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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 premier Pacific Northwest boat dealerships. The dealership offers a full range of boats to accommodate the nautical desires of families, empty nesters, and sportsmen. Along with boat sales, the business also provides a one-stop-shop that includes an unrivaled service department, a comprehensive marine parts and accessories department, and seasonal inside boat storage for up to 250+ boats. The renowned service department employs certified technicians with many having training & accreditation from multiple manufacturers. The business generated approximately $3 million in sales last winter from the boat show season. Ownership is hoping to facilitate a sale that will allow the buyer to capture this revenue in 2020 with their mentorship during the transition of ownership. New boats are prominently displayed in the main building More info
This business is a 15-year-old award winning construction company providing custom installations of residential rockeries & retaining walls, while providing general excavation services as well. Substantial equipment assets included in the sale make this an excellent value proposition to enter a high margin niche or for an establish company to add to their operational footprint. This is a sought-out leader in the marketplace with the ability to do almost any kind of retaining wall big or small on any terrain. The business has a long-standing reputation of doing quality work at competitive pricing which provides it a steady stream of projects from its referral base, and it does not More info
This well-established 40-year-old commercial construction niche industry business has been a mainstay in the Puget Sound economy for decades. The company specializes in projects geared towards mid-rise & office buildings and 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 on budget has provided it with longstanding relationships that will transition nicely to the new owner. The business is ripe for continued expansion from its current foundation as the workload is generated from incoming inquiries from repeatable accounts without a proactive marketing presence. The service area of the More info
This craft distillery was started over a decade ago by two brothers with a dream to take their home distilling hobby to the next level. Based on the concept of making their products from the finest, locally sourced Washington grown grains and materials with attention to detail and quality. In the ten years since inception the business has created six distinct brands, winning numerous gold metals for their hand crafted creations. Washington State voters privatized liquor sales in 2014, and laws changed to permit small batch distilleries to open tasting rooms to sample and sell their wares to the public. Distribution was added and distillers More info
This company is a well established commercial office furniture dealership. The business model employed by the company focuses on providing a comprehensive menu of commercial office furniture products and services to a mix of new and reoccurring customers. Services provided include space planning, design, product selection, delivery and installation. The company places an emphasis on providing superior customer service and selling products with excellent value which they believe in to customers. The company has additional revenue streams from rentals and sales of used furniture. Management has increased the overall profitability of the More info
This business is one of the premier providers of awards, trophies, and recognition items in Snohomish County & North King County. The business offers various services and products, to include: Laser engraving, Diamond engraving, trophies & awards, medals, dog tags, signs, embroidery, sublimation, and more. The business is known for its customizing capabilities and offering difficult to source engraving methods. Current sales efforts involve the use of a dedicated showroom and a well-maintained online website presence.By maintaining high standards and consistently exceeding customer expectations, the company hasn’t had to purchase formal More info
This business is a successful, modern American cuisine restaurant. Locally owned and operated, the restaurant enjoys a loyal customer base and is a destination for visitors. The regionally inspired menu features signature dishes using locally sourced, high quality ingredients and all original recipes. The menu is perfectly complemented by a tastefully curated list of wines, microbrews and cocktails. Known for attentive and personable service, the restaurant is a consistent draw for happy hour, dinner with family and friends, and special occasion celebrations. The restaurant can accommodate approximately fifty guests and seasonally utilizes More info
This business is a multiple decade old sprinkler & irrigation company with strong reputation for quality service and fair pricing. The business provides year-round sprinkler system installations, drip irrigations, service, spring activations, and fall winterizations. The company has a great mix of revenue spread between repeatable commercial accounts and residential clients, as well as a consistent service operation in place. An excellent operational structure from a long-standing employee base will enable for further growth. Many employees have been with the company for over 10 years and are year-round employees with the majority of More info
This well-structured ten-year-old business is an organic landscape company providing full service organic lawn care to an ever-increasing customer base. The company employs electric equipment powered by renewable energy to reduce carbon footprints while using dual acting organic fertilizers to efficiently achieve superior results. The business continues to achieve year over year growth and has an extensive infrastructure that will enable for continued grow. The business utilizes yearly agreements which generates consistent revenues during the year without a seasonal slowdown. This is a company with an excellent reputation and long track More info
This cannabusiness was started following the legalization of recreational marijuana use in Washington State, the second state in the county. There are currently 11 states where recreational marijuana is legal (including California and Illinois). The business supplies marijuana retail stores, in Washington, with high grade cannabis oil extracts. Their business model is perfectly positioned to scale operations into any of the 10 legal markets in the United States, or when national legalization becomes a reality. The business model is a modernly equipped cannabinoid extraction laboratory marketing over 40 different cannabis vapor cartridge 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 business is well established, award winning, cosmetic surgery practice conveniently located in an area with medical infrastructure within a short drive of superior demographic communities. The business has an established reputation for providing quality, confidential medical care with superior customer service. The services provided by the practice range from enhancements of eyelids employing traditional & laser procedures to facial surgery including face, brow, & forehead lifts and from liposuction for females and males to hair restoration and non-surgical injections and laser procedures. The staff of the business consists of a More info
This business is a wholesale distributor for primarily domestic OEM parts sold to installers, fleets and repair shops. The business does not sell retail parts like most of the big box competitors, in an effort to insure that they won’t be taking any business away from the installers and garages they service.The business derives its competitive advantage through affiliation driven comprehensive purchasing power, superior delivery services, and a strong customer service commitment. They stock a full range of auto parts that includes brakes, steering & suspension components, power transmission parts and more. Their order fill rate is More info
This business is a successful casual dining concept and sports bar in an affluent suburb of Seattle. Serving modern American cuisine, the restaurant features a full bar with a curated selection of microbrews and signature cocktails. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the business is known to be a neighborhood gathering place and enjoys a strong local following. The restaurant is tastefully designed, successfully incorporating modern elegance with a warm and welcoming classic feel. With a total seating capacity of 140, guests have a choice of the family dining section, the bar area, or the outdoor patio. The kitchen and back of the house More info
This business is an owner operated sign brokerage operated out of a home office. The family has been in the sign business for over 20 years including brick and mortar locations in the past. In 2011, the owner decided to simplify and focus on using her expertise to help bigger clients with year-round sign needs. She currently works 40 hours a week mostly at home. She occasionally installs smaller signs or will be on site to supervise a larger installation. Due to her extensive experience, she has a variety of ways to handle different sign orders to ensure profitability. She has some experience mocking up signs with proficiency in Corel More info
This business is a full-service dry cleaner that the current owner purchased in 2004 from the original founders that opened in 1995. They have an excellent reputation and a consistent flow of customers. In addition to standard dry-cleaning services, they offer laundry service and pressing and alterations. Suits range between $18-$20, Pants are $7-$10, Dresses are $13-$30 and shirts are laundered for $3. Laundry wash and fold is $3 per pound. Alteration income is roughly $2000 per month. They do not offer pick-up and delivery service. Business is very consistent on a month to month basis. They have an average of 150 jobs per week at $32 per job. Every job is documented with a paper More info
This business is a well established 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 two floral designers (1.50 FTE), three customer service people (1.25 FTE), and two delivery drivers (1.25 More info
This business is a sixteen-year old bakery café located in a vibrant North Cascades town with a steady customer base of locals and tourists. Established in 2003, the business is a gathering place in the heart of a historic town and a staple of a synergistic community, where many people start their day at the Rocking Horse. The surrounding Methow Valley is a world renown, year-round adventure travel and tourist destination. The business cycle is boosted by a busy schedule of events and festivals attracting additional visitors to this popular Northwest town. The bakery is open for breakfast and lunch and features a menu of tried and true More info
This business is a successful casual dining restaurant serving modern American cuisine, the restaurant features a full bar with a curated selection of microbrews and signature cocktails. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the business is known to be a neighborhood gathering place and enjoys a strong local following. The restaurant is tastefully designed, successfully incorporating modern elegance with a warm and welcoming classic feel. With a total seating capacity of 140, guests have a choice of the family dining section, the bar area, or the outdoor patio. The kitchen and back of the house are laid out with operational efficiency in mind, More info
This multiple decade old auto wrecking business recycles foreign and domestic vehicles for a large geographic area in Western Washington. The unique business occupies 10 acres of light industrial zoned land with limited competition for scrap and auto parts recycling in the area.The company boasts multiple revenue streams to produce income in it’s business model. It operates a fleet of tow trucks daily collecting salvage vehicles to process and place in it’s “pull your own” used parts yards (categorized by make). The cars “age out” over six months and are moved to the scrap pile. Scrap vehicles are crushed and recycled quarterly or as the More info
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