Top 25 Most Desirable Businesses Sought After By Buyers*

September 2016

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