Business Buyers Make Going Green a Priority

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According to new research from BusinessesForSale, more business buyers are placing the installation of green initiatives above staffing and IT issues in their list of post-acquisition priorities.

According to new research from BusinessesForSale, more business buyers are placing the installation of green initiatives above staffing and IT issues in their list of post-acquisition priorities.

Business buyers are rapidly becoming wise to the long-term financial benefits of an environmentally conscious office, and as such they're making the introduction of green energy initiatives their first stop off point at the integration stage.

These green energy initiatives can include little routines that make a big difference, such as powering down your computer at the end of the day, a process that could save the company up to $100 per system each year. Switching to energy saving bulbs could add another dramatic saving, while innovative use of natural daylight will save the company even more.

Faye Ferris, Commercial Director at http://us.businessesforsale.com, said, "In an age where business buyers are trying to extract every last atom of value from their new acquisition, the financial benefits and feel good factor of a green office can no longer be ignored. Without hesitation, business buyers are duplexing copies, changing the bulbs, switching to green energy tariffs, insulating their offices and installing air filters. Good air means less sick days, and fewer sick days leads to increased productivity and profitability."

Accordingly, the acquisition of green businesses is also on the rise, with many high net worth individuals looking to add sustainable businesses to their portfolio.

Jeremy Mandell, Head of Marketing at http://www.businessesforsale.com, explains, "We're witnessing a sharp rise in enquiries on solar panel installation firms, green cleaning businesses and manufacturers of green fuel, which suggests the demand for green businesses for sale is currently considerable. At present we're advertising a book recycling business with sales revenues of nearly $2 million, which could easily be considered mid market. If green business opportunities were not taken seriously by buyers five years ago, then they certainly are now."

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