Sales of small biz boom; multiples up

BVWireIssue #183-1
December 6, 2017

Business is booming in the business-for-sale marketplace according to’s Q3 2017 Insight report. In the third quarter, the marketplace saw 2,589 small-business transactions, a 24% increase in transactions from Q3 2016. This continues a two-year trend of robust quarter-over-quarter market growth. During the same period, the average sales price multiple of cash flow increased from 2.22 to 2.29, while the average multiple of revenue increased 2.8%.

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