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M&A Related Associations

Lion Business Brokers prides itself on being a cut above the rest. That is why we have chosen to align with the following trade associations:

IBBA - International Business Brokers Association

The IBBA is the world’s largest professional community of business intermediary specialist. When it comes time to sell or buy a business, choose to work with an experienced IBBA Member who will guide you through every step of the process. Look for the Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation to identify individuals who have met our highest standards for education, ethics and professionalism.

The Alliance of M&A Advisors

AM&AA - The Alliance of M&A Advisors

The Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors® (AM&AA)  is the premier international organization serving the education an resource needs of the middle market M&A profession. The Alliance of M&A Advisors has a Membership network that spans 25 different countries. We are committed to providing education, networking, and resources for Members who do domestic, international, and cross-border M&A.

M&A Source

A community of M&A Advisors. The M&A Source is so named because it represents “the source” of opportunity and professional growth for merger and acquisition M&A advisors and strategic professionals who are dedicated to the lower middle market (LMM).

TABB - Texas Association of Business Brokers

TABB is the oldest business broker trade association in the country formed in 1979. Its members are either business brokers themselves or are individuals and companies that provide services to sellers, buyers or brokers such as bankers, accountants, attorneys, financial planners, tax professionals, exit planners, insurance salesmen and many other business professionals.

Business Intermediary Education Foundation

BIEF - Business Intermediary Education Foundation

In 2003, distinguished leaders in the business brokerage, intermediary, and merger & acquisition profession met to create a foundation. Each of the founding group has served as an officer and director of the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). The goal was to advance and promote each of the professions.

MBBI - Midwest Business Brokers & Intermediaries

The Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries (MBBI) association is a curated network of industry leaders who connect, collaborate, and are catalysts for the buying, funding, and selling of small and medium-sized businesses. MBBI has evolved over many years to include the optimal team of business accelerators. From brokers to lawyers to marketing experts – MBBI members quickly and decisively add value to your business.

Business Brokerage Press

Since 1983, the mission of Business Brokerage Press has remained the same – to bring brokers the professional advantage. Including the Business Reference Guide – For almost three decades, the Business Reference Guide (BRG) has been the leading guide for the pricing of businesses. The BRG provides business transaction professionals with a wealth of up-to-date rules of thumb and essential pricing information on over 600 businesses.


BizBuySell is the Internet’s largest and most heavily trafficked business for sale marketplace, with more business for sale listings, more unique users, and more search activity than any other service. BizBuySell currently has an inventory of over 45,000 businesses for sale and more than 1.4 million monthly visits. BizBuySell also has one of the largest databases of sale comparables for recently sold businesses and one of the industry’s leading franchise directories.


Axial is a private deal network serving professionals who own, advise, and invest in North American lower middle market companies. Axial’s deal-sourcing and deal marketing tools are used to facilitate the discovery and execution of transactions that meet the following criteria: Geography: US & Canada based businesses Revenue: $5M – $250M EBITDA: Up to $20M Transaction Types: M&A, Debt, Minority Equity, & Co-Investments Industry Verticals: Healthcare, TMT (Tech, Media & Telecom), Industrials, Consumer, Business Services, Food & Beverage, Transportation & Logistics, Financial Services, Energy, Education