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Is 2017 the time to act?

by John Howe

Wrapping up 2016, and considering key initiatives of the year, we see trends that we believe will continue for New England M&A in the year ahead.

Business Transition Strategies has closed deals for lower mid-market companies in metal work, coatings products, plastics, senior care, water purity, distribution and beyond. Closings are imminent for companies engaged in precision machining, national distribution, furniture fabrication and contract manufacturing. We also are involved in advisory engagements with firms looking to an exit down the road.

Key things we are seeing:

  • Owners of private companies are looking to monetize their life’s work.
  • Retirement continues to be a primary motivator for a sale.
  • The acquisition market is growing within the lower mid-market.
  • Private equity funds have money to deploy and are aggressive when the right deals are presented.
  • Strategic and synergistic buyers are looking to grow through acquisition.
  • Qualified MBA graduates seeking lower mid-market opportunities rather than go to Wall Street jobs.

When you consider New Year’s resolutions, add “What’s Next” to the list. Give BTS a call to begin the conversation.

We are here to offer advice and counsel when you are thinking of selling; and we are available to help, for those looking to prepare for a transition down the line. Don’t miss out on what other owners are doing or miss the market while it is hot.

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