Top 25 Most Desirable Businesses

December 2014

The Top 25 Most Desirable Businesses Sought After By Buyers*

 

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

▲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.