Dublin-based business sales tracker BizBen.com said that 1,176 small and midsize businesses were sold in California in June, down 14.2 percent from 1,371 in June last year.
However, through six months this year, 7,366 transactions were recorded, up about 1.5 percent from 7,259 a year ago.
BizBen's report said the June dip in activity was affected by encouraging news on the jobs front, prompting some prospective business buyers to shift their focus from buying a business to getting on someone's payroll.
BizBen said 44 business sales transactions occurred in Sacramento County in June, down from 53 in June 2012.
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