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August 2014                                                                                  Volume 15 Issue 08
What Is An Intermediary?

What is an intermediary you ask? According to Google, it is "a person who acts as a link between people in order to try to bring about an agreement or reconciliation; a mediator."


As business broker practitioners, we prefer to refer to ourselves as "intermediaries" to enhance the professionalism of our industry by disassociating any negative connotations with the term, "broker".


In a nutshell intermediaries assist buyers and sellers of privately held business in the buying and selling process. Once contacted, they evaluate the business by estimating the value, advertise the business for sale, handle potential buyer interviews, negotiate meetings and facilitate the closing of business sale after due diligence research.

Speak to a VR business intermediary today about what to look for when considering business opportunities to purchase.
Second Quarter Small Business Transactions Reach Pre-Recession Activity 

Second Quarter Small Business Transactions Reach Pre-Recession Activity, Up 11% Over Q2 2013 


BizBuySell.com, the Internet's largest business-for-sale marketplace, reported today that second quarter 2014 small business transactions reached the highest levels reported since before the recession hit in mid-2008.

The 2,029 reported transactions in Q2 2014 represent the second highest total recorded since BizBuySell.com began tracking insights data in 2007, just 3 percent behind the record-high 2,098 transactions reported in Q2 of 2008. The full results are included in BizBuySell.com's Q2 2014 Insights Report, which aggregates statistics from business-for-sale transactions reported by participating business brokers nationwide.

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Top Investment Sectors & Private Equity Trends 

Top 30 Portfolio Company Industries

To determine the top industry sectors in which private equity firms are currently investing, we analyzed business profiles from 54,000+ portfolio companies in our private equity research database.


Take a look at the chart of the top 30 industry sectors of interest as determined by the frequency of occurrence of these keywords within the business profile. (Source:  www.peiServices.com)
Specialty Manufacturing Company Sold 
For $1,100,000
The VR Business Brokers Office in Greenville, SC, a leader in the sale of privately held companies, recently facilitated the sale of a specialty manufacturing business in South Carolina.


The specialty manufacturing and installation business sold is located in upstate, Greenville South Carolina.  All furniture, fixtures, equipment & vehicles were included in the asking price. This property has a long standing, excellent reputation of revenue over the past years.


VR Business Brokers of Greenville, SC facilitated the transaction, from initial business valuation to marketing the opportunity and providing support through the closing process. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

VR Continues to Match Qualified Buyers with Businesses for Sale

In today's business climate, our clients demand quality and professionalism.  We applaud our VR business intermediaries for a job well done!!  Here is a small sample of transactions that have closed across the VR network recently:


Growing Asphalt Paving Co.   |  $649,900.00    |  Springfield, MO

Home Based Specialty Products Dist.  |  $98,000.00    |  Springfield, MO
Spa   |  $50,500.00  |    Springfield, MO
Established Vending Route   |  $75,000.00  |   Wesley Chapel, FL
Specialty Manufacturing Business  |  $1,100,000.00   |  Greenville, SC
Hispanic Meat & Produce Market   |    $75,000.00   |  Artesia, CA

Tobacco Store  |  $60,000  |  Artesia, CA

Asian Fast Food Restaurant  |   $88,000.00   |  Artesia, CA

Coin Laundry  |  $70,000  |  Coral Gables, FL


Thinking of selling your business, or looking for an already running business purchase? 

Lawn Care or Landscaping Business for Sale in Wilmington, NC - $2,500,000
The VR Business Brokers Office in Wilmington, NC has the largest independent speciality contractor in its industry in the Coastal Carolina area that is selling a lawn care/landscaping business. It has been successfully operating for over 23 years, even with the recession, gross revenue has increased over 200% in the past ten years.

Business Listing price: $2.5M*    *qualified Buyers only please!
Annual Revenue approx. $2,000,000 - $2,680,000
Contact Brian via phone at  (910) 392-2400 or viaonline contact form.

In This Issue
What Is An Intermediary?
Second Quarter Small Business Transactions
Top Investment Sectors
Featured Engagements
Businesses Sold
Featured Transactions
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Businesses For Sale

Your dream business awaits you...take advantage of these featured opportunities 
VR has for sale now!

 Lawn care / Landscaping Business


Wilmington, NC


Hair & Beauty Services - Nails & Facial Only


Artesia, CA


Specialty Equipment Sales & Service Opportunity


San Diego, CA


Event Staffing Company


Austin, TX


Subway Restaurant Opportunity


Greenville, SC 


Smoothie Franchise Business


Savannah, GA


Clothing Store Opportunity


Hampstead, NC


Liquor Store


 Waukesha, WI


"Buy-Sell-Trade" Retail Business


Greensboro, NC 


Liquor Store


Charleston, SC


Boutique Clothing Store


Boca Raton, FL


Physical Therapy Practice


New Haven, CT


Internet Business Opportunity


 Springfield-Branson, MO


Lawn Care or Landscaping


Naples, FL

Iconic Used Book Store


Auto Repair Mechanic Shop

Granite, Tile Fabrication & Installation Business



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