Statistically speaking: Most businesses bought in 2014 were retail

According to a quarterly Insight Report by online business sale marketplace BizBuySell, 58 percent of companies bought and sold in the U.S. in 2014 were restaurants, bars and other food service businesses. Here’s more:

7% Companies bought and sold that were gas stations.

51.2% Businesses bought in 2014 that were retail.

31.7% Were service oriented. The rest were manufacturing, Internet, wholesale, construction and agriculture, communications and other industries.

11% Amount of businesses bought and sold that were laundromats and dry cleaners.