Hot Business List ~ October – December 2015

Hot Business List ~ October – December 2015

Rounding up the final months of 2015 hot businesses for sale has found few changes at the top of the tables, but significant movement further down for businesses valued at under $1 million. Mid-market businesses have seen no change.

Businesses valued at under $1 million
Restaurants keep their number 1 spot across October, November and December, with E-Commerce businesses and bars hoping in and out of the second spot. Liquor stores, a business category that regular makes appearances in the top ten for impressions, makes the bottom half of the table in October and November, only to drop off in December. Although, Convenience Stores, a type that will generally sell alcohol, sits between 4th and 6th place across the three months.

Mid-market businesses
Mid-market business (businesses self-valued or with turnover in excess of $1 million) availability has remained even, with no changes across the top ten spots.


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 October were:

  1. Restaurants
  2. Bars
  3. E-Commerce Businesses
  4. Convenience Stores
  5. Home & Garden Businesses
  6. Auto Repair, Service & Parts
  7. Liquor Stores/Off Licences/Wine Merchants
  8. Fast Food – Non Franchises
  9. Marketing Businesses
  10. Websites


The top 10 businesses for November were:

  1. Restaurants
  2. E-Commerce Businesses
  3. Convenience Stores
  4. Auto Repair, Service & Parts
  5. Bars
  6. Liquor Stores/Off Licences/Wine Merchants
  7. Fast Food Franchises
  8. Websites
  9. Gas/Petrol Service Stations
  10. Health & Fitness Clubs


The top 10 businesses for December were:

  1. Restaurants
  2. Bars
  3. Cafes & Diners
  4. Auto Repair, Service & Parts
  5. Fast Food – Non Franchises
  6. Convenience Stores
  7. Fast Food Franchises
  8. Card & Gift Shops
  9. E-Commerce Businesses
  10. Advertising Businesses


Top Midmarket Categories by Advert count

Top 10 M&A Businesses were

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


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