Number of Small Business Transactions Jumps In Early 2017 While Median Revenues, Cash Flow Reach Record Levels

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Light & Raphael business brokerage is currently seeing a lot of business owners explore the sale of their companies. Financing options for buyers remain strong and interest rates are still low. San Francisco, CA – BizBuySell.com, the Internet’s largest business-for-sale marketplace, reported today a record number of first quarter sold business transactions in early 2017. The full results are included … Read More

Small and Mid-Sized Deals Increase in 2016

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gavinraphael: This is good news for buyers and sellers! Light & Raphael also saw a significant uptick in business transactions in 2016. BizBuySell Insight ReportsRecord Number of Small Businesses Were Bought & Sold in America in 2016; Trump’s Election Spurs Optimism Among Small Business Owners According to BizBuySell.com Report BizBuySell.com’s Fourth Quarter 2016 Insight Report shows small business transactions continue … Read More

Small and Mid-Sized Deals Increase in 2016

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This is good news for buyers and sellers! Light & Raphael also saw a significant uptick in business transactions in 2016. BizBuySell Insight ReportsRecord Number of Small Businesses Were Bought & Sold in America in 2016; Trump’s Election Spurs Optimism Among Small Business Owners According to BizBuySell.com Report BizBuySell.com’s Fourth Quarter 2016 Insight Report shows small business transactions continue to … Read More

Business Sales Are Up – Time to Buy?

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Small Business Transaction Up 15% From Last Year, Reach Highest Levels Since Q2 of 2008 BizBuySell’s Third Quarter 2016 Insight Report shows 2016 on pace to have highest number of businesses changing hands since report inception in 2007; Active for-sale listings reach record high too. San Francisco, CA – BizBuySell.com, the Internet’s largest business-for-sale marketplace, reported today that third-quarter small … Read More

Will the Election Change the Mind of Companies Looking to Sell?

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2016 Buyer-Seller Confidence Index: Small Business Sellers Remain Confident in Current Market but the Gap is Closing as Buyers Seeing More Realistic Asking Prices BizBuySell September 27, 2016 Both Buyers & Sellers Say Election Result Could Change Their Plans in the Market, Data Shows a Clinton Win Could Lead to More Sellers in 2017 San Francisco, CA – BizBuySell.com, the … Read More

First Half 2016 Small Business Transactions Up Slightly Over 2015; Data Shows Inverse Relationship Between Asking Price and Time on Market

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Interesting to note that in Richmond, VA the median selling price was $145,000 which represented 2.09 cash flow multiple.  BizBuySell’s Second Quarter 2016 Insight Report shows market stabilizing at high activity levels; median time to market a business is about 6 months. San Francisco, CA – BizBuySell.com, the Internet’s largest business-for-sale marketplace, reported today that the total number of small … Read More

Quarterly M&A Survey

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Alexandria, VA, May 24, 2016 – The quarterly Market Pulse Survey published by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA),  M&A Source and the Pepperdine Private Capital Market Project found that retirement is the number one reason that sellers go to market, but the type of buyer varies with business size as does the approach for ensuring a successful transaction. In … Read More

Sellers Cashing Out While Number Of Business For-Sale Listings Hit Seven-Year Peak

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Light & Raphael is seeing a lot of activity by both buyers and sellers. Good businesses that are well-priced, in geographic centers and in sought after industries are selling very quickly and attracting multiple offers.  BizBuySell April 6, 2016 BizBuySell’s First Quarter 2016 Insight Report shows highest number of small businesses listed for sale since 2009, service and retail industries … Read More

Improved Small Business Financials, Stabilized Transaction Activity in 2015

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Light & Raphael believes the market remains very hot in 2016 and we are seeing a lot of buying and selling in the lower middle markets. BizBuySell.com’s Fourth Quarter 2015 Insight Report shows that while the number of businesses that changed hands decreased slightly, key financial indicators reached all-time highs, indicating a healthy, more balanced market. San Francisco, CA – … Read More

Timing Right for Business Owners Looking to Sell

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By CAROL HAZARD Richmond Times-Dispatch Business owners thinking about selling their companies might want to take the plunge. Business valuations are high — “frothy,” some industry experts say — for quality businesses, as private equity groups and strategic buyers scout the market for profitable buys. In the broad market, “valuations are very full,” said William L. Tyson, senior managing director … Read More