Viewing your distribution company through the same lens as a potential buyer will help your business attract more buyers and receive higher valuations in a big way. Before putting your distribution company on the market, you need to distinguish what makes your business unique. Along with addressing standard due diligence items like corporate documents and audited financial statements, you will be required to identify the characteristics that make your business valuable.
In the merger and acquisition market there have been many flavors of the month, but the demand for industrial companies is the equivalent of chocolate: almost universally and consistently liked by acquirers. Industrial companies including, manufacturing, distribution and services, are a significant portion of the American economy and will remain so well into the future. At one time, the demise of the industrial sector was predicted as low cost manufacturing transitioned overseas. In recent years the demand for industrial products produced in the U.S. has expanded. Throughout these differing viewpoints M&A activity in the industrial sector has remained strong.
The industrial services sector is undergoing a resurgence as merger and acquisition activity continues to grow. As with most sectors, transaction activity decreased substantially after the economic downturn in 2008. The industrial services sector was hit particularly hard due to cutbacks in spending by the private and public sectors.
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