Marketpulse Quarterly Survey Reports, 3rd Quarter 2014
THE IBBA AND M&A SOURCE MARKET PULSE
SURVEY REPORT Q3 2014
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 Q3 2014 survey was completed by 242 respondents, representing 18 regional and international business broker and M&A associations. Half of the respondents (50%) had at least 10 years of experience in the M&A and/or business brokerage industry. Participating advisors reported closing 252 transactions in Q3 2014.