Overview

Selling up: Improvements in a range of macroeconomic variables will boost industry demand

The Business Brokers Industry Research Report measures market size, analyses current and future trends, and provides an indication of market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld’s collection of industry market research reports gives you insightful, up-to-date information on the supply chains, economic drivers, and key buyers and markets for hundreds of industries.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth
12-17
5.7%
Annual Growth
17-22
Profit
Employment
6,381
Business
4,068

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Improvements in a range of macroeconomic variables are expected to cause the industry’s transactions to consistently grow
  • The potential for industry-specific regulations continues to mount
  • The number of domestic businesses is forecast to increase

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Despite a damaged macroeconomic climate following the recession, an increasing penchant for small business owners to sell their companies has improved the performance of the Business Brokers industry. Over the coming years, improvements in a range of macroeconomic variables, including the number of domestic businesses, are expected to cause the industry's transactions to consistently grow. Moreover, the aging of the domestic population is anticipated to increase the willingness of business owners reaching retirement age to sell their businesses, to the benefit of industry commissions...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The barriers to entry for this industry remain low in 2017. The Business Brokers industry is highly fragmented, with the leading firms accounting for less than one-fourth of total industry revenue. Moreover, most brokers have a limited geographic reach, usually only offering services within one state. While there are several larger brokers with branches located throughout the United States, prospective entrants have the opportunity to successfully enter the industry by targeting a niche industry, such as agriculture or information systems. Additionally, the industry is loosely regulated at the federal- and state-levels of government, with only about 17 states requiring business brokers to obtain real estate licenses to operate in their respective states. Fur..

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    Additional Insights for the Business Brokers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Business Brokers Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Aggressive marketing given the high level of competition
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of businesses and Access to credit in the Business Brokers industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Business Brokers Industry?

    Companies in this industry act as an intermediary between buyers and sellers of small businesses. As part of the process, business brokers estimate the value of a business, advertise the sale without disclosing the business’ name, handle negotiations and facilitate others aspects of the sale (including due diligence).

    Industry Products
    Valuation
    Due diligence
    Advertising
    Other services
    Industry Activities
    Providing valuation services to small businesses
    Providing advertising services during the sale of a small business
    Providing negotiation services on behalf of small businesses
    Providing due diligence concerning small business transactions

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of businesses
  • Access to credit
  • Business sentiment index
  • Number of adults aged 65 and older

  • Current Performance
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Macroeconomic environment and demographic shifts
  • Regulatory landscape
  • Table: Business Brokers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Business Brokers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Convenience Stores
  • Single Location Full-Service Restaurants
  • Hair & Nail Salons
  • Dry Cleaners

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Computer Stores
  • Office Supply Stores

  • Products & Services
  • Valuation
  • Due diligence
  • Other services
  • Advertising
  • Chart: Business Brokers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other
  • Restaurants
  • Personal services
  • Retail
  • Business services
  • Manufacturing
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Business Brokers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Business Brokers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Business Brokers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Business Brokers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Business Brokers Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of businesses (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Business-For-Sale Market
  • The market describing trends in both the propensity to buy and sell businesses.
  • Due Diligence
  • An audit of a potential investment that confirms all crucial facts with respect to a potential sale.
  • Merger And Acquisition Advisor
  • Companies similar to business brokers that typically represent businesses valued in excess of $2.0 million throughout the selling process.
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    This report on Business Brokers:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Business Brokers market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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