With $2 trillion in private equity looking to buy, is it time to sell business?

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Coming out of the pandemic, the mergers and acquisitions space is sizzling. So, is it time to sell your business?

“There’s a lot of activity in the market right now,” says Jim Afinowich, founding principal and designated broker at IBG/Fox & Fin. “There’s a lot of pent up demand from buyers who couldn’t buy anything during the pandemic. Before the pandemic, there was $1.5 trillion in private equity looking for investments. Today, there’s more than $2 trillion. So it’s a sellers’ market.”

If you’re a business owner, how do you know if the time is right to take advantage of a sellers’ market that is flush with cash and sell your business?


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Afinowich says there are three indicators that it’s time to sell:

• The market is ready

• The business is ready

• The owner is ready

The market is ready to sell business

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