Top 25 Most Desirable Businesses Sought After By Buyers*

August 2015

  1. Business service companies 
  2. Healthcare products & services 
  3. Niche manufacturing companies
  4. Industrial services
  5. Consumer products & services
  6. Technology products & services
  7. Value-added distributors
  8. Logistics, transportation & warehousing 
  9. Financial services
  10. Energy products & services 
  11. Communication & marketing services 
  12. Software companies 
  13. Building materials 
  14. Specialty chemicals & materials 
  15. Aerospace, military & defense businesses 
  16. Food & beverage manufacturers 
  17. Educational products & services 
  18. Telecom 
  19. Insurance 
  20. Specialty packaging 
  21. Outsourced professional services 
  22. Environmental services 
  23. Engineering services 
  24. Restaurants  
  25. Waste services  

Increased interest   Decreased interest New to the list   (Blank) no change

* Private equity groups, corporations, and high net worth individuals have contacted O’Keeffe & O’Malley in the last 60 days with their investment criteria. The list is ranked in order by the number of interested parties in each type of business segment. Size, earnings, and other criteria have been left out. For specific details on these buyers please contact O’Keeffe & O’Malley at 913.648.0185.