Participate in the Market Pulse Survey

The Q3 2024 Survey will be open October 1-15, 2024. Join our email list to get reminders and participate!

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Thank you for your interest in participating in the Market Pulse survey! Together, IBBA and M&A Source work to provide timely data on the current brokerage marketplace.

The Market Pulse Survey offers vital data on the current brokerage marketplace through quarterly updates. Participants report on recent closings, pending deals, and market trends. Effective Q1 2024, survey participants gain exclusive access to the Executive Report as well as the complete results.

To expedite the survey submission process, participants may use the following template: Download Sales Tracker

Quick Survey Guide


3 mins (0 deals)
5 mins (1 deal)
7 mins (2 deals)
9+ mins (3+ deals)

Who Can Participate:

Open to all Main Street
and Lower Middle Market intermediaries


Survey responses are anonymous. However, contact details must be provided for result distribution.


Is the survey anonymous?

All survey data is anonymous. You will be sent to an unrelated site at the end of the survey that asks for your contact information. This site cannot be linked back to the survey results. You must enter your contact information to receive the survey results!

What do participants receive?
  • Access to the complete survey results (each question’s aggregate responses)
  • Executive summary
  • News Release or Blog content for own use
  • Chance to have a featured quote in the Market Pulse report
  • Chance to win credit value for one 4-hour online courses from IBBA or M&A Source (up to $300)
I didn’t complete any deals last quarter, can I still participate?

Yes! Any practicing intermediary in the Main Street or Lower Middle Market is encouraged to participate, regardless of the number of deals closed.

I’m part of a firm, should I take this as a firmwide survey?

This survey is to be completed on an individual basis. However, feel free to forward the survey link to all brokers/M&A advisors in your firm.

Do I need to complete the survey in one sitting?

If you get interrupted, lose a connection, or need to take a break, you will be able to resume the survey from where you left off as long as you access it from the same device. Simply click on the original survey link in your email and you should be placed back into the survey where you departed.

Please contact [email protected] or call 1-888-686-4222 with any additional questions.

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