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Industry Honors and Professional Designations

Since its founding in 1993, IBG/Fox & Fin and its M&A professionals have established a tradition of professional achievement and industry leadership.

Honors and Awards
For 14 straight years, has ranked IBG/Fox & Fin #1 in voting by among Arizona business brokers and M&A advisors  | Cast Your 2017 Vote
The $120 million sales of Alpine Valley Bread Company by Bruce Black and Jim Afinowich was ACG Arizona's Deal of the Year for 2015.
M&A Advisor Awards Finalize
IBG/Fox & Fin is a finalist in three categories for the 15th annual M&A Advisor Awards, which recognizes the M&A industry's top firms.
Rankings for “Ranking Arizona” are based on popular vote of the general public, within categories that are selected by the staff of AZ Big Media. Voting is conducted on-line by interested members of the public. In the latest rankings, conducted from May 15 to July 31, 2015, IBG/Fox & Fin received the most votes among 48 companies in the “Business Brokers” category. Companies pay no fee to be listed within a category or to receive a ranking.
Professional Designations
Jim Afinowich
Certified Business Intermediary (CBI)
Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI)
Business Brokerage Specialist (BBS)
Oksana Komarnyckyj
Certificate of Director Education, National Association of Corporate Directors
Licenses
Jim Afinowich
FINRA Series 63 and Series 82
Real Estate Broker, Arizona Department of Real Estate
Steve Bisbee
Attorney, State Bar of Arizona
Real Estate Broker, Arizona Department of Real Estate
Bruce Black
Arizona Licensed Business Intermediary
FINRA Series 79 and Series 63
Oksana Komarnyckyj
FINRA Series 79 and Series 63
Lance Meilech
Real Estate Broker, Arizona Department of Real Estate
Certified Public Accountant, Arizona Board of Accountancy
Troy Stapley
Real Estate Broker, Arizona Department of Real Estate
M&A Industry Leadership
Jim Afinowich
International Business Brokers Association (IBBA): Past President
M&A Source: Charter Member
Business Intermediary Education Foundation: President
Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA)
Arizona Business Brokers Association
Turnaround Management Association
Steve Bisbee
Arizona Business Brokers Association
Bruce Black
M&A Source
Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA)
Lance Meilech
Arizona Technology Council
Arizona BioIndustry Association
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