Long Beach Business Brokers

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

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Business brokerage and M&A services for Long Beach and surrounding areas

The Long Beach area offers a promising environment for entrepreneurs and established companies. Situated in Southern California, Long Beach is the seventh-largest city in the state and boasts a diverse economy supported by various industries.

One significant advantage of the city is its strategic location. Long Beach is a major international trade hub, home to the second busiest port in the United States. The Port of Long Beach handles over 7 million containers annually, facilitating global trade and attracting businesses involved in logistics, shipping, and distribution.

Long Beach also benefits from its proximity to Los Angeles, providing access to a vast consumer market. The city is known for its strong presence in sectors such as aerospace, manufacturing, healthcare, tourism, and technology.

Renowned for its vibrant tourism industry, the city offers beautiful beaches, a bustling waterfront, cultural attractions, and a wide range of entertainment options, making it an attractive destination for businesses looking to thrive in Southern California.


The highest level of business brokerage and M&A for Long Beach

Raincatcher is a specialized middle market M&A advisor, and business brokerage firm focused on helping clients sell their businesses for maximum value. With expertise in small and mid-sized businesses ($2m – $250M), we provide comprehensive services throughout the transaction process.

We conduct thorough assessments and market analyses to determine fair market value and guide informed decision-making. Our remote advisors assist business owners in preparing their businesses for sale, offering strategic positioning, financial analysis, and targeted marketing efforts to attract qualified buyers.

For clients seeking to acquire businesses, we specialize in facilitating acquisitions within fragmented industries, conducting targeted searches, performing due diligence, and negotiating favorable terms.

Raincatcher implements a comprehensive marketing strategy for sellers, attracting qualified buyers, managing negotiations, and ensuring a smooth ownership transition.

Operating nationwide, our team of M&A advisors and business brokers is spread across the lower 48 states. In today’s economy, geographic proximity is no longer a limitation, so it’s essential to consider M&A advisors, investment banks, and business brokers beyond your local market.


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Industries Served

We understand the business landscape and economy in Long Beach

A track record of servicing California companies

Long Beach, with its vibrant economy, offers a highly advantageous environment for business owners looking to sell their companies. The city’s robust economy is driven by a diverse range of industries, including international trade, manufacturing, technology, tourism, and healthcare.

Long Beach benefits from its strategic location as a major port city, serving as a gateway for global trade and commerce. Additionally, Long Beach has a flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem with a supportive network of resources, and access to capital further enhances its appeal to prospective buyers.

The Raincatcher Process

How we get top dollar for our Long Beach 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

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 Long Beach

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 Long Beach

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

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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.