Top 25 Most Desirable Businesses Sought After By Buyers*

February 2017

  1. Niche manufacturing
  2. Consumer products & services 
  3. Healthcare products & services 
  4. Industrial services 
  5. Business service companies 
  6. Automotive products & services 
  7. Logistics, transportation & warehousing
  8. Agricultural products & services 
  9. Building materials 
  10. Technology products & services 
  11. Engineering services 
  12. Big data/analytics 
  13. Food & beverage manufacturers 
  14. Specialty chemicals & materials 
  15. Environmental services 
  16. Fire protection & systems 
  17. Pharmaceutical 
  18. Retail 
  19. Security/fraud protection 
  20. Software companies 
  21. Communication & marketing services 
  22. Specialty packaging 
  23. Aerospace, military & defense businesses 
  24. Educational products & services 
  25. Electronic product manufacturers 

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.