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IBBA Q3 2020 Market Pulse Report

National Report: Advisors Divided on When Business Sales Will Return to “Normal” – NOW or 2021 or 2022 November 9, 2020 – LOS ANGELES – The latest data from the Market Pulse survey of business brokers and M&A advisors suggests that pandemic-resistant businesses are in demand. Responding advisors report they completed 301 transactions in the […]

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IBBA Q2 2020 Market Pulse Report

National Report: Move to Buyer’s Market and Increasing Earnouts Companies Continue to Sell   August 5, 2020 – LOS ANGELES – While many small business owners are struggling to keep their doors open, a recent survey of business brokers and M&A advisors reveals about half of small and medium business owners can no longer get to […]

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IBBA Q1 2020 Market Pulse Report

National Report: COVID-19 Pandemic Puts the Brakes on M&A Market, Biggest Quarter-to-Quarter Drop in Seller’s Market Sentiment Since Survey Started in 2013    April 29, 2020 – LOS ANGELES – While many small business owners are struggling to keep their doors open, a recent survey of business brokers and M&A advisors reveals that more than half […]

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IBBA Q4 2019 Market Pulse Report

National Report: Business Brokers Predict More M&A Activity, But Longer Time to Sell Businesses in 2020 February 13, 2020 – LOS ANGELES – Business brokers expect a healthy M&A market in 2020 with 55% of advisors predicting the volume of deals (under $50 million) will increase in the next 12 months according to the Q4 […]

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IBBA Q3 2019 Market Pulse Report

Business Brokers Say Fear of a Recession is Driving Down Small Business Valuations November 8, 2019 – LOS ANGELES – The recession isn’t here yet, but business advisors say a looming slowdown is already driving down business valuations. Over half (53%) of business brokers surveyed say a recession is the biggest concern especially for small […]

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IBBA Q2 2019 Market Pulse Report

National Survey: Booming Construction Industry Leads M&A Activity  September 4, 2019 – LOS ANGELES – Construction and engineering companies led M&A activity according to the Q2 2019 Market Pulse Report published by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), M&A Source and the Pepperdine Private Capital Market Project. This is a notable change from the manufacturing industry […]

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IBBA Q1 2019 Market Pulse Report

National Survey: Waning Seller’s Market for Sale of Small Businesses Signals a Peak in the Market May 22, 2019 – LOS ANGELES – Seller’s market sentiment is down in all market segments except for businesses with $5 million to $50 million in enterprise value. Looking back a year, seller’s market sentiment has decreased notably for […]

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IBBA Q4 2018 Market Pulse Report

National Survey: Business Brokers Say Heightened M&A Pace Will Continue in 2019, but End is Near February 19, 2019 – LOS ANGELES – Business advisors say that the intense pace of mergers and acquisitions that occurred in 2018 is likely to continue into 2019, but not for much longer. According to the Q4 2018 Market […]

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IBBA Q2 2018 Market Pulse Report

National Survey: Business Brokers Say 2018 is the Best Year to Sell a Business in Last Five Years Small businesses (<$2 MM) struggling to find qualified workers and talent shortage is impacting ability to sell business August 9, 2018 – LOS ANGELES – Optimism in the M&A market is at an all time high according […]

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