Top 25 Most Desirable Businesses Sought After By Buyers*

May 2017

  1. Healthcare products & services
  2. Business service companies 
  3. Consumer products & services 
  4. Niche manufacturing
  5. Industrial services 
  6. Logistics, transportation & warehousing 
  7. Energy products & services 
  8. Fire protection & systems 
  9. Automotive products & services 
  10. Building materials
  11. Engineering services 
  12. Environmental services 
  13. Financial services 
  14. Food & beverage manufacturers 
  15. Infrastructure 
  16. Landscape services 
  17. Media & entertainment 
  18. Software companies 
  19. Specialty chemicals & materials 
  20. Staffing companies 
  21. Value-added distributors 
  22. Water treatment 
  23. Aerospace, military & defense businesses 
  24. Agricultural products & services 
  25. Bid data/analytics 

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.