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Bizexchange Index trend analysis Dec quarter 2011

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Bizexchange Index trend analysis Dec quarter 2011

By , April 17, 2012

he latest report by bizexchange highlights some disturbing trends: The last twelve months has seen a dramatic rise in the number of businesses for sale, particularly the number of micro-businesses. This may signal the arrival of the major ways of businesses the sale of the result of baby boomers business owners moving towards retirement. The premium paid for larger businesses, particularly those in the middle market (5,000,000 to 15,000,000 turnover) has also softened. This end of the market is strongly influenced by equity markets with mergers and acquisitions the primary source of buyers while retiring Micro business owners flood the smaller end of the market dragging these prices lower.he latest report by bizexchange highlights some disturbing trends: The last twelve months has seen a dramatic rise in the number of businesses for sale, particularly the number of micro-businesses. This may signal the arrival of the major ways of businesses the sale of the result of baby boomers business owners moving towards retirement. The premium paid for larger businesses, particularly those in the middle market (5,000,000 to 15,000,000 turnover) has also softened. This end of the market is strongly influenced by equity markets with mergers and acquisitions the primary source of buyers while retiring Micro business owners flood the smaller end of the market dragging these prices lower.
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Craig West

Craig West

Managing Director | Succession Plus

Craig West is a strategic accountant who has over 20 years’ experience advising business owners. His background as a CPA in public practice, provided invaluable experience in the key issues of concern to business owners. Following 6 years of study to gain two masters degrees, Craig focused on Capital Gains Tax (CGT) for business sales advising on strategic management of tax issues. This experience formed a very strong view that business owners (and often their advisers) were unprepared and unaware of the steps required to prepare a business for exit.

Craig now acts as a strategic mentor for mid-market business owners and has written four critically acclaimed books on employee incentives, succession planning, asset protection and exit strategies. Craig has conducted numerous seminars and keynote presentations throughout Australia & internationally, including adviser education programs for the Institute of Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia.