Tampa Business Brokers

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

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

Tampa, Florida, has experienced significant growth and development in recent years, making it an attractive destination for entrepreneurs and corporations. Tampa has fostered a business-friendly environment encouraging innovation and expansion.

The city is home to various industries, including finance, healthcare, technology, tourism, and defense. This diversity provides a solid foundation for businesses of all sizes and sectors to flourish. Tampa’s economy has been bolstered by major corporations and institutions, such as Raymond James Financial, WellCare Health Plans, and the University of South Florida.

Tampa’s strategic location also plays a vital role in its business success. Situated on the west coast of Florida, the city benefits from easy access to major domestic and international markets. Its proximity to Latin America and the Caribbean has made it a hub for trade and a gateway for companies expanding their operations globally.

Recently, Tampa has witnessed a surge in entrepreneurship and startup activity and increased venture capital investments, providing access to funding opportunities.

Tampa offers a favorable tax environment for businesses. Florida has no personal income tax, and the state’s corporate tax rate is relatively low compared to other states. This tax advantage, coupled with various economic incentives and business-friendly policies, attracts companies seeking to establish or relocate their operations to the region.

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

At Raincatcher, we are dedicated to assisting our clients in achieving the highest possible value when selling their businesses.

Our services are designed to encompass every aspect of the transaction process. We delve into meticulous business valuations and conduct in-depth market analyses to kick things off. As seasoned business brokers serving clients nationwide, we meticulously evaluate market conditions and determine the fair market value of businesses, empowering our clients to make well-informed choices. Furthermore, we offer unwavering support in strategic positioning, financial analysis, and targeted marketing efforts to attract qualified buyers.

Open up a world of possibilities and tap into the unrivaled expertise and extensive services Raincatcher offers.

100+
Transactions

$500M+
In Deals Closed

20+
Industries Served

We understand the business landscape and economy in Tampa

A track record of servicing Florida companies

Selling a company can be a complex and strategic process that requires careful planning and execution. In the vibrant business landscape of Tampa, Florida, entrepreneurs have access to a range of industries and resources that can enhance the value and appeal of their company during the sale.

The first step in selling a company successfully is hiring the best brokerage team for your business. With a diverse economy encompassing industries such as finance, healthcare, technology, tourism, and defense, Tampa offers a broad pool of potential acquirers looking for strategic acquisitions or expansion opportunities. A team that understands the market dynamics and industry trends in Tampa can help identify the right buyers and maximize the company’s value.

Selling a company in the Tampa region requires a strategic approach that aligns with the diverse industries and opportunities. Tap into the experience of brokers familiar with the local and national markets to guide you through the complexities of the sales process. Ensuring that as an entrepreneur, you receive the maximum value for your company and achieve a successful outcome.

The Raincatcher Process

How we get top dollar for our Tampa 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 Florida

At Raincatcher, we understand that proximity is no longer a limitation in today’s economy. Operating nationwide, our team of experienced M&A advisors and business brokers spans the lower 48 states. Don’t limit your options to local M&A advisors, investment banks, and business brokers — expand your horizons with Raincatcher and tap into a broader network of opportunities.

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 Tampa

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 Tampa

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 Florida

4830 W Kennedy Blvd Suite 600, Tampa, FL 33609

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.