Top 25 Most Desirable Businesses

January 2015

The Top 25 Most Desirable Businesses Sought After By Buyers*


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

▲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.