The International Business Brokers Association is having its 45th Semi-Annual Conference this week, June 3 through June 9, at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

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 1,800 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
  • 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 speakers include global economists, banking and lending professionals, private equity and other investment groups, and experts in tax and legal aspects of business transfers.

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.