19% of all small companies sold in 2004 were computer-related

Inc. magazine says roughly 5,000 small companies changed hands in the US in 2004, and Computer Products & Services category was the most popular acquisition target, with 948 (or 19% of all companies) deals happening in this sector. There were 644 buy-outs of companies providing miscellaneous services and 286 acquisitions of financial services companies. An average price for a small computer products & services company was $19 mln in 2004.