The International Business Brokers Association is having its 46th Semi-Annual IBBA and M&A Conference this month, November 11 -17, 2007, in Dallas - Frisco, Texas.

The International Business Brokers Association® (IBBA®) is the largest international non-profit association operating exclusively for the benefit of people and firms engaged in the various aspects of business brokerage and mergers and acquisitions. Today, the IBBA has more than 1,950 cooperative business brokers and intermediaries across Canada, Mexico, Asia, Europe, Australia and the United States. The association represents professional, ethical and practice standards by which its members operate.

This semi-annual event is seven days of professional development and top-notch education and networking. Educational and Workshop courses number close to 100 and include such topics as:
  • Up-to-date legal and tax issues that impact business transfer transactions
  • Analyzing and recasting financial statements
  • Techniques for pricing and maximizing value of privately-held companies
  • Succession planning and exit strategies
  • Methods in negotiating
  • Advanced M&A Tax Strategies and Deal Structures
  • Solutions to closing challenging transactions
  • Options available in getting deals financed
At each conference new and vital industry products and services are introduced at the IBBA Trade Fair and the M&A Middle Market Expo. Sponsors and nationally recognized keynote speakers include global economists, banking and lending professionals, private equity and other investment groups, and experts in tax and legal aspects of business transfers.

Associations as a whole in the U.S. are growing, a finding by Arthur Brooks, Ph.D., a well-published and recognized scholar of connections between cultures, politics and economic life in America. IBBA has been experiencing higher than average growth compared to other associations, about 10% a year.

When choosing a business brokerage firm to represent the sale of your business, it is important to ascertain the firm's participation in the IBBA. For more information, visit the IBBA website & M&A Source website.