The Fourth Quarter 2014 Pepperdine Study known as Marketpulse, confirms what many business brokers have been seeing, namely, that now is the time to sell your business.  The report is prepared with data submitted by brokers belonging to the IBBA (International Business Broker Association) and M&A Source (which we are members of).

Key Findings:

  • The top barriers to getting deals done is Valuation, Deal fatigue, Financing
  • The top contributors to getting deals done is Clear Price Expectations, Larger buyer pool, More Sellers
  • Most business sellers were selling to retire
  • 65% of the advisors working in the $2M to $5M sector said that is is a seller’s market
  • The common EBITDA multiplier range in the $2M to $5M sector was 3.25 to 4.75 (58% of all transactions fell in that range)
  • The top seller deal mistakes were unrealistic expectations, poor financial records, declining business sales

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