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.

Business the Ultimate Competitive Sport

Business the Ultimate Competitive Sport

May 11, 2021

The top paid athletes in the world have dazzling net worths (https://www.celebritynetworth.com/articles/sports-news/the-25-richest-athletes-in-the-world-2020/).  Pick a sport.  Basketball.  Michael Jordan leads all...

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Marshall + Viliesis interview by Doug Marshall with Gregory Kovsky, President & CEO of IBA.

Marshall + Viliesis interview by Doug Marshall with Gregory Kovsky, President & CEO of IBA.

May 6, 2021

IBA President & CEO, Gregory Kovsky, was recently the featured guest in an interview by Doug Marshall, a partner at...

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Confidentiality – Good for the Seller & Buyer

Confidentiality – Good for the Seller & Buyer

May 4, 2021

Best practice in the sale of a privately held company or family business is to facilitate the transaction in an...

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Business Owner Workshop Series (Part 2)

Business Owner Workshop Series (Part 2)

April 29, 2021

IBA President & CEO, Gregory Kovsky, was recently a participant in the first of three panel discussions with Erin Scannell...

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Why Buy a Business in 2021

Why Buy a Business in 2021

April 27, 2021

Prudent investment strategy involves intelligently assessing relevant information quickly and taking appropriate action before an opportunity becomes common knowledge drawing...

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Holmquist & Gardiner PLLC Webinar featuring Imants Holmquist & Gregory Kovsky

Holmquist & Gardiner PLLC Webinar featuring Imants Holmquist & Gregory Kovsky

April 22, 2021

IBA President & CEO, Gregory Kovsky, was recently the featured guest in an interview by Imants Holmquist of the Seattle...

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Consumer Product Company Creation, Succession, & Acquisition

Consumer Product Company Creation, Succession, & Acquisition

April 20, 2021

Advertising trailblazer and icon, Stephen King, famously said, “A product is something made in a factory; a brand is something...

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Manufacturing Sector Prime Territory for M&A in 2021

Manufacturing Sector Prime Territory for M&A in 2021

April 13, 2021

A recent Institute for Supply Management Report conveyed that United States factory production and product sales are surging at the...

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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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