Pittsburgh Business Brokers

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

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Business brokerage and M&A services for Pittsburgh and surrounding areas

The Pittsburgh area boasts a thriving and dynamic business climate that has positioned the city as a hub for innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. Known as the “Steel City” in the past, Pittsburgh has successfully transformed itself into a diverse economy driven by sectors such as healthcare, robotics, artificial intelligence, and advanced manufacturing.

Pittsburgh has attracted significant investment and attention from technology giants, including Google, Amazon, and Uber. These companies have established a strong presence in the city, fueling innovation and creating employment opportunities. The burgeoning tech sector has led to the emergence of numerous startups and incubators, fostering an entrepreneurial spirit and fostering a supportive ecosystem for new ventures.

Pittsburgh is home to renowned universities such as Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, which have fostered a highly skilled and talented workforce. These institutions collaborate closely with businesses, leading to groundbreaking research and development, particularly in areas like autonomous vehicles and robotics.

The city has made significant investments in revitalizing its downtown area, resulting in a vibrant cultural scene, modern office spaces, and a high quality of life for employees. Pittsburgh’s cost of living is relatively affordable compared to other major metropolitan areas, making it an attractive destination for businesses looking to establish a presence without compromising on talent or amenities.

The highest level of business brokerage and M&A for Pittsburgh

Raincatcher is committed to assisting clients to achieve the maximum value when selling their businesses. Our extensive services span the entire transaction process, beginning with a detailed business valuation and market analyses. 

As experienced business brokers serving clients across the nation, we diligently evaluate the fair market value of businesses, taking into account prevailing market conditions. Our comprehensive support includes strategic positioning, financial analysis, and impactful marketing efforts tailored to attract qualified buyers, expanding the possibilities for our clients.


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We understand the business landscape and economy in Pittsburgh

A track record of servicing Pennsylvania companies

Pittsburgh boasts a robust and thriving economy that presents immense opportunities for business owners looking to sell their companies. Renowned for its transformation from a steel-dependent city to a diverse and knowledge-based economy, Pittsburgh has become a hotbed for innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship.

The city’s economic landscape offers a range of advantages for business owners seeking a lucrative exit strategy. Pittsburgh’s strategic location in the northeastern United States and its extensive transportation infrastructure provide convenient access to major markets, facilitating business expansion and customer reach.

The dynamic economy of Pittsburgh positions the city as a highly advantageous destination for business owners looking to sell their companies and maximize their return on investment.


The Raincatcher Process

How we get top dollar for our Pittsburgh 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 Pennsylvania

We have harnessed the power of technology to serve the entire country, catering to diverse businesses and industries.

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 Pittsburgh

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.


Fully remote and still serving Pittsburgh

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 at your place of business or at a local co-working space to understand your operations better.

Other areas we have served in Pennsylvania

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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.