The Business Sale Report is the UK's leading independent businesses for sale research service, established in 1995.
Each month, hundreds of companies for sale with an annual turnover in excess of £400k or a value between £250k and £10m are listed here by private vendors, business brokers and accountants throughout the UK.
Subscribers to the Business Sale Report are able to directly access the full contact details of vendors or their agents for every business for sale listed. Get access to premium news on company sales and distressed business sale opportunities.
As a subscriber, you will have direct access to a database of thousands of profitable trading businesses for sale in the UK,
segregated into industry categories.
There is no other single source for these listings. Over the last sixteen years,
we have built up a specialist research unit that manually examines and checks every new business for sale listing, and actively searches
the market for impending divestments.
As soon as a UK company comes onto the market, we aim to have it listed here immediately.
Browse businesses for sale by sector or region on the Buy a Business page or search by keyword:
Every month hundreds of businesses find themselves in a cash flow crisis and are issued with winding-up petitions or fall into administration.|
Many of our subscribers are steadily building up their business empires by picking up distressed businesses on the cheap - found using our service.
We monitor all businesses in administration for you.
We add information collected from Companies House and also append with information from our own databases.
We then send out daily email alerts of new opportunities to any subscriber that wants them.
You can also elect to receive alerts of businesses issued with winding-up notices,
often advance notice of a liquidation or administration.
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There is no fee nor transactional cost to sell your business here, whether you are the owner, an agent or a broker.
So long as the company meets our minimum size criteria, and it is a bona fide trading business that is genuinely up for sale, it can be included on our database and visible online to thousands of serious prospective buyers for free.
Your business for sale listing will also appear in the printed publication, read by many of our subscribers every month.
If you like, we can even offer you a free business valuation, as we can draw on a deal comparables database going back over 15 years.
The subscribers' section of our website is updated daily with new listings.
Although a company will not normally appear in two consecutive editions of the printed report, it will be kept on the subscribers' site for three months or until it is sold.
If you have any other queries then please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question isn't answered there, please feel free to contact us.
All subscribers also receive a monthly printed report (see above right) which summarises all the newly submitted companies for sale by industry category. The Business Sale Report printed summary is posted to you in the first week of every month.
Dragon: There's never been a better time to buy a business
Now is the time to buy distressed businesses
Anyone who has under-utilised capital is in a perfect position to either buy struggling businesses and turn them around, or increase market share by buying weaker competitors.
"At times like this, you have to be investing, rescuing things and doing good deals."
Richard Farleigh - serial entrepreneur and former Dragon.
Read our guide on how entrepreneurs can profit from buying businesses in distress.
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"The Business Sale Report subscription cost is a drop in the ocean if you are seriously considering taking on a bust company, which I have done several times."
Peter Syme, Splash Events
"Since we subscribed to Business Sale Report, our M&A activity has increased several fold, and been made much more easy. Generally a very useful publication."
Tony Bates, Gemini Corporate Finance Limited
"We sold our business earlier in the year, and although the sale was to someone we already knew, the Business Sale Report was very helpful in generating a number of leads and establishing a competitive environment for the sale."
"A very useful service - clearly presented."
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"I have found my second acquisition by using BSR."
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"A useful publication in a surprisingly poorly served market. "
"The most comprehensive summary of acquisition opportunities in the UK."
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