Seattle Washington Business Brokers

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

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

Often referred to as the “Emerald City,” Seattle is home to diverse businesses, from tech startups to established corporations, and continues to attract talent and investments. Benefiting from its strategic geographic location, providing access to major markets in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. 

A key factor contributing to the thriving business climate in Seattle is its reputation as a hub for innovation and technology. Known for being the birthplace of tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon, it fosters a culture of entrepreneurship and creativity. The presence of these industry leaders, along with numerous tech incubators and accelerators, creates a supportive ecosystem for startups and promotes collaboration and knowledge-sharing.

The business-friendly policies of the state of Washington also contribute to the favorable business climate. The absence of a state income tax and relatively low business taxes make it an attractive destination for companies seeking to establish or expand their operations.

In recent years, there has been a growing focus on sustainable and socially responsible business practices in Seattle. The city has been at the forefront of environmental initiatives, promoting renewable energy, green building practices, and sustainable transportation options. Aligning with the values of many businesses and attracting customers and investors who prioritize sustainability.

Seattle continues to be a magnet for entrepreneurs and corporations alike, driving economic growth and creating exciting opportunities for the future.

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

At Raincatcher, we are dedicated to providing exceptional middle-market mergers and acquisitions advisory services and serving as a reliable business brokerage firm. We specialize in businesses ranging from $2 million to $250 million.  

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 Seattle

A track record of servicing Washington companies

Seattle has long been a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship. The city’s diverse economic landscape, encompassing technology, aerospace, healthcare, and creative industries, has contributed to its reputation as a thriving business center. 

With a plethora of potential buyers, venture capitalists, and private equity firms actively seeking investment opportunities, the selling process will involve engaging in strategic negotiations and due diligence, which our team and network of preferred affiliates will help you navigate through, ensuring a seamless transition for companies seeking to maximize their value in this dynamic and highly competitive market.

The Raincatcher Process

How we get top dollar for our Seattle 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 Washington

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 placed across the country allows us to meet our clients virtually and at their place of business to understand the operations better 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 Seattle

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 Seattle

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 get a deeper understanding of your operations.

Other areas we have served in Washington

600 Stewart St Suite 300 and 400, Seattle, WA 98101

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.