Business Sales Increasing

Recent reports are indicating sales of existing small businesses are increasing in Orange County and across the nation.  Several reasons are given for these increases:

1.  Valuations have improved due to the economy picking up steam.

2.  Banks are reported to be lending again although I have my doubts.

3.  Baby Boomers are now of the age where they want to retire and they feel more comfortable about selling now versus a couple of years ago.

4.  Private Equity Groups (PEG) are taking smaller deals as “add-ons” to their platform companies.