“Overall, small business indicators continue to point toward a healthy market for buying and selling“
The latest BizBuySell Insight Report covering the final quarter of 2015 is out, and it has great news for both buyers and sellers.
For sellers, the news continues to be good. Median sale price increased 7.6% over the last year, and the number of closed transactions remains high.
If you are a buyer, then the strength of small businesses in the market means good things for your future purchase. Median revenue and median cash flow of sold businesses remained strong and was even up in the last quarter of 2015.
While many are looking at 2015 and wondering where the much anticipated wave of baby boomer sellers are, the numbers indicate that baby boomer sellers continue to stay on as owners and are retiring later than the business owners of past generations. Even without the huge wave of baby boomer sellers last year, the market is starting to level out. This leveling out of the market from a seller’s market toward a buyer’s market is good for both sides of the transaction – as it means sale prices remain high and businesses are healthy overall.
Want to read more analysis? Check out this article from Inc.com.
Do you have questions about what the latest industry numbers mean for your business and the future of a potential sale? Want to know what the businesses you are interested in buying look like compared to the same time last year? Ask us! Please leave any questions or comments here and we will be happy to help!
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