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 market knowledge, transactional experience, and negotiation skills required to successfully complete sales of family owned businesses and privately held companies with market values between $250,000 and $10,000,000. IBA professionals are also licensed, real estate brokers with the knowledge & experience to successfully facilitate the sale of commercial real estate, when associated with the sale of a business.
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
January 10, 2017
Return on Investment Calculations Employed by Business Buyers Evaluating Privately Held Companies for Potential Acquisition
The purchase of a privately held company in the mergers & acquisitions marketplace is at its heart an investment decision. However, the type of investment return desired from the acquisition can vary greatly depending on the goals & motivations of a specific buyer. The following are three of the most common return on investment calculations employed by business buyers evaluating privately held companies for potential acquisition. The most common investment return calculation employed by a buyer evaluating a privately held company for acquisition is the calculation of a general return on investment. To calculate a general return on investment on a business acquisition a buyer uses the EBITDA (Earnings Before Income Tax, Depreciation, & Amortization) from the most recently completed fiscal year and divides it by the targeted acquisition price. Read More