Ed Towers of Tiger Brokerage Group in Naples reports a key finding from a recently released survey is that “Brokers and Mergers and Acquisition Advisors are feeling decidedly optimistic about market activity in 2013”. The study is from the fourth quarter 2012 by the International Business Brokers Association. The survey also announced “For the first time, baby boomer’s retirement was the number one reason driving business sales across all Main Street and lower middle market sectors.”  Towers states that the average business transaction multiple is 2.5 to 3.5 times sellers discretionary income. Tiger Brokerage Group (www.tigerbrokerage.com) is an M&A Advisory and Business Brokerage firm. They find buyers for owners of privately held companies in Florida. Towers is one of 80 Master Intermediaries in the world.

Babson Finds M&A Has Improved

“It is a very good time for entrepreneur owners to begin planning for their capital event.”

That is the theme of the Babson College Middle Market/Small Business Mergers & Acquisition Survey conducted by the business school’s MBA students in the first quarter of 2013.  The report was released May 15th, according to Ed Towers, a Master Intermediary with an M&A advisory firm in Naples.  The President of Tiger Brokerage Group, Mr. Towers quotes that the research shows that “Mergers and Acquisitions has significantly improved in the past two years”.