As the frenzy in the global M&A market continues, office equipment dealers find roll-ups, private equity investment and even LBOs on the rise. Here are a few trends from recent data you might find interesting:

  1. EBITDA multiples are on the rise. Recent industry data points to a nearly 15% increase in company valuations over the last 18 months
  2. Dealers with strong service revenues outperform higher-revenue, hardware-first operations
  3. Second- and third-tier metro dealers have seen higher M&A activity than major metro dealers
  4. Manufacturer consolidation through acquisition of their independent distributors is at an 11-year high
  5. Post-acquisition new office expansions are up 71% over 2015 levels

We’d love to know your thoughts about these data points and the general state of office equipment M&A right now.

At LEAF, we help dealer principals maximize the value of their businesses with the LEAF CapitalAlliance capabilities. Growth capital, fleet financing, marketing programs, IT integration, and of course our leading customer finance programs all come together in the LEAF CapitalAlliance™ to help dealers like you make the most of an active M&A marketplace.