Improved Small Business Financials, Stabilized Transaction Activity in 2015

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.’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 – the Internet’s largest business-for-sale marketplace, reported today that the number of annual small business transactions stabilized in 2015, ending the year down just 3.6 percent from 2014’s record high.

A total of 7,222 closed transactions were reported in 2015, nearly matching the 7,494 transactions in 2014, which was the highest year-end total reported since BizBuySell started tracking data in 2007. Part of the reason transaction activity stabilized in 2015 may be that small businesses continue to grow financially healthier, allowing owners to ask for more money, creating a more balanced market.

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