IBA

Sell a Central Washington Business

Are you an entrepreneur interested in selling your business in Central Washington east of the Cascade mountains? 

IBA, the Pacific Northwest’s premier business brokerage firm, has represented business owners in the sale of their privately held companies and family owned businesses since 1975 with knowledge, experience, and professionalism. 

IBA has successfully sold businesses from Canada to Oregon in Central Washington.  Past transactions have been facilitated in the alpine cities of Leavenworth, Chelan, Cle Elum and Wenatchee and the Tri-Cities metropolitan area of Kennewick, Richland, and Pasco on the Columbia River.

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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 businesses in an environment of confidentiality at premium market values while employing "best practices" throughout the sale process.  IBA intermediaries have successfully sold businesses in Central Washington ranging from manufacturing & distribution companies to service providers to community favorite retailers & restaurants.  If you are interested in selling your business, we would welcome the opportunity to provide you with an overview of the services we provide our clients.  All information provided to IBA is held in strict confidence. 

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

Central Washington Businesses Sold by IBA

The Central Washington economy is built on a foundation of agriculture & food processing with major employers including Lamb Weston & Tyson Foods, the many wineries operating in the region from Chelan to Yakima to Tri Cities, research & development at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Managed by Battelle for the United State Department of Energy since 1965), state & local government, a public university (Central Washington University), the environmental remediation efforts of companies like Washington River Protection Solutions & CH2M, engineering & construction firms like Bechtel National, tourism, and healthcare employers (Kadlec Regional Medical Center and Confluence Health). Many privately held companies and family owned businesses support these entities with products & services creating a robust, growing environment to live and work for residents. IBA, as the premier business brokerage firm in the Pacific Northwest since 1975, has locally based professionals on its staff with the knowledge, experience, and professional skill set required to successfully represent business owners in sales of businesses in Kennewick, Richland, Pasco, Wenatchee, Chelan, Yakima, Moses Lake, Quincy, Ellensburg, Twisp, Winthrop, and Okanagan.

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.

Lakeside Heating & Air Conditioning

Geographically dominant Lennox premier level heating & air conditioning business. The business was merged into a commercial refrigeration company interested in diversification and serving the Chelan wine industry.

Tefft Cellars

Award winning, innovative winery which was the first to sell box wines at Costco. The business was sold to facilitate ownership entering the craft distillery business.

The Flower Basket

Tri-Cities favorite floral business known for product quality & customer service. IBA sold the business to an entrepreneur with relevant knowledge & experience.

Overhead Door Company of Yakima

Residential & commercial garage door and opener sales & installation company serving Yakima, Kittitas, & Klickitat Counties. IBA sold the business to an entrepreneur with relevant knowledge & experience.

Old Cities

Online antique, estate, and vintage jewelry store with a public showroom in Ellensburg, Washington. IBA sold the business to an entrepreneur with relevant knowledge & experience.

The examples provided of past transactions successfully facilitated by IBA in Central Washington 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. 

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Locations

Corporate Office
40 Lake Bellevue Dr
Suite 100
Bellevue, WA 98005
(425) 454-3052

Oregon Office
1050 SW 6th Avenue
Suite 1100
Portland, Oregon 97204
(503) 739-4880
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
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I had another mergers & acquisitions broker do a valuation of my company and it was not what I had hoped for so I contacted Gregory Kovsky of IBA, based on a referral, and his valuation came in $1,000,000 higher. We went to market & within a few months had multiple offers and sold the business for full price. Gregory Kovsky did an incredible job of holding my hand, keeping me calm, and giving me sage advice throughout the sale process. I have unconditionally recommended IBA to friends and recommend the firm to anyone interested in selling their business. - Keith Lee, Former President & CEO of American Retail Supply
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.
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. -Leon Milberg, Former President & CEO of Sign Here, Inc.
Just a short note to thank you and your company, IBA, for all you did for me and my partner in the sale of Kitchen & Company…. After several years and two other business brokerage firms that attempted to sell my business we crossed paths and within six months you got the job done…Thank you again for a job well done…. You are a man of your word and represent a company that is very thorough and honest…I wish you well and look forward to working with you again in the future… -Harry Caraco, President & CEO of Caraco Distributing Company, Inc. dba Kitchen & Company.
“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. 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. We followed his advice. 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.” -Graham Hollingsworth, Former President & CEO of Lancs Industries, 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
It was a pleasure working with IBA during all steps of selling our business, which we owned for over 25 years. We highly recommend Gregory and Jeffrey as trusted advisors. Their response time was always fast, they were always available for questions and also helped by recommending an excellent attorney.

IBA was extremely helpful in valuing our company and effectively listing it. They brought forth several pre-qualified potential buyers in a relatively short period. Gregory and Jeffrey both spent considerable time consulting and advising on many questions and situations before and throughout the process. We were very satisfied with their level of service, response time and professionalism – a great experience throughout. IBA is worth every penny. We would not hesitate to work with them again, and highly recommend IBA. Eric and Marilyn Torrison, former owners of Business Telecom Products, Inc.