The International Business Brokers Association® (IBBA) is the largest international non-profit association operating exclusively for people and firms engaged in business brokerage and mergers and acquisitions. This association provides business brokers education, conferences, professional designations, and networking opportunities. Formed in 1984, the IBBA has members across the world.

The IBBA strives to create a professional relationship with successful business transaction advisors (i.e. CPAs, bankers, attorneys, and other related associations), to increase the image and value of the IBBA to its members and to be a leader in the exchange of business referrals. A membership in the IBBA provides “the most complete package of membership benefits and services and the best networking opportunities with the most influential group of business brokers.”

The IBBA concentrates on providing educational courses for the business broker profession. It awards the Certified Business Intermediary® (CBI) certification as well as the courses and seminars required to obtain this certification.

The IBBA and the M&A Source are Specialty Sections of the International Association of Business Intermediaries, Inc. (IABI), a Texas non profit organization.

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A Rich History

In 1984, Tom West along with a group of business brokerage professionals took the first steps to form the IBBA. Download this excerpt from The Best of the Business Broker Newsletter to see the people and principles that shaped our organization.

Our Mission
The International Business Brokers Association promotes members’ professional development and interests to maximize public awareness of the business brokering profession.

The IBBA supports entrepreneurship, and the concept that the investment risks of owning a business deserve a straightforward, professional and honest presentation to both seller and buyer.

The IBBA’s Code of Ethics impose obligations beyond those of ordinary commerce. We believe business brokers should be zealous in maintaining and improving ethical practices and sharing with their fellow business brokers a common responsibility for integrity and honor in their business transactions.

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