The thriving industry is expected to continue to grow. According to the Third Quarter 2017 Quarterly Review, a shrinking labor force will result in the expansion of business owners via acquisitions (9). It’s a huge, untapped market! Here are the numbers:
- At any given moment, there are 15 potential buyers for every one business available for acquisition (10).
- M&A Advisors are needed as only 20% of all businesses for sale are sold (10).
- Yet M&A Advisors are involved in 10% of all business transactions (10).
Whether the economy is good or bad, people are always selling and buying businesses. When the economy is weak, M&A Advisors historically see more potential buyers entering the market due to corporate downsizing and layoffs.