Buy a Business

Buy a Business

Interested in buying a business in the UK? 
We specialise in researching the market for businesses for sale.

The business listings are submitted directly by business vendors and intermediaries across the United Kingdom. All businesses listed for sale are reviewed before appearing on the website, printed publication and in our digital report to subscribers. Our unequaled database, extensive research and 14 years of involvement in the mid-market business for sale sector means we can help you source the right business opportunity.

Here are a few options available to you when you subscribe to our full service:

  • Browse through hundreds of new business for sale listings every month.
  • Free to list, resulting in coverage over a wider range of businesses from thousands of sources .
  • Some private vendors solely list with us because they know that their contact details will only be shared with serious buyers, resulting in higher quality leads.
  • Advanced search features let you refine your search criteria, filtering by keywords and by business type, region and turnover range.
  • Access full contact details of business owners and their agents, including full name, contact number and email address.
  • A team of dedicated researchers adding new businesses from all across the UK everyday.
  • Daily e-mail notifications when the businesses you want come on the market (our emails allow you to instantly access the contact details of these new businesses).
  • The latest news on mid-market acquisition activity in the UK including breaking news on businesses placed into administration.
  • Comprehensive resource articles, ranging from specialist buyer guides to analysis of industry sectors.
  • Advertise your interest in specialist or niche businesses that may not currently be on the market (let the business owners contact you directly).
  • Talk to our research team about your requirements and have them research the market on your behalf

Hundreds of new listings each month

To view a sample of businesses that are currently available to buy, click on the relevant category below or do a search using the search box on the right.

Businesses available to buy in the technology sector
software companies, hardware manufacturers, internet development, IT maintenance, telecoms.
Hotel and leisure businesses on the market
includes vineyards, golf courses, marinas, holiday parks, clubs, restaurants, bars & hotels.
Engineering companies to buy
includes precision engineering, metal fabrication, internet development, laser cutting, pipework, injection moulding.
Manufacturing businesses recently put on the market
tools, furniture, plastic components, foundries, fasteners, frames, electrical equipment.
Service businesses for sale
includes recruitment firms, contract cleaning, printers, waste recycling, hospitality, mailing houses, travel.
Food related businesses on the market
from fast food chains to luxury food importers, shellfish farmers, sausage manufacturers, reconstituted fine food companies.
Professional and financial businesses available to buy
accountancy firms, estate agents, mortgage brokers, IFAs, education.
Companies for sale in the wholesale and distribution industry
covers the whole range of consumer and business products. Also mail order.
Building and Construction businesses
includes shop-fitting, trade services, demolition, maintenance.
All types of retail businesses listed
Larger stores and chains. Includes a wide range of clothing, hardware, jewellery, food retailers.
Buy a business in the Media and advertising sectors
includes publishers, PR agencies, ad and promotion agencies, TV production.
Nursing and care sector businesses on the market
Healthcare and specialist medical companies. Medical supplies, many nursing and care homes.

Now is the time to buy a business!

It has long been understood that the best time to buy businesses is during an economic downturn.  This is due to a number of reasons: There is less competition from inexperienced and amateur business buyers; price expectations of sellers adjust to reflect fundamental value; well run businesses have better chances of growing market share and so increase profitability.

If you want to buy a small business

small businesses for sale listing at our sister site