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IBA Inc 40 yearsIBA (International Business Associates) maintains a blog on its website on a regular basis as a regional resource for information about selling or buying a privately held company or family owned business and entrepreneurship in the Pacific Northwest. The president of IBA, Gregory Kovsky, frequently posts information on the blog. Mr. Kovsky has over 20 years of experience in mergers & acquisitions, business brokerage, and commercial real estate. He has personally completed over 250 transactions involving manufacturing, distribution, retail, service, and technology companies. Blog articles will also be posted on the www.ibainc.com by professionals serving the mergers & acquisitions and business brokerage industries. Blog article submissions are welcome from the accounting, legal, banking, financial planning, and other industries affiliated with the sale or purchase of businesses and real estate. Blog articles submissions should be submitted to info@ibainc.com with the subject line indicated BLOG ARTICLE.

IBA, the Pacific Northwest’s premier business brokerage firm since 1975, is available as an information resource to the media, business brokerage, and mergers & acquisitions community on subjects relevant to the purchase & sale of privately held companies and family owned businesses. IBA is recognized as one of the best business brokerage firms in the nation in terms of successfully negotiating transactions that are “win-win” in an environment of full disclosure between the parties.




When Should You Walk Away from a M&A Deal?

When Should You Walk Away from a M&A Deal?

September 22, 2017

IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm...

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Risk Mitgation in Business Purchase & Sale Agreements

Risk Mitgation in Business Purchase & Sale Agreements

September 19, 2017

IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm...

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Motivations for Owning a Business

Motivations for Owning a Business

September 13, 2017

An introductory conversation between adults locally will often include an inquiry about each person’s occupation.   Common answers include “I work...

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Cultural Integration Strategies Associated with the Merger of Privately Held Companies

Cultural Integration Strategies Associated with the Merger of Privately Held Companies

September 6, 2017

IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm...

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The Business of Sports

The Business of Sports

August 23, 2017

Success on the field in professional team sports starts with team construction within the constraints of a financial budget.   The...

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Three Reasons a Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor is Worth the Cost

Three Reasons a Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor is Worth the Cost

August 8, 2017

IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm...

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Due Diligence – Private Investigation of a M&A Deal

Due Diligence – Private Investigation of a M&A Deal

July 26, 2017

I recently watch “Soaked in Bleach”, the story of private investigator Tom Grant’s efforts and analysis associated with the facts...

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Verification of Achievement & Best Practices in the Sale of a Business

Verification of Achievement & Best Practices in the Sale of a Business

July 11, 2017

 The best verification a business broker can receive that they did a quality job representing a client in the sale...

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Business Continuity Planning for Co-Owners

Business Continuity Planning for Co-Owners

June 28, 2017

IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest, is firmly established as a respected professional service firm...

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The Amazon Whole Foods Merger – A Personal Perspective

The Amazon Whole Foods Merger – A Personal Perspective

June 21, 2017

It is rare when a merger of iconic Fortune 200 companies on Wall Street is personally & professionally relevant, but...

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Selling an Education Niche Business

Selling an Education Niche Business

June 7, 2017

Most people are familiar with the phrase “Knowledge is Power”.   This phrase conveys the time-tested fact that people who are...

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Merging a Privately Held Company into a Publicly Traded Company

Merging a Privately Held Company into a Publicly Traded Company

May 31, 2017

A mergers & acquisitions firm serving the middle market has five potential groups to target for buyers for the companies...

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