Kansas City Missouri Business Brokers

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

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Business brokerage and M&A services for Kansas City and surrounding areas

Kansas City, MO, provides a vibrant and supportive environment for small businesses. With a diverse economy, strong entrepreneurial spirit, and a range of resources, the city offers a fertile ground for small business growth. Some of the many benefits entrepreneurs receive when building or buying a small or middle-market company in Kansas City are:

  1. Thriving Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Kansas City has a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem with a supportive network of organizations, accelerators, and incubators. Entities such as the Kauffman Foundation, the Small Business Development Center, and local chambers of commerce provide resources, mentorship programs, and networking opportunities for small business owners.
  2. Access to Capital: Kansas City offers various avenues for small businesses to access capital. Local banks, credit unions, and community development financial institutions (CDFIs) provide loans and financial services tailored to the needs of small businesses. These banks are a potential source of capital for the buyers who acquire Missouri based companies.
  3. Local Support and Recognition: Kansas City residents have a strong inclination to support local businesses. The city’s “Buy Local” campaigns and initiatives encourage residents to patronize local establishments, boosting the visibility and growth of small businesses. This has helped Kansas City’s entrepreneur environment remain robust and has built a foundation for many small business owners to build wealth by building and selling their companies.
  4. Business-Friendly Policies: Kansas City has implemented several initiatives to create a favorable business environment. This includes streamlining permitting processes, offering tax incentives, and providing resources for business development and expansion. The city’s pro-business climate makes it an attractive location for small businesses to be acquired or built.

The highest level of business brokerage and M&A for Kansas City

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

100+
Transactions

$500M+
In Deals Closed

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Industries Served

We understand the business landscape and economy in Kansas City

A track record of servicing Missouri companies

Kansas City boasts thriving industries across sectors such as healthcare, technology, logistics, manufacturing, and creative services. This diversity provides ample opportunities for small businesses to find niche markets, collaborate with larger corporations, and tap into local supply chains. This has also helped in the development of investment groups such as private equity firms and search funds being attracted to the Kansas City market as a regional hub for investment.

The Raincatcher Process

How we get top dollar for our Kansas City 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 Missouri

While we represent quality middle-market companies across the US and sell them to investment groups across North America, we believe it is a benefit to have advisors spread out across the country so that we can meet our clients at their place of business to better understand the operations 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 Kansas City

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 Kansas City

We have advisors across the country including the Kansas City metro area. We find it important to build a relationship with our clients and should we elect to work together would be happy to meet you for coffee or at your place of business to get a further understanding of your operations.

Other areas we have served in Missouri

107 W 9th St Building, 2nd Floor, Kansas City, MO 64105

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.