Quarter One 2018 Market Insight Report

Quarter One 2018 Market Insight Report

Introduction. The small business sector of the M&A market continues to grow, even following 2017’s record breaking data. In fact, BizBuySell’s survey of business brokers nationwide in December of 2017, showed that brokers expect the market to at least remain consistent if it does not continue to increase in the near future. In Transworld - Rocky Mountain’s specific service area, we facilitated nearly 50% more transactions in Q1 2018 than we did in Q1 2017, so our experience has been concurrent with the general market.


When you dissect the larger scale, US M&A market we continue to see the scaling back of deal activity in volume and capital spend. In Q1 of 2017, we saw $241.40B in capital spend, however in Q1 of 2018, we only saw $143.81B in capital spend. This is a nearly 60% reduction in activity! Similarly, the number of deals reflected this reduction as well with only 1,326 deals being transacted as opposed to the 1,821 deals completed in the first quarter last year. This is almost 30% less activity. Read the Full Report Now


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Rachael Holstein joined the Transworld Team in 2016 as Marketing Coordinator. Her working experience has been largely focused on Business Development and Marketing in the finance, architecture, property management and information technology industries. A long time resident of Cleveland, Ohio, she attained her Undergrad from John Carroll University and a Master’s Degree in Global Interactions from Cleveland State University. She relocated to Denver in 2013 for a change of scenery and a bit of adventure.


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