Hospitality businesses are the most frequent form of entrepreneurship in the United States. This entrepreneurship can take the form of an espresso stand, concession booth, café, franchised business, pizzeria, diner, ethnic restaurant, fine dining establishment, pub, tavern, nightclub, bed & breakfast, or hotel. Our past transactions in this market niche have included businesses in all the above identified categories and many variations not listed. We have sold businesses with real estate included in the transaction and ones where a lease needs to be negotiated or an assignment facilitated. We have sold restaurants in small communities and large metropolitan areas and all places in between.

This legacy of completed transactions was established by IBA because our professionals have the transactional experience and market knowledge required to properly evaluate, market, and negotiate transactions in this foundation segment of the American economy.

The following are some specific examples of hospitality industry transactions completed by IBA:

Tony Roma's
John's Grill
Mulleady's Irish Pub
House on the Hill Hotel
Donut House
Taco Del Mar
Olympia Pizza
Mike's Seafood
Rocking Horse Bakery
HoneyHole Sandwiches
Jaeger's Sports Pub
Dairy Queen
Schooner's Pub
Earl's on the Ave
Brief Encounter
Mia Roma
Casa de Blanca
Wing Zone
Big Apple Bagels
Amore' Coffee
Java Bean
City Soups
Byen Bakeri
Tuscan Stone
Tizley's Europub
Aloha Grill
Celine Patisserie
Lost River Winery
Wisconsin Burger
Snappy Dragon
Chef Dane
Cinnamon Twisp
Mountain View Diner
Ellensburg Pasta Company

IBA has also facilitated a spectrum of transactions involving manufacturing, distribution, and service companies serving the hospitality industry.




When we decided to sell our business, our trusted accountant recommended IBA. Knowing we’d owned our restaurant for 14 yrs., he specifically referred us to Oliver Kotelnikov. Upon meeting with Oliver, it was apparent he was an experienced broker who was knowledgeable, patient, and excellent at always keeping us informed. When we felt ready to sell, Oliver had already developed a complimentary Business Evaluation which was carefully executed, and included his recommendation of what our business would sell for at “fair market” value.
After signing a Sale Listing Agreement with IBA, Oliver assisted us in countless ways, always available for questions, helping us walk through buyers, and keeping us aware of every necessary detail. Within 2 months we had an excellent buyer who offered full asking price. Then the real work began and Oliver’s extensive knowledge and expertise in completing the sale were invaluable! We would highly recommend Oliver to anyone wanting to sell their business. We could have never done it without him!


John Alden

Retired Owner of John’s Grill


I can’t praise IBA and Oliver Kotelnikov enough in thanking them for a very thorough and professional process in selling our business and real estate. Oliver guided us throughout the process with confidence, reassurance and a high level of integrity as we navigated through all of the steps in making a smooth transaction. Within a week or so of listing our business, Oliver had a couple of interested parties and within a short amount of time after that, he had secured a buyer. I would highly recommend IBA to anyone wanting to market their business!


Stephen Mitchell

Retired Owner of the Rocking Horse Bakery


Oliver Kotelnikov, of IBA, recently sold our restaurant of 22 years. Not only was he able to bring a qualified buyer to the table, but was extremely helpful and knowledgeable throughout the entire transaction process – taking us across the finish line to retirement. Thank you so much Oliver of IBA! We highly recommend your services to anyone looking to buy or sell a business.


Colin & Dawn Coyne

Former Owners of Mike’s Seafood

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