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for buying & selling businesses

We provide a comprehensive overview of the distressed business market, SME businesses for sale and daily acquisition news.

Whether buying or selling a business keep up to date easily with us.

Each month, hundreds of companies for sale are listed here by private vendors, business brokers and accountants throughout the UK. Contact us today to have our researchers find more of the businesses you want and start viewing acquisition opportunities you won't find elsewhere.

Businesses for sale

See just about every mid-market sized business for sale in one place, saving you time and ensuring you don't miss any potential opportunities. With our daily email alerts you can keep up to date anytime anywhere.

Businesses in administration

There are extraordinary opportunities around for entrepreneurs to buy distressed businesses or their assets. We provide a number of tools to help you find and make the most of these opportunities.

Latest aquisition news

At the Business Sale Report we are always on the look out for interesting news and views in relation to the buying and selling of businesses. We have compiled extensive resources to keep you informed of current developments in the business aquisitions market and to help demystify aspects of the industry.

Buy a business

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 20 years, we have built up a specialist research unit that checks every new business for sale listing, and actively searches the market for upcoming divestments.

Browse businesses for sale by sector or region on the Buy a Business page or search by keyword:

Sell a business

Whether you are the owner, an agent or broker there is no fee or transactional cost to sell your business here.

As 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, visible online to thousands of serious prospective buyers for free.

Your business for sale listing will also appear in our printed publication sent to all our subscribers every month.

Capitalise on opportunities from distressed businesses

map of distressed businesses and businesses for sale in uk

Every month hundreds of businesses find themselves in cash flow crisis and are issued with winding-up petitions or fall into administrations and liquidation.

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 then send out daily email alerts of new opportunities to our subscribers. You can also receive alerts of businesses issues with winding-up petitions, which is often an indication that the company will go into administration or liquidation.

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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.