The following article was published in the Big Sky Business Journal. This is Part 1 of a 3 part series.
Market forces have formed to support a strengthening market for business mergers and acquisitions in 2013.
The sale of privately held businesses are normally motivated by a combination of personal and family factors, the specific business situation, and economic and industry conditions.
Many business owners who wanted to sell in 2009 or 2010 found that the recession had severely impacted their company's value. Those owners who rode out the storm can realize significantly improved valuations in the present market.