Lending restrictions, scarce 3rd party financing, and the uncertainty of government support led our broker audience to share their uncertain outlook on financing for business transactions in 2012.
BizBuySell’s Broker survey, which asks our members to enlighten the industry on trends each quarter, resulted in a resounding vote that financing options aren’t helping business buyers pursue entrepreneurship this year. Over 70% of brokers surveyed did not predict improvement in the lending structure, while the remainder suggested even tighter regulations were to come.
As slowly improving economic factors are compounding the difficulty in securing financing, 90% of brokers reported that seller financing was “essential” or “important” for sellers to attract able buyers. Read here for valuable broker insights and their expectations for the business-for-sale marketplace through the remainder of 2012.