Buying a Business in the U.S. - Why 2017 Was a Record Year

BizBuySell’s 2017 year-end Insight Report, shows a record number of businesses changing hands last year, up 27% from 2016. This recent surge is just the latest in what has been a significant rebound since the last recession. This also marks a great opportunity for both buyers and sellers to take advantage of the market.

In order to take advantage however, it’s important to understand what has fueled the rising transaction activity as well as the makeup of the market. To help, we condensed the entire 2017 Insight Report into a hand-crafted, visual representation of the data.

Want to learn more? Read our full 2017 year-end Insight Report for complete details including transactions broken down by sector and metro area. If you like the data or have any questions, please feel free to leave comments below.