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
February 23, 2017
Working “9 to 5” Reflections
The #1 song on Billboard’s popular music chart this week in 1981 was “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton. Listening to the lyrics of that song as part of a musical recap of the top songs from this week in that year resulted in a personal moment of admiration for what has been achieved by women executives & entrepreneurs in American business during the last 35 years. One set of lyrics from “9 to 5” that resonated with me during this time of reflection was “They just use your mind and they never give you credit.” Stepping back in time, I can only imagine the frustration experienced by the large group of intelligent, knowledgeable, and highly skilled women who contributed to companies, but did not get the recognition, promotion, and compensation they deserved. However, the beauty of the American economic system is that for those who have the skill, knowledge, vision, and risk acceptance no barriers exist to create & execute a business vision as an entrepreneur. Read More