While manufacturers are at the core of small-medium business activity in Australia. Businesses in other industries such as wholesalers, distributors, retailers, and service businesses such as transport, advertising agencies, and accountants all very dependent on manufacturers.
Manufacturers can be as small as a husband and wife team, through to manufacturers employing twenty staff, up to massive privately owned manufacturers such as the Visy Group which employs over ten thousand people.
Manufacturers are attractive to buyers because they are not just a local business, but in fact, can view the entire Australian continent as their marketplace.
Manufacturers do need sophisticated owners with broad skill sets and deep pockets as they are complicated businesses with working capital and debtor management challenges.
The rewards of buying and owning manufacturers are many but so too are the risk factors. Before you buy a manufacturer you see being offered for sale you should engage the professional services of a competent business valuer and commission a comprehensive business valuation report.
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