Sell an Education Business

Are you an education 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 education industry companies since 1975 with knowledge, experience, and professionalism.

IBA has sold education industry businesses in the Seattle and Portland 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 education industry 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 education industry niche include companies providing education to children and for professional development.

100% of IBA’s fees are paid on performance at the completion of a transaction.

Why Choose IBA?

We complete “win-win” transactions and achieve results for our clients!





Experience Matters

The examples provided of past transactions successfully facilitated by IBA involving education industry companies 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.

Education Industry Businesses Sold by IBA

The Goddard School Franchise for Vancouver, Washington

Award Winning High Quality Preschool, Kindergarten, and Child Development Program. The company was sold by the founders to an entrepreneur with relevant experience.

The Little Gym

Three location chain of this franchised motor skill & physical development development business model. The company was sold by the founders to an entrepreneur with relevant experience.

Americhild Academy

Community favorite Infant to Kindergarten Educational Institution. The company was sold & merged into a Montessori School chain.

Neo Art School

Seattle’s Oldest Locally Owned Art School for Children. The company was sold by the founders to an entrepreneur with relevant experience.


School for children interested in developing secondary language skills in Spanish, Mandarin, German, French, Japanese, and Hindi. The business was sold by the founder to a local educator and her spouse from the technology industry.

The Bartending Academy

Multiple State Chain of Vocational Training Centers. The company was sold by the founders to a party with relevant experience.

Zoom Language Academy

Spanish Immersion School with Multiple Campuses. The company was sold by the founder to a native speaking entrepreneur with a teaching profession background.


Leading Provider of Mold Inspection and Remediation Training and Certification in the U.S. and Canada. The company was sold by the founders to a party who recognized the significant growth & investment opportunity in this unique education space.


I have used IBA to both sell businesses and buy a business, and I have used both their Seattle and Portland offices. I can say that in all my dealings with them I have found them to be reputable, thorough and helpful. For example, one of my businesses had office locations in Seattle, Tacoma and Portland and IBA sold all three in a timely and professional manner. They have been in the business for a long time and have a deep client data base. I highly recommend IBA and would use them again myself.



The Bartender Academy