Wondering if businesses are selling currently? Short answer: YES.
The headlines are not fun lately, we get it. Inflation, financial markets, supply chain, labor / staffing, Putin, Asian giant hornets (what else, right?!).
Expanding on the short answer – quality businesses, priced appropriately, are selling. If you are considering selling your business, now more than ever, professional representation and guidance matters.
As for data and insight into the current market – good news – you found it! The Q2 Market Pulse Report from the IBBA was just released – you arrived at the right place!
At Washington Business Brokers we are proud, long-running members of the International Business Brokers Association. It is the premier organization for business brokers and transaction experts. For context, there are ~2,500 members..nationally. We are a small tribe of experts.
The IBBA conducts a quarterly survey on private business sales, it has insight by transaction size into market multiples, deal structure, time to close, and commentary on the market from hundreds of Business Brokers and M&A Intermediaries. This report, combined with BVR’s quarterly DealStats Index that we also participate in and share, provides an incredibly rich amount of data and market insight.
Read on for insight into:
Deal Structure (mix of cash / financing / contingent payments aka earn-out’s).
Industries seeing the most deal activity.
Who is buying (good overview of the buyer pool at various deal sizes).
Due diligence considerations for buyers and sellers (new add to the report – great intel here).
Time to close.
Commentary on the market from deal experts.
Check it out:
Want to discuss your business, the sale process, valuations, or the market?
Reach out for a confidential, no commitment chat. You will come away with knowledge and concrete steps to immediately improve the value of your business (whenever you choose to explore the sale process).
That is it for today – more to come in a future post. Please forward or share this content if you find it valuable. As always, thank you for reading!
At Washington Business Brokers we are experts in valuation, optimizing a business for sale, buyer identification and qualification, negotiation, deal structuring, and closing.
We do not sell you on selling your business or buying one. Instead, we listen, provide options and expertise, and ultimately partner with you to accomplish your goals. We will be ready when you are.
If you would like to better understand the value of your business or learn more about the process of confidentially selling:
Conversations are always confidential and there is no commitment. We will be ready when you are. Put our team to work for you!