Top 25 Most Desirable Businesses

October 2014

The Top 25 Most Desirable Businesses Sought After By Buyers*

 

  1. Business service companies 
  2. Healthcare ▲       
  3. Niche manufacturing companies  
  4. Value Added Distribution ▼
  5. Industrial services ▲
  6. Consumer products and services ▼
  7. Technology products and services ▲
  8. Energy products and services 
  9. Communication and marketing services ▲
  10. Logistics, transportation and warehousing ▲
  11. Building materials ▲
  12. Educational products and services ▲
  13. Aerospace, military and defense businesses ▲
  14. Financial services ▲ 
  15. Food and beverage manufacturers ▲
  16. Agriculture/agri-business ▲
  17. Environmental services ▲ 
  18. Packaging 
  19. Metal fabricators  
  20. Restaurants ▲
  21. TelecomEnvironmental services ▼
  22. Engineering services ▲ 
  23. Software companies 
  24. Outsourced professional services
  25. Software companies 

▲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.