Top 25 Most Desirable Businesses Sought After By Buyers*

September 2015

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