Professional Associations

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The International Business Brokers Association® (IBBA®) is a trade association of business brokers providing education, conferences, professional designations and networking opportunities. Formed in 1983, IBBA is the largest non-profit association specifically formed to meet the needs of people and firms engaged in various aspects of business brokerage and mergers & acquisitions. Today, the IBBA has more than 1,000 members in all parts of the world. The IBBA strives to create a professional relationship with successful business transaction advisors (CPAs, bankers, attorneys, etc.) to increase the image and value of the IBBA to its members and be a leader in the exchange of business referrals.

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The mission of the M&A Source® is to promote members’ professional development and interests to better serve their clients’ needs and maximize public awareness of professional intermediary services available for middle-market merger & acquisition transactions.

The Source was established in 1991 to address the issues of merger & acquisition professionals. This organization currently has more than 200 cooperative intermediaries across the world.

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The Pennsylvania Business Brokers Association (PBBA) is a non-profit association of main street business brokers and merger & acquisition intermediaries whose primary goal is to promote growth and professionalism of the business brokerage community by focusing on ethics, education, networking and cooperative communication among business brokerage professionals within Pennsylvania and surrounding member states.

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The Exit Planning Exchange was started by a small group of professionals in the Boston area in 2006, whose first event consisted of a discussion with an entrepreneur about the lessons he learned in selling his business. Since then, the organization has expanded to include chapters in a number of cities and continues to grow. The overall vision and mission of the organization is that “every business owner creates sustainable and transferable value in their enterprise and achieves a well-prepared and successful exit,” and to “unlock the collaborative potential of the team of trusted advisors to a business owner.”

XPX DC Metro, along with other chapters, operates under a license agreement that gives them an exclusive license for their geography. Under the agreement, XPX Global provides support, services, website management, email management, financial reporting, branding, process and knowledge sharing to them. The goals of the chapter are to promote holistic thinking and collaborative behavior of its members. The chapter also provides informative programming for advisors to business owners focused on a successful path to the exit. The events and individual committees provide a great forum for introductions, interaction and referrals.