Hot Business List ~ September 2015

Hot Business List ~ September 2015

Businesses valued at under $1 million

During September, E-commerce businesses saw a jump in impressions, going from the previously held spot of 3rd to 1st. Could an increased interest in E-commerce businesses be helped with the holiday season quickly approaching?

Interestingly, liquor stores jumped from 9th in August to 5th in September one spot above bars. July had seen a drop to 9th from 6th, indicating this jump is a natural occurrence and not necessarily a seasonal fluctuation.

Mid-market businesses

Mid-market business (businesses self-valued or with turnover in excess of $1 million) availability has remained fairly even. Restaurants, convenience stores and service stations have retained the top three spots for the last three months, and with small changes at the bottom of the table with bar availability bouncing between 8th and 9th.


Below you will find the current “hot” business list courtesy of data from We asked Businesses For Sale for a monthly ranking of business types based on the number of “hits” on their site. This ranking is not based on the actual sale of businesses.

Top Categories by Impressions

The top 10 businesses for September were:

  1. E-Commerce
  2. Restaurants
  3. Convenience Stores
  4. Auto Repair, Service & Parts
  5. Liquor Stores/Off Licences/Wine Merchants
  6. Bars
  7. Sandwich Shops & Delivery
  8. Home & Garden Businesses
  9. Websites
  10. Health & Fitness Clubs


Top Midmarket Categories by Advert count

Top 10 M&A Businesses for September were

  1. Restaurants
  2. Convenience Stores
  3. Gas/Petrol Service Stations
  4. Auto Repair, Service & Parts
  5. Services Businesses
  6. Retail Businesses
  7. Distribution Businesses
  8. Construction Businesses
  9. Bars
  10. Specialist Subcontractors


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