Lower Middle Market Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors

Professional Investment Banking Services

Raincatcher’s Partners and Managing Directors have completed over a billion in combined transactions throughout their careers. We have developed our M&A advisory process to drive competition between buyers to ensure that our client receives the highest value and terms for their business.

Our award-winning team is largely comprised of former small business owners, public accountants, and middle-market investment bankers. Our clients have trusted us to sell over $500M in small and mid-sized businesses.

The Raincatcher Process

Our Specialized M&A Advisory Auction Process

Our M&A Process is Specifically Designed to Maximize Transaction Proceeds and Terms for our Clients with $1M+ in Annual EBITDA

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. Learn more about diligence on our M&A consulting post.

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 due 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.

Note that this process is more similar to how Wall St. investment banks sell billion dollar deals than it is to a traditional business brokers process.

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 M&A 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.

Have a look at some of the redacted marketing materials we have put together for our M&A client’s companies. We leverage these documents to solicit initial bids from investors.

A Snapshot of the Sell-side M&A Process

It’s important to know that each process is tailored to the clients business, desired outcome, number of target buyers in the industry, what sell-side due diligence items may be needed before approaching buyers, how many bids we are anticipating, etc.

While a quality M&A advisor like Raincatcher will shoulder a good portion of the work, it is important to understand that you (the business owner) are still looking at a part-time job for the better part of the year in order to execute a successful M&A process.

M&A and business brokerage process of selling a company

Recently Closed M&A Transactions

What Our M&A Clients Have to Say

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If your business is currently generating over $2M in annual revenue and you are entertaining selling your business in the coming years, we welcome the opportunity to get introduced to discuss our M&A, Exit planning and Advisory services.