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Average Multiples By Deal Size 2019-2022

Business sales multiples

Multiples remained relatively consistent across market sectors, with one notable exception. Advisors reported that businesses with enterprise value of $5M-$50M received an average valuation of 4.1x EBITDA, a notable drop over the past few years. Notably, those sellers also received valuations at 104% of benchmark. This shows the sophistication of a well-trained M&A advisor who understands how quickly markets can shift and educates their client accordingly before going to market