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IBG Business Investor Relations Department

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Maximizing value since 1986


Indicates membership in the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). The IBBA is the only certifying organization for Business Brokers and Intermediaries who assists people in buying or selling a business.Indicates membership in the M&A Source. The M&A Source is comprised of highly trained Intermediaries who advise on the preparation, sale and/or purchase of middle market (~$2M+ in revenue) business opportunities.Indicates membership in The Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries (CABI).


Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) is a professional certification awarded to Business Brokers and Intermediaries that have achieved stringent requirements. CBI's work by an ethical code of conduct when working with business owners and buyers.Merger and Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI) is a professional certification awarded to Intermediaries who've achieve very stringent educational and professional requirements. M&AMI's agree to abide by an ethical code of conduct when working with business owners and buyers.


IBG Business

IBG Business exists to bring clients “best of the best” skills and knowledge that deliver maximum value when they are ready to sell or buy a business. The firm is based on a distinctive character and shared values, defined by continuous commitment to deliver business owners the very best in M&A services.

Our hands-on M&A experience with privately held middle market businesses is broad and deep. IBG Business was founded by combining the expertise, resources and best practices by industry leaders in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) profession and owners of top M&A advisor firms from across the country. We bring owners the strengths of earned credibility and respect our founders brought into IBG at inception and have worked diligently to maintain in each relationship.

Industries we have served most frequently include manufacturing, industrial, commercial distribution, business services, oil and gas, healthcare, IT, transportation, construction and food processing. Yes, that encompasses a very wide swath of the business landscape! That’s because our critical knowledge lies in knowing how to sell a business rather than a focus on narrow market segments. However, the IBG leadership team includes numerous nationally recognized transaction leaders in specific industries.

IBG Business does one thing: we serve business owners in the sale and purchases of businesses. We do it with dogged determination, fighting for our clients to succeed and advancing their best opportunities. We do it confidentially, maintaining integrity, high ethics and little fanfare, while delivering superior results. And we do it with the combined knowledge and experience of industry leaders who have united to bring the very best service available to clients nationwide in one firm. Welcome to IBG Business.

Services Offered

Customized strategies for selling a business or acquisitions including business valuation analysis and strategic process for a business sale. A professional merger and acquisition (M&A) process to include hold or sell decisions, structuring a business sale transaction, targeted industry research, due diligence, expert witness testimony, and business development through active business acquisition searches.

Offering M&A Broker and advisor investment banking, business appraisals, and business broker services for selling a business or acquisitions. Professionals are Certified Business Intermediaries, certified Master Mergers & Acquisitions Intermediaries and designated Industry Experts.
Customized Selling Strategies, Business Valuation Analysis, Strategic Planning, Sell / Hold Timing Review, Transaction Structuring, Targeted Industry Research, Due Diligence Guidance, Expert Witness Testimony, Active Acquisition Search Programs


International Business Group, LLC acquired the operating platform of IBG Business Services, Inc., a Denver based M&A advisory firm founded in 1986. International Business Group, LLC operates under the name IBG Business. It is owned by principals of prominent M&A firms located in Arizona, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Colorado. The combined firms will more effectively service clients nationally and capitalize on synergies and strategic joint ventures to provide M&A advisory services.

Jim Afinowich, an IBG Business principal and CEO of Fox & Fin Financial Group in Phoenix, said “IBG’s respected history in the market provides the foundation for our growth plans,” He added, “Today’s current low capital costs are driving all-time high values to business sellers. Our M&A brokers insure business owners gain the full benefit of the surging activity and values.”

The IBG Business growth strategy includes adding select M&A broker practices starting in 2014, with up to twenty offices in place by 2016. “Offices will be restricted to leading M&A brokers and advisors with proven track records”, said IBG principal, Gary Papay, who owns CK Business Consultants.

“IBG is based on distinctive character and shared values. It is defined by continuous commitment to deliver business owners the best in M&A services. Combining resources, synergies, and expanding our M&A advisory services will serve our clients well”, according to John C. Johnson of Tulsa’s Bluestem USA.

John Zayac founded IBG Business Services in 1986 and is a co-owner of IBG Business. Mr. Zayac commented, “The IBG Business Services platform has a long history of success in providing M&A advisory services to owners of middle market businesses. This is great news for our clients, and it presents an opportunity for others in our profession to participate as we grow.”

Areas Served

  • Denver County, CO
  • Maricopa County, AZ
  • Tulsa County, OK
  • Lycoming County, PA

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  • M&A Source, Alliance of Merger and Acquisitions Advisors (AM&AA), Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), , Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI), Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), Colorado Association of Business Brokers (CABI), International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)


Lycoming County, PA

Specializing in business sales and acquisitions of privately held mid-market companies since 1976.

Tulsa County, OK

John C. Johnson is well-known as an award-winning, trusted leader and performer in the business sales profession and the business community he serves.

He is Founder and Managing Partner of three collaborative firms:


Maricopa County, AZ

Maricopa County, AZ

Denver County, CO

Maricopa County, AZ

Maricopa County, AZ

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