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We receive new business listings daily from owner sellers, brokers and other intermediaries throughout the UK.
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As long as the company meets our minimum size criteria and is a genuine UK business for sale, it can be included on our site.
Stay up-to-date with the latest distressed business opportunities. We list every UK company that falls into administration, liquidation or has a winding-up petition lodged against it.
Our members have exclusive access to information on all UK distressed businesses, including direct contact details for any insolvency practitioners.
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Business Sale Report isn’t just for buyers, it can be used as an effective tool to monitor the acquisition market. You can monitor competitors to see if they have become distressed, giving you the opportunity to buy companies or assets at a reduced price.
Sellers who subscribe can list unlimited businesses for sale for free, which will be viewed by serious buyers. We market your businesses for sale for you in emails and in print, helping you reach your perfect buyer.
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"I have used BSR before when looking for companies. I have only recently subscribed so my experience is limited but in first month - I have identified 5 companies of interest to one client - had two calls re a sale opportunity, one of which has resulted in exchange of confidentiality agreements and an appointment to view early next month."
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"BSR is the most useful source I have found in the search for candidate acquisitions. The information is normally accurate, up-to-date and succinct. The cost per worthwhile contact is negligible, and the amount of wasted time has been very low because the business details given, though brief, contain enough to target sensibly. I have mainly used the principal listing, but have also had some quality response to a Businesses Wanted ad."
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"I have been actively involved in identification of acquisition targets for the past 11 years. Initially as part of a multi-national plc, then whilst involved in VC backed buy-outs and most recently as owner of a small "platform" Business, acquired specifically as a vehicle for growth through acquisition. I subscribe to BSR as whilst our radar is quite broad it is inevitable we miss potential opportunities. As such BSR is a valuable service underpinning our own research work."
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