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

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Business brokerage and M&A services for New Orleans and surrounding areas

New Orleans, often called the “Big Easy,” boasts a vibrant and unique business climate. The city has a rich cultural heritage, with its diverse music, food, and arts scene attracting millions of visitors annually. This distinctive environment has cultivated a business landscape that is both dynamic and promising.

New Orleans has emerged as a hub for entrepreneurship and innovation, particularly in technology, healthcare, and creative arts industries. The city has witnessed steady growth in the startup ecosystem. Initiatives like The Idea Village and New Orleans BioInnovation Center have played a crucial role in supporting early-stage entrepreneurs and promoting economic growth.

The tourism and hospitality sector remains a key driver of the local economy, contributing significantly to job creation and revenue generation. The city’s reputation as a world-class destination for festivals, conventions, and sporting events continues to attract visitors from around the globe. The film industry has also thrived in New Orleans, with the state offering attractive tax incentives, leading to the establishment of major film studios and production companies.

In recent years, a concerted effort has been made to diversify the economy beyond tourism and entertainment. New Orleans has made substantial investments in infrastructure development, including the Port of New Orleans, which is a vital gateway for international trade and commerce. The city has also focused on nurturing its healthcare sector, with the presence of renowned medical institutions and a growing biotechnology industry.

Combining traditional industries, emerging sectors, and a commitment to economic diversification positions New Orleans as an attractive destination for businesses, investors, and entrepreneurs looking for opportunities in a dynamic environment.

The highest level of business brokerage and M&A for New Orleans

Raincatcher is a trusted middle market mergers and acquisitions advisor (M&A) and business brokerage firm. Our primary objective is to empower clients to sell their businesses at maximum value. While some business brokers primarily cater to smaller companies (under $1m) or specialize in commercial real estate, our expertise lies in mid-sized businesses valued between $2M and $250M.

Raincatcher offers a comprehensive suite of services. We conduct thorough assessments to ascertain the fair market value of a business and evaluate prevailing market conditions. This enables our clients to make well-informed decisions about their transactions. Our team of business brokers works closely with business owners, providing support in preparing their businesses for sale. This includes strategic positioning, financial analysis, and targeted marketing efforts designed to attract qualified buyers.

With a nationwide presence, our M&A advisors and business brokers are located throughout the United States. In today’s modern economy, geographic limitations are no longer a hindrance. You may inadvertently restrict your options by exclusively considering local brokers or firms. If you are contemplating the engagement of an M&A advisor, investment bank, or business broker, it is prudent to explore the full breadth of a nationwide search, ensuring access to the best opportunities available.


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We understand the business landscape and economy in New Orleans

A track record of servicing Louisiana companies

Embarking on the exciting and frightening journey of selling your business? Amidst the centuries-old architecture and vibrant festivals, selling a company in New Orleans becomes an extraordinary experience.

As the spirited sounds of jazz fill the air, New Orleans sets the stage for a captivating tale of strategic negotiations and financial maneuvers. In industries spanning technology, hospitality, energy, and beyond, companies find themselves entwined in a web of potential buyers, each vying to acquire a piece of the city’s distinctive market. Make sure you have a team to help you find the right one to purchase your business.

Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River, the region boasts robust transportation and logistics networks, making it an attractive prospect for companies seeking to expand their reach.

The Raincatcher Process

How we get top dollar for our New Orleans 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 Louisiana

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 New Orleans

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 New Orleans

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 Louisiana

1615 Poydras St Suite 900, New Orleans, LA 70112

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.