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
July 26, 2017
Due Diligence – Private Investigation of a M&A Deal
I recently watch “Soaked in Bleach”, the story of private investigator Tom Grant’s efforts and analysis associated with the facts surrounding the death of Kurt Cobain. Interesting movie that identifies some noncongruent elements between the “official” narrative regarding the death and information that would appear to be relevant to the situation. In a transaction involving the sale of a privately held company, an investigation of the business commonly occurs by the buyer and their professional advisors prior to the acquisition being completed through a process called due diligence. The most common professional advisers employed to assist with due diligence are CPA’s, CFO’s, and attorneys. The due diligence process has many similarities to investigation of a crime scene in that it requires the investigating party to collect documentation, information, and knowledge to properly assess the situation and make a decision. In a potential business acquisition, the decision being made is whether to complete the transaction and purchase the company. Read More