The Q1 2021 Market Pulse Survey Report indicates that for those purchasing businesses for less than $1MM, Personal Services and Consumer Good Businesses are the top overall in purchased businesses. Notably, Restaurants moved down a notch in the <$500K range. In the $1MM-$50MM, Construction/Engineering and Manufacturing let the types of businesses purchased.

If you own a business in one of these top market sectors, note that Buyers are plentiful and seeking to purchase in these market sectors. Now may be a great time to transition to that next phase.
To start planning, determine how much money you will need to receive for your business to be able to live the life you want afterward. Think about these questions: What do I have now, and what do I need? Most people do not have their “number” figured out, but with a little work, you can get there quickly. Get some professional help from a wealth manager or financial planner to fine-tune that number.
We are here to help when you need to determine the marketability and approximate value of your business. For more information, please contact us by messaging us here or calling our office at 804-464-3898.
About the Market Pulse Report
The Market Pulse Report compares conditions for businesses being sold on Main Street (values of $0-$2MM) to those being sold on the Lower Middle Market (values of $2MM-$50MM). The Q1 2021 survey was conducted between April 1-23, 2021 and was completed by 301 business brokers and M&A advisors from 44 states. Respondents completed 266 transactions this quarter. This is the 36th edition of this quarterly report.
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About International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and the M&A Source

Founded in 1983, IBBA is the largest non-profit association specifically formed to meet the needs of people and firms engaged in various aspects of business brokerage and mergers and acquisitions. For more information visit or follow the IBBA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Founded in 1991, the M&A Source promotes professional development of merger and acquisition professionals so that they may better serve their clients’ needs and maximize public awareness of professional intermediary services available for middle market merger and acquisition transactions. For more information visit or follow the M&A Source on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.