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The International Business Brokers Association Recognizes the Industry’s Best

Independence, OH  – May 1, 2020 – The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is pleased to announce this year’s Member Excellence Award recipients in recognition of their exceptional achievements in 2019. “This year’s honorees have proven themselves to be outstanding business brokers and it’s a privilege to recognize their accomplishments,” said IBBA Board Chair and […]

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IBBA Q1 2020 Market Pulse Report

National Report: COVID-19 Pandemic Puts the Brakes on M&A Market, Biggest Quarter-to-Quarter Drop in Seller’s Market Sentiment Since Survey Started in 2013    April 29, 2020 – LOS ANGELES – While many small business owners are struggling to keep their doors open, a recent survey of business brokers and M&A advisors reveals that more than half […]

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IBBA Q4 2019 Market Pulse Report

National Report: Business Brokers Predict More M&A Activity, But Longer Time to Sell Businesses in 2020 February 13, 2020 – LOS ANGELES – Business brokers expect a healthy M&A market in 2020 with 55% of advisors predicting the volume of deals (under $50 million) will increase in the next 12 months according to the Q4 […]

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Business Brokers Jockey to Attend IBBA Annual Conference

Independence, OH  – January 24, 2020 – Business Brokers worldwide will saddle up for two days of intensive learning during the International Business Brokers annual conference taking place April 24-25, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky, home of the Kentucky Derby. This year’s conference, themed “Racing Toward Success,” will feature keynote speaker Terry Watson, an international speaker […]

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IBBA Q3 2019 Market Pulse Report

Business Brokers Say Fear of a Recession is Driving Down Small Business Valuations November 8, 2019 – LOS ANGELES – The recession isn’t here yet, but business advisors say a looming slowdown is already driving down business valuations. Over half (53%) of business brokers surveyed say a recession is the biggest concern especially for small […]

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IBBA Announces 2020 Board Election Results and 2021 Chair Elect

Independence, OH  – October 4, 2019 – The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) is pleased to welcome four new members to its board of governors. Joining the board for 2020 are: The Board also unanimously approved current board member, Lisa Riley, Phd, CBI, CM&AP, CBB of Link-Phoenix in Scottsdale, AZ, as the 2021 Chair of […]

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Hearing Financial Services Committee ("HFSC") H.R. 609

WASHINGTON D.C.  – September 11, 2019 – BIEF Chairperson John Zayac comments on today’s meeting.  Based on my observations from today’s HFSC hearing on various bills, including our own HR 609, I believe the following points are worth noting: The overwhelming majority of the testimony and Q&A did NOT concern HR 609, but rather focused […]

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IBBA Q2 2019 Market Pulse Report

National Survey: Booming Construction Industry Leads M&A Activity  September 4, 2019 – LOS ANGELES – Construction and engineering companies led M&A activity according to the Q2 2019 Market Pulse Report published by the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), M&A Source and the Pepperdine Private Capital Market Project. This is a notable change from the manufacturing industry […]

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IBBA Launches Online Learning Program to Help New Brokers Find Early Success

July 17, 2019 – INDEPENDENCE, OH – The International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) has launched its Business Brokerage Basics (BBB) online training program, a new educational course package geared towards those in the early stages of business brokerage and individuals seeking to enter the profession. The program marks the association’s largest educational project in the […]

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