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
April 18, 2017
Selling a Business in Seattle
"Extra, Extra read all about it, IBA has sold more businesses in Seattle than any other business brokerage company”. This news story might have been found in the business news publications at Steve’s News by previous generations of residents of Seattle. Steve’s News was a Seattle institution with multiple locations where people purchased a diverse spectrum of domestic & international newspapers and periodicals. It was a profitable business successfully sold by IBA before the Internet changed the landscape of how information was distributed. Steve’s News provides an excellent example of how successful business models from one era can disappear from the entrepreneurial landscape through evolution in technology and/or consumer preferences. It also demonstrates how IBA has been a trusted professional resource for generations of entrepreneurs in Seattle wishing to sell their businesses. The following is a selection of the privately held companies & family owned businesses sold by IBA in Seattle demonstrating the diversity of entrepreneurial opportunities creating wealth & employment in the Emerald City. Read More