Small Business for Sale Listings Reach Six Year High

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BizBuySell.com’s Second Quarter 2015 Insight Report shows that with small business financial performance on the rise, more small business owners are ready to cash in by selling. San Francisco, CA – BizBuySell.com the Internet’s largest business-for-sale marketplace, reported today that the number of small businesses listed for-sale grew more than 12 percent from the same time last year and has … Read More

Still Largely a Buyer’s Market

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This is still a very good time to buy a business for smaller buyers as there are relatively few purchasers committing capital to investments. In the middle market segment, sellers have more of the chips. IBBA Survey Reveals Main Street Market is Shifting to Seller’s Market “Confidence is up across the board, and we’re seeing that reflected in both buyers … Read More

Light & Raphael in the News

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ALEXA WELCH EDLUND/TIMES-DISPATCH (L-R) Wayne Light and Gavin Raphael own Light & Raphael, a business brokerage firm Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Light & Raphael LLC What is it?: Business brokerage firm Location: 4825 Radford Ave., Suite 102 Employees: None, just owners Owners: Wayne Light and Gavin Raphael Contact: (804) 355-2445 orhttp://ift.tt/1AAU2L9 Posted: Sunday, April 12, 2015 10:30 pm By Joan … Read More

M&A Market Continues to Improve

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The IBBA Survey results below validate what we are seeing at Light & Raphael as there is increased activity, particularly on the sell side. (Now if we could just find a few more willing and able buyers!) IBBA Survey Reveals Increase in Transactions Across All Valuation Sizes For Immediate Release                     … Read More

First Quarter Effect

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We are seeing lots of activity on the sell side as business owners enter 2015 and decide to call it a day. There has been a noticeable ramp up in phone calls placed to Light & Raphael across all industry sectors. Many business owners have witnessed the declines subsequent to 2008, have ridden the wave and are now able to … Read More

Why 2015 Might be a Banner Year for the Middle Market

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Mid-market companies saw strong revenue and employment gains in the fourth quarter, and they’re confident about 2015. Middle market companies finished the fourth quarter of 2014 with a bang, and they expect strong growth to continue in the coming year. But concerns about global growth and the continued high cost of health care are lingering worries that could dampen prospects in 2015.That’s … Read More

Updated Businesses for Sale

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We have listed several new businesses for sale in recent weeks, including a marble and granite fabricator and installer, a large retail furniture store, and we have several deals in the works.  We expect to have a highly profitable sweetFrog for sale by the end of next week. Please visit http://ift.tt/1u469qu for further details.

Small Business Transaction Activity Remains Strong

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Small Business Transactions Up 18%, Sellers Earn Higher Sale Prices, According to BizBuySell.com Report BizBuySell October 6, 2014 BizBuySell.com’s Third Quarter 2014 Insight Report shows transaction levels still on pace for record-breaking year, sellers now receiving a higher percentage of asking price and improved cash flow multiples San Francisco, CA – October 6, 2014 – BizBuySell.com, the Internet’s largest business-for-sale marketplace, reported today that … Read More

A Friendlier World for Sellers of Businesses

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Over the past couple of years, the business-for-sale marketplace has been a friendly place for buyers (at least for those who could secure financing) as pent-up supply from the great recession began to enter the market Although brisk activity has benefited everyone, sellers haven’t enjoyed the same level of confidence as buyers … until now.  BizBuySell.com’s annual survey of more … Read More

Seller Mistakes Preventing Deal Closings

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Your Company Failed To Sell – Here’s Why Small business owners have an opportunity to learn from their peers who have attempted and failed or, more importantly, have successfully sold their business during the second quarter of 2014. The International Business Broker Association (IBBA)  and M&A Source, in partnership with the Pepperdine University, have summed up survey results from 250 respondents about businesses being marketed … Read More