Managing Partner and Principal

Robert Latham

Bob Latham is the managing partner and principal at IBG’s Texas office, where he also serves as president of the M&A firm Altapraem M&A Advisors. Bob offers extensive M&A experience in the purchase and sale of businesses in the manufacturing, construction, maintenance, and distribution sectors and in logistics and other B2B services. Buyers and sellers …

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Matt Frye

Matt is the Managing Partner responsible for the operations of IBG/Bluestem Resources Group, LLC (Bluestem USA). A native-Tulsan, Matt joined IBG/Bluestem following twenty-one years in Executive Management roles for multiple energy-based technology companies in Houston, Texas. Matt started his career in Tulsa in the domestic exploration and production business and migrated into commodity trading with …

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John Zayac

John Zayac

John Zayac founded International Business Group in 1986 to provide the mid-market business seller with the high-quality resources and sophisticated M&A service traditionally reserved for firms valued over $100 million. From IBG’s inception, John’s vision was to build it into the merger and acquisition industry’s most comprehensive provider of acquisition advisory services for mid-market business …

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gary papay

Gary Papay

Gary Papay is a professional intermediary and business appraiser specializing in the sale and transfer of privately held mid-market, heating oil, propane, and petroleum companies since 1976. Gary is the partner in charge of the IBG Pennsylvania and North Carolina offices. Entrepreneurial/Industry Experience Gary Papay’s career started at Agway, Inc. a Fortune 100 company, where …

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John Johnson

John C. Johnson

John C. Johnson is Managing Partner and Founder with IBG Business. He founded and built Bluestem Resources Group, LLC (BluestemUSA) where he continues as a Managing Director and deal maker with his successor, Matt Frye. Since 1987, John has provided strategic counsel, facilitated business mergers and acquisitions, and performed business valuations. He has over thirty-five …

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Jim Afinowich

Jim Afinowich

Jim Afinowich is a Partner and Designated Broker at IBG Fox & Fin in the Phoenix office, a mergers and acquisition firm founded in 1993 that handles business sales between $5 million and $150 million. The firm has been selected Arizona’s number one business broker and investment banking firm for 18 consecutive years by Ranking …

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