Virginia Beach Business Brokers

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

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Business brokerage and M&A services for Virginia Beach and surrounding areas

Virginia Beach is a vibrant coastal city located in the southeastern region of the state of Virginia, known for its opportunities. With a population exceeding 450,000, Virginia Beach is the most populous city in the state and a major economic hub.
Situated at the intersection of major transportation routes, including Interstate 64 and several major highways, the city offers convenient access to markets in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions. Additionally, the Port of Virginia, one of the busiest ports on the East Coast, enhances the city’s logistical advantages for businesses involved in international trade.

The economy of Virginia Beach is diversified among tourism, military, manufacturing, healthcare, and technology. The city’s pristine beaches, vibrant entertainment venues, and cultural attractions draw millions of visitors yearly, making tourism a dominant industry. The military also plays a significant role, as Virginia Beach is home to several military installations, including the Naval Air Station Oceana and the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, contributing to defense-related economic activity.

Virginia Beach offers a conducive environment for businesses to thrive, with its strategic location, diverse economy, and support for entrepreneurship. With its unique blend of coastal charm and economic opportunities, Virginia Beach continues to attract businesses and foster economic growth in the region.

 

The highest level of business brokerage and M&A for Virginia Beach

Unlock the full potential of your business sale with Raincatcher’s dedicated team to support you. We offer comprehensive services that encompass every step of the transaction process. From conducting thorough business valuations to analyzing market trends, our experienced business brokers provide valuable insights into fair market value and market conditions. Trust our strategic positioning, financial analysis, and targeted marketing efforts to attract qualified buyers and optimize the value of your business.

100+
Transactions

$500M+
In Deals Closed

20+
Industries Served

We understand the business landscape and economy in Virginia Beach

A track record of servicing Virginia companies

Virginia Beach boasts a thriving economy that is a lucrative hub for business owners looking to sell their companies. Renowned for its diverse industries and strategic location, Virginia Beach provides a favorable environment for entrepreneurs seeking growth and profitability. With a strong emphasis on tourism, defense, healthcare, and technology sectors, the city offers a broad customer base and ample opportunities for business expansion. Virginia Beach’s pro-business policies, low taxes, and supportive infrastructure create an attractive business climate, fostering innovation and entrepreneurial success. By leveraging these advantages and utilizing our business brokerage services, business owners can maximize their profits, tap into a skilled workforce, and capitalize on the city’s favorable economic landscape to sell their companies successfully.

The Raincatcher Process

How we get top dollar for our Virginia Beach 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 Virginia

Our remote approach fosters connections with clients nationwide, delivering customized assistance and counsel in business sales and acquisitions. Equipped with a team of specialized professionals and an extensive knowledge of diverse industries, we effortlessly navigate the ever-evolving landscape, empowering entrepreneurs.

By strategically positioning advisors throughout the country, we offer virtual consultations tailored to our client’s convenience and on-site visits to their businesses, enabling us to gain valuable insights into their operations. Additionally, we readily travel to meet with investors for crucial management meetings, ensuring comprehensive engagement and effective collaboration.

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 Virginia Beach

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 Virginia Beach

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 Virginia

780 Lynnhaven Pkwy Suite 400, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

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.