Sell an Everett Business

Are you an entrepreneur in Everett or Snohomish County interested in selling your business?

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 throughout Snohomish County from Lynnwood & Edmonds in the south end of the county to Everett, Marysville, & Arlington in the north and from Mukilteo & Stanwood on the Pacific Ocean viewing west side to Bothell, Lake Stevens, & Monroe heading toward the mountains in the east.

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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 Everett and throughout Snohomish County ranging from manufacturing & distribution companies to service providers supporting the medical industry, businesses, and individuals 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.

Snohomish County Businesses Sold

The Snohomish County economy is built on an industry diverse set of large business entities offering employment to many area residents. The largest employer in the county is Boeing, the international market leader in the manufacture of airplanes. The second largest employer is the medical infrastructure of the Providence Regional Medical Center and The Everett Clinic. Next in terms of employed population with over 3000 people are the Tulalip Tribes with their diverse spectrum of business entities in Snohomish County. The Naval Station Everett serves as the final major economic pillar for the area. 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 in these areas & industries.

Northway Products

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.

Industrial Coatings & Sealants

Surface coating & sealant distribution & sales company for industrial, commercial, and residential applications. The business was sold by the founder to a local entrepreneur ready for a new project.

Electronetics

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.

Wilson's Delicatessen

Iconic Everett neighborhood grocery & delicatessen. The business and real estate were sold for the Wilson family to a party desiring to continue the legacy of the business.

Black Pine Spas & Billiards

Premium brand retailer of Artesian Spas & Brunswick Pool Tables. The business was sold in 2015 for an entrepreneur who had originally purchased the business from IBA in 2002.

Arby's

Eight location chain of Arby's restaurants. The business was sold for entrepreneurs who first brought the Arby's brand to Washington, including Snohomish County locations in Edmonds & Lynnwood.

Northwest Biomedical

Medical equipment maintenance & repair company for EKG's, defibrillators, scales, anesthesia machines, and autoclaves. The business was sold to facilitate retirement of the founders.

Odyssey Plastics

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.

The examples provided of past transactions successfully facilitated by IBA in Everett & Snohomish County 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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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