Indianapolis Indiana Business Brokers

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

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

The business climate in the Indianapolis area is vibrant, making it an attractive destination for entrepreneurs and established companies alike. With a strong and diverse economy, the city offers numerous opportunities for growth and success.

Indianapolis is a pro-business environment characterized by low taxes, reasonable regulations, and supportive government initiatives.

Known for its strong manufacturing heritage, particularly in the automotive and pharmaceutical sectors,  several major corporations are headquartered or have a significant presence in the area.

In recent years, there has been a surge in entrepreneurship and innovation in Indianapolis, with the establishment of numerous startup incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces. The city has also actively attracted venture capital investments, leading to a thriving startup ecosystem.

The city fosters a collaborative business community, with various networking events, business associations, and chambers of commerce supporting entrepreneurship and business development. There is a strong emphasis on collaboration between businesses, government entities, and educational institutions, creating a supportive ecosystem for growth and innovation.

The business climate in the Indianapolis area offers a fertile ground for companies to thrive, innovate, and succeed. With its favorable economic conditions, skilled workforce, and supportive business environment, Indianapolis continues to attract and nurture a diverse range of businesses, making it an ideal location for entrepreneurs and companies looking to establish or expand their presence.

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

Raincatcher is an award-winning national business brokerage and M&A firm with a footprint in the Indianapolis market. We traditionally work with companies with $2m+ in annual revenue to help them exit their business for top dollar. We will help you sell to a competitor, a private equity group, or even to your employees.

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Industries Served

We understand the business landscape and economy in Indianapolis

A track record of servicing Indiana companies

Indianapolis is home to diverse thriving industries, including life sciences, information technology, advanced manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, logistics, and finance. These sectors continue to grow and contribute significantly to the local economy. Making Indianapolis an attractive regional hub for investment, drawing in investment groups like private equity firms and search funds. 

With its strong economic foundation and dynamic business environment, Indianapolis is a prime destination for ventures seeking growth and prosperity in the heart of Indiana.

The Raincatcher Process

How we get top dollar for our Indianapolis 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 Indiana

Our remote approach enables us to break geographical barriers and connect with clients nationwide, providing tailored support and guidance in selling and buying businesses. With a team of dedicated experts and a deep understanding of various sectors, we seamlessly navigate the dynamic landscape, empowering entrepreneurs and unlocking new opportunities in every corner of the nation. Having advisors spread out across the country allows us to meet our clients virtually and at their place of business to understand the operations better and to travel to meet with the investors for management meetings.

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 Indianapolis

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 Indianapolis

It is important to us to build a relationship with our clients and our advisors are able to 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 Indiana

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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.