Companies with strong profit margins, niche market, and solid management teams are highly sought after by strategic buyers for deal-making opportunities. Valuations this year will continue to increase steadily as industries continue to experience a robust seller’s market with activity from both domestic and international buyers.
There is a noticeable increase in seller interest as advancing operating results via Mergers & Acquisitions make targets more easily attainable. Several business owners are also noticing the potential risk of holding on to their firms for too long which could lead to missing the open window of opportunity for completing an M&A transaction.
Due to global political events and emerging technologically-driven industries such as cryptocurrency & blockchain, a rise to uncertainty in economic policy and trade conditions for the coming years are foreseen. This increase in market volatility may begin the downward turn of this cycle.
While M&A activity could reach a potential downturn soon, several companies are still aggressively looking to buy at the moment. For business owners, it is the best time to sell and cash in on their success before a possible market fall.
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