New York Business Brokers

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

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Business brokerage and M&A services for New York City and surrounding areas

New York boasts a thriving business climate. With its diverse economy, innovative spirit, and extensive infrastructure, the state offers an expansive range of opportunities for entrepreneurs, startups, and established companies.

Situated on the eastern seaboard of the United States, it serves as a gateway for international trade and commerce. The state’s major cities, including New York City, Albany, and Buffalo, are well-connected to global markets, attracting businesses worldwide.

New York’s economy is highly diversified, encompassing finance, technology, media, fashion, healthcare, tourism, and more. Wall Street, located in New York City’s financial district, remains a hub for global finance, attracting investment banks, hedge funds, and financial institutions. The state has seen a surge in technology startups driven by a thriving tech ecosystem and supportive infrastructure.

The business-friendly policies and initiatives implemented by the state government further enhance the business climate in New York. The state offers various incentives, tax credits, and grants to encourage business growth and investment.

New York offers a highly favorable business climate and will continue to attract businesses from various sectors, making it a prime destination for entrepreneurial ventures and corporate growth.

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

At Raincatcher, our dedication lies in working toward our clients achieving the highest possible value when selling their businesses.

Our services encompass every aspect of the transaction process. We begin by conducting meticulous business valuations and in-depth market analyses. As seasoned business brokers operating nationwide, we diligently evaluate market conditions and determine the fair market value of businesses, enabling our clients to make well-informed decisions. Moreover, we extend our support in strategic positioning, financial analysis, and targeted marketing endeavors to attract qualified buyers.

Open up new avenues of opportunity and delve into the wealth of expertise and services Raincatcher offers.

100+
Transactions

$500M+
In Deals Closed

20+
Industries Served

We understand the business landscape and economy in New York City

A track record of servicing New York companies

Selling a company in New York City is a complex process that involves a great deal of strategic planning. As a hub for industries such as finance, technology, media, fashion, and more, the city offers a wide array of potential buyers and investors.

Having the right brokerage team to conduct a thorough valuation of the business and who will consider factors such as financial performance, market position, and growth potential is imperative. Engaging with experienced advisors specializing in mergers and acquisitions will provide valuable insights and guidance throughout the process.

Engaging in negotiations and due diligence is a critical stage in the selling process. Collaborating with Raincatcher’s recommended legal and financial professionals who understand the complexities of New York City’s business environment ensures a smooth and compliant transaction. This includes thoroughly reviewing contracts, financial records, and legal obligations to mitigate risks and maximize the value of the sale. Navigating the regulatory and legal landscape is vital to complete the sale successfully. New York City has specific regulations and compliance requirements that must be adhered to, such as licensing, permits, and tax obligations. We will ensure a seamless transition and minimizes any potential roadblocks.

The Raincatcher Process

How we get top dollar for our New York 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 New York

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 New York 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 New York City

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 New York

116 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

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.