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.

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Selling a Company in a Merger

January 14, 2020

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9 Reasons to Use a Business Broker to Sell Your Company

9 Reasons to Use a Business Broker to Sell Your Company

January 7, 2020

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Warning: Tax Risk for Entrepreneurs Who Do Not Sell their Businesses in 2020

December 17, 2019

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Curt Maier Named IBA’s 2019 Broker of the Year

Curt Maier Named IBA’s 2019 Broker of the Year

December 13, 2019

IBA celebrated a year of high performance and professional excellence with a holiday event at John’s Grill,www.johnsgrillmukilteo.com, on Thursday, December...

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Why Businesses Do Not Sell

December 10, 2019

National statistics for the United States provided by resources ranging from the IBBA to BizBuySell.com indicate that annually 10 –...

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Business Success in a Mature, Crowded Industry

Business Success in a Mature, Crowded Industry

November 19, 2019

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Effective Communication in the Sale of a Business

Effective Communication in the Sale of a Business

November 12, 2019

Communication can provide direction, educate, and persuade.  Effective business communication can incorporate meetings, phone, video, static information on websites or...

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The Role of Non-Competition & Non-Solicitation Agreements in a Business Sale Transaction

The Role of Non-Competition & Non-Solicitation Agreements in a Business Sale Transaction

November 5, 2019

One of the advantages of being a twenty-five year mergers & acquisitions intermediary and personally facilitating over 300 transactions involving...

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Veteran Owned Businesses

Veteran Owned Businesses

October 29, 2019

In September 2019, IBA co-sponsored the Veteran Owned Business Award at Impact Pitch, an annual event recognizing success in the...

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Selling a Plumbing, HVAC, or Electrical Company

Selling a Plumbing, HVAC, or Electrical Company

October 22, 2019

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Growth Strategies for Mature Companies Involving Business Acquisition

Growth Strategies for Mature Companies Involving Business Acquisition

October 8, 2019

Most company origin stories start with an entrepreneur, an idea, and a business plan. Successive chapters for growing businesses convey...

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Entrepreneurship – Career Path Choice or Destiny

October 1, 2019

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