Los Angeles Business Brokers

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

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Business brokerage and M&A services for Los Angeles and surrounding areas

The Los Angeles area is vibrant and diverse, making it one of the most attractive locations for entrepreneurs and established companies. With a population of over 4 million and a gross metropolitan product (GMP) exceeding $1 trillion, Los Angeles is the second-largest city in the United States and a global economic powerhouse.

Los Angeles is renowned for its thriving entertainment industry, with Hollywood serving as the epicenter of the global film and television industry. Major film studios, production companies, and talented professionals are drawn to the city, contributing to its strong creative economy. In addition to entertainment, Los Angeles has emerged as a hub for technology and innovation. Silicon Beach, located in the western part of the city, hosts numerous tech startups and established companies, fostering an environment of collaboration and entrepreneurial spirit.

The city’s geographic location plays a crucial role in its business climate. Los Angeles boasts one of the busiest ports in the world, facilitating international trade and making it a gateway to the Pacific Rim. The Port of Los Angeles handles over $300 billion worth of goods annually, further enhancing the city’s economic significance.

Los Angeles continues to be a magnet for entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic growth. Its unique blend of creative industries, technology, international trade, and academic institutions makes it a dynamic and enticing destination for businesses of all sizes, fostering a diverse and exciting business climate.

The highest level of business brokerage and M&A for Los Angeles

We are committed to helping our clients sell their businesses for maximum value. Our comprehensive services cover the entire transaction process. We begin by conducting thorough business valuations and market analyses. As experienced business brokers who serve the entire country, we assess the fair market value of businesses and evaluate market conditions, ensuring our clients make informed decisions.

We provide support in strategic positioning, financial analysis, and marketing efforts to attract qualified buyers. Expand your options and explore the expertise and services available from Raincatcher.

100+
Transactions

$500M+
In Deals Closed

20+
Industries Served

We understand the business landscape and economy in Los Angeles

A track record of servicing California companies

Los Angeles beckons with its vibrant energy, diverse culture, and a thriving economy – setting the stage for entrepreneurial triumph. From the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to the innovative tech scene in Silicon Beach, the City of Angels presents an enticing landscape for business owners seeking to sell their companies and reap the rewards of their hard work.

Los Angeles serves as a gateway to the global market, with its strategic location offering unparalleled access to both domestic and international trade. The city’s bustling ports facilitate efficient logistics, making it a prime choice for companies involved in import and export activities.

The city boasts a robust network of investors, venture capitalists, and angel investors keen on supporting and fueling the growth of innovative enterprises. Working with a seasoned team of brokers can help propel the sale of your business to new heights.

The Raincatcher Process

How we get top dollar for our Los Angeles 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 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 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 Los Angeles

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 Los Angeles

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

6080 Center Dr 6th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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.