The Positive Trend for Business Sales Continues. But for How Long?
In the lower-middle market for business transactions, 2018 was a record year. And experts say 2019 might even be better. Here’s why:
- Asking prices are increasing and expected to remain steady or increase this year
- Orange County is one of the busiest transaction markets in the nation
- Capital markets are robust, and strategic buyers are also quite active
- There are more buyers than sellers, with most eager to fuel growth through acquisition
The robust market may not continue much past the end of this year. This somewhat-limited time frame of opportunity might motivate you to sell sooner than later in order to optimize your company value. Since selling your business can take 12-18 months, it would be wise to take some initial steps as soon as possible.
At The Salazar Group, we sell businesses. In fact, we are Orange County’s most experienced lower- middle market business brokers.
Remember the benefits of partnering with a reputable, experienced, licensed business broker. The broker conducts the valuation and marketing processes, finds buyers and conducts the negotiations, allowing you to run your business. Also, brokers can generate 20% higher sales values than business owners who go it alone.