Market Pulse Quarterly Report Shows 2015 Ended With Strong Sales of Businesses and Optimism is Growing for 2016

Main Street Market Was Incredibly Active in 2015; M&A Advisors Forecast 60% Net Increase in New Deals in 2016

February 10, 2016  | 1 min read

The quarterly IBBA and M&A Source Market Pulse Survey was created to gain an accurate understanding of the market conditions for businesses being sold in Main Street (values $0-$2MM) and the lower middle market (values $2MM -$50MM). The national survey was conducted with the intent of providing a valuable resource to business owners and their advisors. The IBBA and M&A Source present the Market Pulse Survey with the support of the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project and the Graziado School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University. 

The Q4 2015 survey was completed by 348 business brokers and M&A advisors, representing 38 states. Half of the respondents (56%) had at least 10 years of experience in the M&A industry. Respondents completed 410 transactions this quarter.