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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.
This business is one of the Pacific Northwest's premier boat dealerships. The product lines represented by the business support the recreational boater who is interested in boating with family, fishing, or waterskiing. In addition to boat sales, the business provides a one-stop-shop that includes an unrivaled service department, a large electronic component, parts and accessories departments, and boat storage The renowned service department supports only certified technicians with multiple designations, including the prestigious Mercury Marine and Yamaha Marine CSI Awards that recognize marine dealers offering superior customer service. The business is located in close proximity to the water and main traffic arterials. New boats are prominently displayed in the main building showroom. The current rent for all buildings utilized by the business is More info
This business is a successful, authentic Mexican restaurant. 25 years in the same location, the business is a local favorite and destination location. The business serves lunch and dinner with the ability to accommodate up to 124 guests. The menu draws on classic staples of Mexican cuisine. Over the years, the principals have added new menu items and expanded on the original vision of the founders through annual educational and research & development trips to Mexico. Employing a warm & welcoming management philosophy, the business is known for offering guests traditional favorites of Mexican cuisine, their own original Margarita and More info
This business is a youth sports organization. The business offers youth sports leagues, camps, and clinics for kids ages three to seventeen. The business has received multiple awards for providing a quality experience to the participants in its programs. A leader in youth sports leagues, tournaments, camps and clinics, participants enroll from throughout the Seattle metropolitan area. The business has all the equipment needed to serve current customers to sustain and accelerate growth. The business has a corporate office with ample storage, signage and some drive by traffic. The current rent is $3500 a month and includes NNN. The current owner works full time in the business 25-35 More info
This well established, award winning business specializes in an attractive niche providing installations of residential rockeries & retaining walls, while providing general excavation services to a growing client base. With years of experience in rockery construction and design the company creates unique landscape enhancements to outdoor spaces with expertise in an efficient operating model. This is a sought-out leader in the marketplace has the ability to do almost any kind of wall big or small in any terrain. The company also specializes in the building of steps & risers of various stone products into landscaping spaces to highlight current or new designs. The business has a More info
This pizza and Italian cuisine restaurant has been a favorite local gathering spot for lunch, dinner and cocktails for many years. In addition to wood fired pizza and other staples of Italian cuisine, the menu features standard pub fare with an authentic flare inspired by the owner’s family heritage and extensive culinary experience.The outstanding customer service and dining experience are complemented by a full bar and a rotating selection of microbrews. Seating capacity of up to 115 guests comfortably accommodates weeknight dinner service and busy weekends. Significant additional revenue is generated through partnerships with mobile More info
This is a twelve year old Eastside based franchise territory. Launched in 2007, the business was the 10th largest in the system within two years. This growth has continued with sustainable diversification over the last ten years. Today, the franchise is ranked in the top five in two metrics in the United States. Customers are drawn from Bothell to Maple Valley and Mercer Island to Snoqualmie seeking the unique product offering of the business. The business operates out of a nice stand-alone building with ample storage, signage and some drive by traffic. The current rent is $3500 a month and includes NNN. The sale also includes a 2018 More info
This business is well established vehicle repair company servicing established commercial fleet accounts on a recurring basis, as well as providing traditional retail services. The company is a certified truck service center operating a mobile fleet for routine maintenance & repairs, with the capacity to bring bigger repair jobs in house, if needed. The combination of servicing local national corporate brands with traditional retail operations provides a steady stream of diversified revenue, while an efficient operating structure is in place to facilitate continued growth. The company’s reputation for doing quality work at reasonable More info
This business is a multiple decade old millwork products company excelling in the fabrication of doors, columns, stair systems, windows, and other millwork type products for commercial & residential applications. The company generates a consistent revenue stream from a repeatable client base and is positioned well in the local marketplace The business has a reputation of doing quality work, on time, at a reasonable price and has longstanding relationships that should transition smoothly to new ownership. The business operates on an efficient “just in time” production model eliminating the need to stock substantial inventory and utilizes its prefinish shop which results in products being More info
This business is a multiple location mobile device repair business with easily accessible stores in the metropolitan area and strong staff & systems. The company has been in operation for over a decade and is a preferred service provider. Priding themselves on providing exceptional customer service, the company has repaired almost 300,000 devices leading to significant number of positive online reviews. The company is primarily focused on Apple and Samsung products, but are also capable of repairing Google Pixel, LG, Huawei, OnePlus, Chromebooks and laptops. iPhone screens starting at $69 and iPad screen repairs starting at $79 are the More info
This business is a multiple decade old marine & industrial service company with service & manufacturing divisions. Customers seeking products & installation expertise from the company are drawn from commercial fishing, government entities, cruise ships, cargo transportation, and owners of private yachts. A manufacturing division was added to the business in the early 2000’s to improve efficiency and profitability. The manufacturing division is ISO 9001:2015 certified. 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
This business is a modernly equipped, personal training professional fitness center.The partner-training business model inspires clients with more than a gym membership. Training takes place at two locations. The first is an 1821 square foot gym near the downtown commercial core. Seattle currently has a daily population of approximately 668,000 people. Many of the client base work at Amazon, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Starbucks Corporate, and other area businesses. As development continues in this area, the number of residents and employees will continue to grow. The local population is a perfect demographic for a gym with a More info
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