Chart: Survey of companies, asking their reasons for wanting to acquire another company in the next 3 to 5 years.
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:
Market share 24
New locations 18
Expanded facilities 12
New talent 8
New technology 6
Grow large enough 4
to go public
Source: "The Pulse of the Middle Market 1989," BDO Seidman, New York City.
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