Top 25 Most Desirable Businesses

September 2014

The Top 25 Most Desirable Businesses Sought After By Buyers*

 

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

▲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.