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
March 28, 2017
Selling a Business Starts with Professional Sales
In 1998, the trademarked Turner Television Network (TNT) phrase, “Win or Go Home” was first used in advertising promoting the NBA playoffs. This phrase is often used by coaches to describe tournament play in athletic competitions ranging from tennis to basketball. The cold reality of tournament play is that at a given place & time performance needs to be sharp to achieve the desired outcome. Professional sales are the closest approximation of tournament play athletic competition in the business world. Similar to the highest paid professional athletes, individuals that can perform in the pressure and performance assessed environment of sales are rare and frequently rewarded financially. The sale of privately held companies is one of the most sophisticated “Big Ticket” sales professions an individual can pursue as a career. It is a career that in order to be done well requires experience, knowledge, and a strong, professional skill set. Many business brokerage firms attempt to mitigate the risk of this profession for their firm and employees by charging their customers upfront retainers & administrative fees. Read More