The Pacific Northwest’s Premier Business Brokerage Firm Since 1975
IBA has the knowledge and experience to sell your business
International Business Associates, commonly known as IBA, is a full service business brokerage firm. We sell privately held companies and family owned businesses. We provide business buyers with quality companies at fair market values to evaluate for potential acquisition.
IBA has completed over 4000 business sale transactions since 1975 in industries ranging from the traditional economy components of manufacturing, distribution, service, & retail to the 21st century economy components of E-commerce, software, and technology infrastructure. Our clients receive confidential representation by professionals with the knowledge, experience, and negotiation & deal facilitation skills required to successfully complete transactions of family owned businesses and privately held companies with market values between $250,000 and $20,000,000. IBA professionals are also licensed, real estate brokers with the knowledge & experience to successfully facilitate the sale of commercial real estate.
We complete “win-win” transactions and achieve results for our clients!
Please contact our office if we can assist you with the sale of your business, a merger, or the acquisition of a company.
The sale of a privately held company or family owned business requires knowledge, experience, and superior transaction negotiation and facilitation skill. Each business & industry has unique characteristics requiring different knowledge & experience for successful representation. IBA has a regionally unmatched record for performance involving companies in almost every industry in the business community. The following is a list of the industries we serve: Manufacturing, Distribution/Wholesale, Technology, Service, Retail, Virtual, Marine, Transportation (Auto), Human Resources (Staffing), Hospitality (Restaurants), Industrial, Horticulture (Floral), Education, Franchise Resales, Wineries/Distillers and Professional Practices.
- Human Resources
- Professional Practice
- Franchise Resales
June 21, 2017
The Amazon Whole Foods Merger – A Personal Perspective
It is rare when a merger of iconic Fortune 200 companies on Wall Street is personally & professionally relevant, but that was the case for me when Amazon’s $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods was announced last week (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-16/amazon-to-acquire-whole-foods-in-13-7-billion-bet-on-groceries). My first exposure to Whole Foods occurred in the late 1980’s when as a college student at the University of Texas in Austin, I would semi-frequently visit the company’s flagship store at the corner of 6th Street & North Lamar Boulevard in search of unique foreign beers to sample with friends. Read More