The enterprise value specialists at Ceibass have been looking into their crystal ball for some time now, telling business owners in the lawn & landscape industry that now it the time to consider selling their businesses.

“If you’re thinking about it, now is the time to get your business in order – clean up your books, get your management team jelling, and your systems & equipment in order,” said Tom Fochtman, Ceibass CEO. “Let us help you get prepared. And for further proof that now is the time, be sure to read the Deloitte M&A 2018 Trends Report.”

The Deloitte report entitled, The State of the Deal / M&A Trends 2018, survey executives in a variety of industry and points to an acceleration of merger & acquisition activity in 2018.

Nearly 70 percent of executives at US-headquartered corporations and 76 percent of leaders at domestic-based private equity firms say deal flow will increase in the next 12 months. Further, there is virtually unanimous sentiment that deal size will increase, if not stay the same, compared with deals brokered in 2017.

Some of the other key findings include:

  •             Tools and technology are making an impact
  •             Bigger firms are more confident
  •             Past deals are working out better
  •             Full speed ahead for divestitures

The bottom line: The M&A outlook for 2018 is positive. To find out more, explore the Deloitte M&A trends report