MAY 1990

Of 1,873 active owners of companies with annual revenues of $2 million to $100 million, 53% would like to acquire another company in three to five years for one of these reasons:

Diversity 27%

Market share 24

New locations 18

Expanded facilities 12

New talent 8

New technology 6

Grow large enough 4

to go public

Other 1

Source: "The Pulse of the Middle Market 1989," BDO Seidman, New York City.