisions. Our team of remote advisors helps prepare businesses for sale, including strategic positioning, financial analysis, and targeted marketing efforts to attract qualified buyers.

Raincatcher conducts targeted searches, facilitates due diligence, and assists potential purchasers in negotiating favorable terms. For sellers, we employ a comprehensive marketing strategy to attract qualified buyers, manage negotiations, and ensure a smooth ownership transition.

With M&A advisors and business brokers located across the lower 48 states, we embrace the modern economy’s flexibility, as geographic proximity is no longer a prerequisite for successful transactions. By considering Raincatcher as your M&A advisor, you open yourself up to a broader market of experienced brokers and firms beyond your local area. We have had success working with clients across California, from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area.

100+
Transactions

$500M+
In Deals Closed

20+
Industries Served

We understand the business landscape and economy in Fresno

A track record of servicing California companies

Fresno, CA, boasts a thriving economy that presents many opportunities for business owners looking to sell their companies. With its strategic location in the heart of California, Fresno offers an advantage for businesses operating in various industries. The city’s robust economy is driven by diverse sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, healthcare, education, and technology. This economic diversity provides a solid foundation for business growth and stability. Selling a company in Fresno means tapping into a dynamic market, attracting potential buyers, and benefiting from a business-friendly environment that encourages growth, innovation, and profitability.

The Raincatcher Process

How we get top dollar for our Fresno 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 California

At our firm, we represent exceptional middle-market companies throughout the United States. We firmly believe that having our brokers strategically located across the country is advantageous as it enables us to engage with clients at their respective business locations, gaining in-depth insights into their operations. Additionally, our ability to travel and meet investors in person allows for productive management meetings 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 Fresno

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 Fresno

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 California

5475 N Fresno St, Fresno, CA 93710

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.