Portland Oregon Business Brokers

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

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

Portland offers a thriving marketplace fueled by innovation, sustainability, and a strong sense of community. It is renowned for its vibrant and diverse culture, making it an attractive destination for entrepreneurs and companies alike. 

One notable aspect is its commitment to sustainability. The city has been a pioneer in green initiatives, promoting eco-friendly practices and sustainable living. This ethos extends to the business community, with numerous companies prioritizing environmentally conscious strategies. Portland’s leadership in sustainable practices has fostered a culture of innovation, inspiring new businesses to develop cutting-edge technologies and sustainable solutions.

Portland boasts a burgeoning startup scene, attracting entrepreneurs and venture capital worldwide. This, coupled with a culture that encourages creativity and innovation, Portland has become a hotbed for tech companies, design firms, and creative agencies. The presence of renowned universities and research institutions further contributes to a culture of intellectual curiosity and collaboration.

The city’s strategic location on the West Coast also offers logistical advantages for businesses. With access to major transportation routes and international shipping ports, companies based in Portland can easily connect to markets across the United States and worldwide.

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

At Raincatcher, we specialize in selling companies with annual revenues of $2 million or more in their exit strategies. Our team of experienced business brokers is here to support you throughout the entire transaction process.

From conducting comprehensive business valuations and market analyses to developing strategic marketing plans and overseeing due diligence, we’ve got you covered. We’ll be by your side, guiding you every step of the way.

Don’t settle for less when selling, presumably,  your most valuable asset. Enhance your options and take advantage of the expertise and services available from Raincatcher. 

Let us help you achieve a successful business exit.

100+
Transactions

$500M+
In Deals Closed

20+
Industries Served

We understand the business landscape and economy in Portland

A track record of servicing Oregon companies

Portland offers a vibrant marketplace for business owners looking to capitalize on their investment. The city’s robust economy, fueled by sectors such as technology, healthcare, manufacturing, and sustainable industries, presents ample opportunities for business owners to attract potential buyers.

In recent years, Portland has witnessed a steady influx of investors and entrepreneurs drawn to the city’s dynamic business landscape. Its strategic location on the West Coast, well-connected transportation infrastructure, and diverse workforce make it an attractive destination for local and international buyers.

The Raincatcher Process

How we get top dollar for our Portland 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 Oregon

Our remote approach allows us to overcome geographical barriers, ensuring seamless connections with clients nationwide. We specialize in providing tailored support and guidance for owners ready to exit their businesses. Our team of expert brokers have extensive knowledge across various sectors, enabling us to navigate the ever-changing business landscape easily. Having advisors located across the country allows us to meet our clients virtually or, when necessary, meet in person. 

Raincatcher can open up all kinds of new opportunities nationwide for owners looking to sell a business in Portland. 

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 Portland

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 Portland

We place great value on fostering strong relationships with our clients, and our dedicated advisors are here to offer regional assistance and arrange convenient remote consultations. When necessary, we would be delighted to meet with you where you are located or at a convenient place nearby.

Other areas we have served in Oregon

205 SE Spokane St #300, Portland, OR 97202

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.