Gregory Kovsky

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Gregory Kovsky is the President & CEO of IBA (International Business Associates), the Pacific Northwest's oldest business brokerage firm. Mr. Kovsky has successfully negotiated the purchase & sale of over 300 privately held companies and family businesses in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California, North Carolina, and Massachusetts since joining IBA as a mergers & acquisitions intermediary in 1994. He has successfully facilitated transactions involving manufacturing & distribution companies; industrial, marine, and automotive businesses; technology & software companies; and service, education, and retail businesses. An approximately 25 year real estate professional, Mr. Kovsky commonly provides his clients with comprehensive representation in both the sale of a business and the associated real estate. As the President & CEO of IBA, Gregory Kovsky manages an experienced, knowledgeable team of highly skilled business sale intermediaries individually recognized as industry experts in areas ranging from manufacturing to education and from cannabis to the marine industry. Mr. Kovsky is a common author of industry relevant articles, seminar speaker, and has appeared on radio & television. Mr. Kovsky is a strong advocate for collaboration, the distribution of knowledge & information, and employment of "best practices" in the business brokerage industry. Gregory Kovsky can be reached directly at (800) 218-4422 or gregory@ibainc.com.

Comprehensive Company & Real Estate “Sell Side” Representation

Comprehensive Company & Real Estate “Sell Side” Representation

April 6, 2021

In March, I was honored to serve as a professional expert on the sale of privately held companies and family...

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Valuing a Business Using EBITDA & A Multiple

Valuing a Business Using EBITDA & A Multiple

March 30, 2021

Valuation of a business often start with calculating EBITDA (Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, & Amortization) and multiplying the figure...

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Successful Deal Facilitation in a Business Sale

Successful Deal Facilitation in a Business Sale

March 23, 2021

Agreement on comprehensive business terms in a letter of intent for a business purchase & sale transaction between a buyer...

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Business Innovation Changes the Soundtrack of Society

Business Innovation Changes the Soundtrack of Society

March 18, 2021

March 6, 2021 a visionary individual, Lou Ottens, who literally helped create the mobile soundtrack to most adult lives for...

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Women Entrepreneurs

Women Entrepreneurs

March 16, 2021

March is Women’s History Month in the United States (Women’s History Month).  I cannot think of another demographic group that...

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Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS) Interview

Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS) Interview

March 11, 2021

IBA President & CEO, Gregory Kovsky, was recently the featured guest in an interview by CAMPS Executive Director, Kirk Davis....

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Minimum Wage – Is a Federal Mandated Increase Needed or Warranted?

Minimum Wage – Is a Federal Mandated Increase Needed or Warranted?

March 9, 2021

President Biden’s proposal to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour from $7.25 (Biden Proposes $15 Minimum Wage...

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Demand for Rural Community Businesses at an All Time High

Demand for Rural Community Businesses at an All Time High

February 9, 2021

Entrepreneurs have gravitated to the city centers of Seattle and Portland in the Pacific Northwest throughout my life.  My view...

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Marine Industry Mergers & Acquisitions in 2021

Marine Industry Mergers & Acquisitions in 2021

February 2, 2021

The iconic ballad, Sailing by Christopher Cross (Christopher Cross – Sailing (Official Audio) – Bing video), contains the following in...

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E Commerce Alcohol Sales Limited by Law

E Commerce Alcohol Sales Limited by Law

January 28, 2021

IBA’s alcohol manufacturing and E commerce mergers & acquisition transaction divisions were both disappointed to learn recently that the United...

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Getting the Deal Done Podcast Interview of Gregory Kovsky

Getting the Deal Done Podcast Interview of Gregory Kovsky

January 26, 2021

Periodically, members of the IBA team are asked to appear on television, radio, and podcasts as subject matter experts related to...

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Bill Southwell Named IBA’s 2020 Broker of the Year

Bill Southwell Named IBA’s 2020 Broker of the Year

January 22, 2021

I am pleased to announce that the recipient of IBA’s Broker of the Year Award for 2020 was Bill Southwell....

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