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The Hidden Market of Businesses for Sale

Are you looking to buy a business? Did you know most quality small to medium businesses are bought before they come to market?

The hidden market is where up to 80% of profitable and fairly-priced businesses sell without any advertisement by the owner. Also known as off-market opportunities, it’s where time is saved, sellers can meet suitable buyers through trusted recommendations, and buyers can avoid competition.

How do you find a business for sale in the hidden market?

At Chelsea Corporate, we’ve been assisting clients with business acquisitions for many years and are dedicated to delivering a professional service with complete confidentiality. As specialist UK business brokers, we present buyers with a number of potential opportunities. Our relationships with motivated sellers across almost every UK industry means we’re able to present off-market businesses for sale and help you to buy the perfect company hidden from the market.

What type of businesses can I buy off-market?

Our team of business acquisition specialists at Chelsea Corporate strive to ensure you are presented with a good number of off-market opportunities and will search for suitable UK businesses for you to buy.

We’re connected with business sellers in a wide range of industries, including:

  • Accountancy and Tax
  • Architectural & Design
  • Aviation
  • B2B Service
  • Beauty, Care and Salon
  • Building and Construction
  • CBD & Hemp
  • Cleaning and Facilities Management
  • Dental
  • Distribution and Storage
  • Engineering
  • HR Consultancy
  • IT
  • Insurance
  • Management Consulting
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Pharmaceuticals and Medical
  • Print, Media, Publishing and Advertising
  • Retail
  • Scaffolding
  • Security
  • Service Providers
  • Software

If you can’t see the industry you’re interested in investing in, don’t hesitate to contact the Chelsea Corporate specialists for more hidden market opportunities.

What are the most profitable businesses to buy off-market?

At Chelsea Corporate, our experienced business brokers measure the profitability of a business by using a high EBITDA ratio.

  • Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization

The average EBITDA ratio of a business in the UK is 8.3%. Please note this percentage varies from industry to industry. Take a look at the video below for the five most profitable businesses to buy off-market.

Discover the Hidden Market with Chelsea Corporate

Buy a business on the ‘hidden market’ with the support of Chelsea Corporate.

Our knowledge and experience can help save you time and money and negotiate the best possible deal when acquiring a business. So, if you’re an entrepreneur, managing director, CEO or a high net worth individual looking to buy a business, look no further than our team of professional off-market specialists.

We’ll do all of the preliminary work, find you the best hidden market acquisition opportunities and assist you with the negotiation through to completion.

Buy a business off-market with Chelsea Corporate. Call our London office today on +44 (0) 20 3011 1373 or email to get started.