Quazar Quips©
Welcome to the first edition of Quazar Quips©, a monthly newsletter discussing  the Business Brokerage market for deals between $1 million and $5 million in value.  We suggest archiving this edition, as first editions often become quite valuable!  Each month, Quazar Quips© will keep you informed about statistics, trends, and helpful thoughts within the Business Brokerage market.  If you or someone you know is thinking about selling their business, please contact Adam Webb or Bruce Behm at (763) 550-9555.
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Adam Webb, Managing Director adamw@quazarbusinessbrokerage.com
It’s a Seller’s Market
Source:  M&A Source, 2015 Q3 Market Pulse Report.
According to The M&A Source, relative to the third quarter in 2014, respondents in the third quarter of 2015 had no change in attitude for deals valued from $1MM to $2MM, however, for deals valued from $2MM to $5MM, 75% of surveyed advisors believe it is a seller’s market compared to 53% in the previous year.  This indicates there is liquidity available and buyers are in the marketplace seeking to purchase. General fears around  the instability of the stock market, increasing interest rates, and the uncertain election season have yet to manifest in reduced demand in the marketplace. Clearly, it’s a seller’s market, and now is great time to sell.
Money is Plentiful
Source:  sba.gov SBA Business Loan Approval Activity Report
As can be seen from the graph above, total SBA 7(A) loan activity has trended upwards over the past five years. Lenders are eager to finance SBA loans, which has increased demand in the marketplace for solid acquisition opportunities. This matches what we have seen in the marketplace and reinforces that we are in a seller’s market.
For additional insights into the marketplace, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!
Quazar Business Brokerage©, 3535 Plymouth Boulevard, Suite 210, Minneapolis, MN  55447