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.

Selling a Business with a Trusted Guide

Selling a Business with a Trusted Guide

July 11, 2019

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Full Disclosure in the Sale of a Business

Full Disclosure in the Sale of a Business

July 9, 2019

The cover story (https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/333179) in the June 2019 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine is the story of actress turned entrepreneur Michelle...

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The Marriage of Manufacturing & Technology in Entrepreneurship

The Marriage of Manufacturing & Technology in Entrepreneurship

July 2, 2019

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The Risk of Change to a Business Model Following Acquisition

The Risk of Change to a Business Model Following Acquisition

June 25, 2019

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Compensation Models for Business Sale Intermediaries

Compensation Models for Business Sale Intermediaries

June 11, 2019

A common first meeting question at introductory meetings with potential sell side clients for professionals at IBA, the oldest business...

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DNA for Entrepreneurship

DNA for Entrepreneurship

June 4, 2019

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LGBTQ Community Entrepreneurship

LGBTQ Community Entrepreneurship

May 30, 2019

June 6, 2019 at the Showbox SODO the Puget Sound Business Journal, in partnership with the GSBA (www.thegsba.org), will be...

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Selection of Local or National Representation to Sell a Business

Selection of Local or National Representation to Sell a Business

May 16, 2019

May 1, 2019 I successfully facilitated the sale of a privately held company in a stock sale for $7,500,000.  The...

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M&A Sales Success Involving Manufacturing Companies in Washington

M&A Sales Success Involving Manufacturing Companies in Washington

April 18, 2019

Many mergers & acquisitions intermediaries attempt to sell their clients on putting them on retainer or paying upfront fees for...

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Columbia Bank, B2B CFO®, Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC & IBA Collaboratively Present an Entrepreneur 101 Seminar

Columbia Bank, B2B CFO®, Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC & IBA Collaboratively Present an Entrepreneur 101 Seminar

April 9, 2019

Exit Strategies To Maximize Business Value   Featured Speakers: Bob Burger – Partner of B2B CFO® Rodger Kohn – Partner...

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Business Opportunity in a Cup of Hot Cocoa

Business Opportunity in a Cup of Hot Cocoa

April 4, 2019

A few entrepreneurs change the way the world operates (Think Henry Ford, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos), while some entrepreneurs...

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Selling an Education Business

Selling an Education Business

March 28, 2019

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