Sell Your Manufacturing Business
Are you a manufacturing industry entrepreneur interested in selling your business?
IBA, the Pacific Northwest’s premier business brokerage firm, has successfully represented business owners in the sale of manufacturing companies since 1975 with knowledge, experience, and professionalism.
IBA has sold manufacturing businesses in the Seattle, Portland, and Anchorage metropolitan areas and rural locations throughout the Pacific Northwest.
IBA, a full service business brokerage firm with the ability to sell associated real estate, has a superior reputation built over multiple decades for selling manufacturing companies in an environment of confidentiality at premium market values while employing “best practices” throughout the sale process. Past transactions negotiated & successfully completed by IBA in the manufacturing niche include companies fabricating products out of steel, stainless steel, aluminum, metal, wood, rubber, plastic, glass, concrete, stone, chemicals, electronic components, food products, grapes, textiles, and a spectrum of other materials.
100% of IBA’s fees are paid on performance at the completion of a transaction.
The examples provided of past transactions successfully facilitated by IBA in the manufacturing sector illustrate the broad spectrum of businesses our professional business brokers have the ability to sell for our clients. We welcome the opportunity to share our knowledge, experience, and negotiation & deal facilitation abilities with entrepreneurs. The goals for our representation services and compensation are 100% aligned with our clients. We only seek payment from satisfied clients upon completion of a transaction.
Manufacturing Businesses Sold by IBA
Parisian Star Desserts
European grade, wholesale bakery specializing in desserts, pastries, and cookies for distribution to higher end groceries, hotels, country clubs, and restaurants. The business was merged into the Essential Baking Company.
Magnetic component manufacturing company for the medical & technology industries. The business was merged into a large non profit organization to facilitate retirement and relocation by both parents and a son in a family business.
A marine & industrial electrical contractor / manufacturer specializing in generator and refrigeration controls, custom built motor control centers, and factory panel integration for a domestic and international customer base. The business was sold by the founders to a Microsoft executive desiring to transition from upper management to a CEO position with control of the helm of the ship.
Manufacturing company specializing in thermoformed plastic products utilizing state of the art vacuum and pressure forming equipment for aeronautical, medical, and consumer product original equipment manufacturers (OEM). The business was sold to facilitate retirement of the founders.
Natural Pet Pantry
Natural pet food manufacturing company with direct to consumer distribution channels through multiple retail locations and direct home delivery. The business was sold by a couple passionate about animal nutrition to an entrepreneur from the technology industry who had directly experienced the benefits of a raw diet on his family dog’s health.
Steel & Aluminum Manufacturer of Products for the Utility, Petroleum, Chemical, Aerospace, Marine, Communications, and Pulp & Paper Industries. The company was sold by its founders to an entrepreneur with a strong corporate & entrepreneurial background in the petroleum industry.
Manufacturing company specializing in products for nuclear, radiological control, health physics, and Rad-Waste applications. The business was sold by the founders to an entrepreneur with relevant knowledge & experience.
Solar Gem Greenhouses
Manufacturing company specializing in the production of fiberglass greenhouses for residential & light commercial applications. The business was sold by the founder to an entrepreneur who identified the upside potential of the product line.
Sound Building Supply
Manufacturing & distribution company specializing in quality roofing & siding products. The business was sold by the founders to a private equity firm.
Manufacturing Services, Inc.
Manufacturing & electronic design company supporting a customer base of medical, military, and OEM companies. The business was sold by the founding family to an out of state entrepreneur with relevant knowledge & experience.
Aerospace & marine industry precision-machined components and assemblies manufacturing company. The business was sold to facilitate retirement of a respected individual in the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining industry.
Rubber & Plastic, Inc
Independent distributor and fabricator of conveyor belting with a specialty in rubber cleat vulcanization and hot vulcanized sidewall. The company was merged into Beltservice Corporation (“Beltservice”), a St. Louis -based market leader in value-added fabrication and distribution of conveyor belt and related products.
“After 11 years of business it became time to sell my business. It was clear that impartial representation was required for selling a business that was so much a part of me. After a larger number of interviews I found IBA.
My criteria for representation included, high ethics, top negotiating skills, and the ability to market and sell into the business opportunity market. Clearly, I had high standards. My expectations were exceeded in every respect.
IBA and Gregory Kovsky showed the highest level of professionalism. What became apparent was how they treated all their customers on both sides of the selling equation. Their highly ethical standards, superlative service, ability to achieve consensus amongst disparate interests, and their rapid closure of the deal were just a few of the many qualities I am proud to extol.
Without reservation, I would highly recommend IBA. Clearly, I would use their service again.”
Former President & CEO of Sign Here, Inc.
We talked with Gregory Kovsky of IBA a year before going to market and even though he could have signed us then, he recommended waiting a year given our revenue growth to achieve the best possible sale price.
Once the decision was made to sell, we consulted with multiple brokers before we selected IBA. Several brokers actually quoted us higher values for our company but we felt Gregory’s grounded information was realistic and trustworthy.
Once we went “live”, we had a professional package to present and we had three qualified buyer within weeks.
Selling a business that you are personally invested in can be very emotional and you need a steady captain by the rudder to keep you going thru the process. Gregory Kovsky is that captain.
Gregory accused us of being serial entrepreneurs and he was right. We are already starting a new business and know where to go the day we sell this new venture.
Rolf and Randi Åström
Natural Pet Pantry
We used IBA and Gregory Kovsky to both buy and sell businesses and have the most successful transactions ever! All the bases were covered and both parties were completely satisfied – none of the “after-market” hassles. We are very confident in IBA’s abilities and ethics.
Mike & Sue Patterson
Former owners of Cox Wrought Iron, Inc. and Current Owners of Williams Iron Works and Steve Pool Service
“No Deal is better than a Bad Deal” is what Gregory Kovsky, President of IBA, told Barbara & I when negotiations began to go sideways related to the sale of our company after several months of meetings with a potential buyer. At that point, we were emotionally vested in the transaction and considering making concessions to complete a sale that was not in our best interest, however Gregory never lost sight of the market value of our company and our retirement goals. He knew we could do better than the deal on the table and advised us to terminate the negotiations. Semi-reluctantly, we followed his advice not knowing what the future would bring. However, his guidance was true and quicker than we anticipated we were in negotiations with a more qualified buyer and completing a sale at a superior price and terms than we had tentatively agreed to prior.
If you are looking for ethical, intelligent representation for the sale of your company, I would strongly recommend that you start and end your interview process with IBA.”
Former President & CEO of Lancs Industries, Inc.