Top 25 Most Desirable Businesses Sought After By Buyers*

May 2016

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