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40 Lake Bellevue Drive, Suite 100
Bellevue, Washington 98005 (View Map)
One of the primary engines powering the Pacific Northwest economy are the privately held and family owned manufacturing plants, wholesale & distribution companies, retail businesses, technology firms, service companies, wineries & hospitality businesses, and professional practices that operate within the borders of Washington, Oregon, & Idaho. IBA has successfully negotiated and facilitated the sale over 4000 companies from these seven general industry categories since 1975. Our past transactions have included retail businesses in regional malls, marine oriented manufacturing plants in coastal communities, celebrity owned restaurants, cat oriented veterinary hospitals, software & E commerce businesses, franchises, promotional product companies, accounting practices, neighborhood florist shops, art galleries, and even a wholesale balloon distributor.
The simple fact is that IBA in almost half a century of representing business owners has sold almost every type of business that participates in the Pacific Northwest economy. This transactional experience provides IBA’s professional business brokers with the market knowledge required to successfully complete transactions for our clients that accurately incorporate current market conditions and industry specific information.
Gregory Kovsky (425) 454-3052
International Business Associates, commonly known as IBA, was established in 1975 by a group of experienced business brokerage professionals who believed that they could provide better customer service, market knowledge, transactional experience, and professional representation while maintaining confidentiality than was currently available to the Pacific Northwest business community. On this foundation of experience and principles, IBA has grown into the regional leader in business sale transactions involving manufacturing plants, wholesale & distribution companies, technology firms, retail businesses, service companies, vocational schools, wineries & hospitality businesses, and professional practices. Our primary historical venues for business have been the Pacific Northwest states of Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Idaho; however our reputation & representation has not been contained by those geographic boundaries with IBA professionals being hired on a consulting basis to negotiate and represent businesses as far east as Massachusetts and North Carolina and south as California and Arizona.
A track record of performance for almost 45 years in the sale of privately held companies and family owned businesses is the primary reason IBA is selected by business owners to represent them in the sale of their companies. Plain and simply, we sell businesses and achieve results for our clients.
Selection of IBA for representation on that sole criteria is justification enough for most of our clients. However, there are six other reasons why a business owner should use IBA to broker the sale of their business.
Ethics – IBA is a business brokerage firm with integrity. Transactions negotiated by IBA are positive experiences for both the seller and buyer.
Transactional Experience - IBA has completed over 4000 transactions involving privately held companies and family owned businesses. Transactions negotiated by IBA are trips down a familiar path with an experienced guide.
Market Knowledge – Knowledge related to market conditions, past industry transactions, historical benchmarks, legal precedents, tax law changes, and financing availability can impact transactions. Business owners represented by IBA are provided with the information needed to make intelligent decisions.
Negotiation Skill – The sale of a business is a multi-tiered complicated negotiation. It requires experience, market knowledge, problem solving ability, and excellent communication skills. IBA representation has all of those characteristics.
Customer Service – IBA professionals understand the value of a promptly returned telephone call or email. We also recognize that you need to run your company while the business is on the market and our associates are available for meetings in the early morning, evening, and on weekends.
Confidentiality – IBA professionals recognize that if the knowledge that you are considering the sale of your company became public it could adversely impact your relationships with your employees, customers, suppliers and the value of the company. It is our solemn pledge that no one extraneous to a potential transaction will learn about the company’s sale status from us without your permission.
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This business is a modernly equipped, fitness center located in a community with superior demographics for the business model. The local population is a perfect demographic for a gym with a median household income of approximately $83,500 per year, average age of 33, and an average household size of 1.4 people. The likelihood of new competition entering the marketplace offering a similar fitness service is very low given the size of this unique business model and staff of training partners. The staff of 15-17 works with customers overseen by an established business manager coordinating sales, trainers and client appointments. Ownership More info
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The 20+ year old eastern Washington manufacturing company was created to provide custom crafted cabinets to the discerning middle-upper market segments. Their in-house designers can design from contemporary modern to rustic, farm house to mission and even period designs. In addition to manufacturing cabinets, the business also crafts entertainment centers, mantels, bookcases, stair rails and more. The business distinguishes itself by its “can-do” attitude, attention to detail and on-time installations. The company has been recognized by HOUZZ for the highest level of customer satisfaction.The Company outsources many of their components More info
This business is a well established, full-service niche plumbing company that excels in the space of high end single family home building for non-national builders. The company is the sought-out leader in the space as they have the technical expertise to do jobs that other plumbing companies can’t, or do not want to do. The company has a large repeatable general contracting base that supplies it a consistent flow of new work. Their reputation of doing quality work on time and under budget has provided it with longstanding relationships that will transition nicely to the new owner. The business is ripe for expansion from its current More info
This business is multiple decade old floral business with a reputation for providing quality floral arrangements and superior customer service. The business has been a regular participant in the lives of local residents for generations supplying beautiful, quality floral products to enhance people’s lives for births, high school dances, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and funerals. In addition, the floral shop regularly provides flowers to the business community to bring color & life to an environment or to celebrate a special day or event. The staff of the business consists of one full-time sales professional, two part-time sales people, two part-time floral designers, one More info
Tremendous life style / retirement business opportunity or strategic investment for an existing company to increase their operational foot print with this 35-year-old marine transport company. The business operates from a modern facility in a strategic marina location with its own personal commercial boat launch and both properties are included in the sale. The offering provides a very unique opportunity to acquire attractive assets in the Puget Sound area that will continue to appreciate into the future while providing cash flow in the meantime. The business provides marine transport charter company services strategically serving the San More info
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