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One in five SME owners planning to sell by 2025, finds Handelsbanken study

10 October, 2023 | 
Pureprofile 

Originally published: Marketing Stockport, 28 September 2023

A study conducted for Handelsbanken Wealth & Asset Management has found that one in five SME business owners plan to sell all or part of their business within the next two years.

The survey also found a further 11% will seek to downsize during the same period.

Of those considering sale or reducing their activities, a third (31%) blame rising costs, 18% cite performance-related issues and a further one in six (15%) need to release liquidity to deal with the cost-of-living crisis.

The Handelbanken study was carried out independent research company Pureprofile among a nationally representative sample of 100 UK SME owners, surveyed between 23 August 2023 and 25 August 2023.

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