International Business Brokers Association and M&A Source Choose BizBuySell's BizLink Solution to Power Business Listings

BizBuySell
August 10, 2010

BizLink will allow IBBA and M&A Source members to post business-for-sale listings more efficiently and with increased visibility.

San Francisco, CA - August 10, 2010 -- BizBuySell.com, the Internet's largest marketplace for buying or selling a business, announced today that it has launched a new partnership with the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and the M&A Source to make posting business-for-sale listings across multiple websites easier and more cost-effective.

IBBA.org and M&ASource.org, two sites operated by the IBBA, will become the newest additions to BizBuySell’s growing Partner Distribution Network, which syndicates BizBuySell.com business-for-sale listings across multiple websites to maximize visibility to prospective buyers. The BizBuySell network already includes BizQuest.com and more than 140 online media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, 42 American City Business Journal sites, and dozens of other local online resources.

BizBuySell members will now be able to seamlessly distribute their listings to these outlets by entering them a single time on BizBuySell.com.  

Beyond increased efficiency in entering listings only once on BizBuySell.com, IBBA and M&A Source members will also gain a distinct competitive advantage.
IBBA and M&A Source membership logos and other industry certifications will be displayed on broker listings and member profiles on BizBuySell.com and BizQuest.com. This allows IBBA and M&A Source members to enhance their exposure and differentiate themselves from other BizBuySell members.

Users of both BizBuySell and BizQuest will also be able to search for listings specifically posted by IBBA and/or M&A Source members, those with Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designations, or those who have Mergers and Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI) certifications.

“Our new partnership with the IBBA and M&A Source will provide the members of these two organizations with several business advantages,” said Mike Handelsman, General Manager of BizBuySell.com. “Most importantly, members can better highlight their memberships and designations to potential business buyers and sellers.”

The IBBA and M&A Source are looking forward to bringing both new technology and new awareness of the quality businesses they represent through the use of the BizLink technology.

“Our agreement with BizBuySell’s BizLink will allow us to provide brokers and Intermediaries from many geographic regions with the capability to further promote their listings, and also differentiate the quality of work provided by IBBA and M&A-educated and certified professionals,” said Steve Wain, Chair of the IBBA Technology Committee. “The BizLink service is one of the first steps in the IBBA / M&A Source strategic plan to help brokers, Intermediaries, as well as sellers and buyers, more easily connect and bring awareness of the professionalism provided by our members."

About IBBA

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 and acquisitions. Today, the IBBA has more than 1,500 members in all parts of the world.

The IBBA strives to create a professional relationship with successful business transaction advisors (i.e. CPA's, bankers, attorneys, and other related associations), to increase the image and value of the IBBA to its members and to be a leader in the exchange of business referrals.  For more information, visit www.IBBA.org.

About M&A Source

The M&A Source is the world’s largest organization of middle market intermediaries. The Source was established in 1991 to address the professional issues of merger and acquisition professionals. For more information, visit http://www.masource.org/.

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About BizBuySell

BizBuySell is the Internet's largest business for sale marketplace. Since 1996, BizBuySell has offered tools that make it easy for business owners and brokers to sell a business, and potential buyers to find the business of their dreams. BizBuySell currently has an inventory of approximately businesses - spanning 80 countries - for sale at any one time and receives more than monthly visits. The site also features an extensive franchise directory as well as an easy-to-use business valuation tool. Please visit www.bizbuysell.com for more information.

BizBuySell was founded in 1996 and in 2012 became a division of CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ - CSGP) - commercial real estate's leading provider of information and analytic services. CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information and offers a suite of online services enabling clients to analyze, interpret and gain unmatched insight on commercial property values, market conditions and current availabilities. For more information, visit www.costar.com.


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