Top 25 Most Desirable Businesses Sought After By Buyers*

February 2020

  1. Business services
  2. Manufacturing
  3. Consumer products & services
  4. Healthcare products & services
  5. Industrial products & services
  6. Value-added distributors 
  7. Technology products & services
  8. Software companies 
  9. Logistics, transportation & warehousing
  10. Food & beverage manufacturers
  11. Chemicals-specialty chemicals 
  12. Financial Services
  13. Aerospace, military & defense
  14. Building materials
  15. Educational products & services
  16. Packaging & containiers
  17. Retail
  18. Automotive products & services
  19. Energy products & services
  20. Engineering services
  21. Environmental services 
  22. Infrastructure 
  23. Medical & dental practices
  24. Outsourced professional services
  25. Security/Fraud protection 

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.