What is I4BA

The Institute for Business Acquisitions is an organization dedicated to teaching others how to do what our founder, Tom Ellis, has done for over 30 years……Increase your net worth, and enjoy personal and financial independence by purchasing profitable companies.  At the Institute, we have dissected Tom’s process into a series of steps that he and his associates follow every single time to maximize their chance of successful, profitable acquisitions.

The Institute exists to teach people like you those exact steps in a simple yet effective manner so that you can apply them and and begin to earn the life that you deserve.  You will hear this repeatedly throughout our site and publications, but we firmly believe that The Surest, Safest, Fastest, way to accumulate wealth is to buy a well-established, well-managed, and profitable business.  We prove that to be true every day at the Institute.

If you haven’t already done so, please check out our simple formula to become a millionaire in 6 years or less…..it’s a great place to get excited and get started.

Founder:  Tom Ellis

Tom Ellis has spent 30 years buying, building, and selling businesses. He has purchased over 20 companies ranging from small local businesses such as travel agencies and a fast food restaurant up to medium-sized manufacturing plants with revenues in excess of $20 million. He is currently president of a private equity company located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Tom currently is managing director of six portfolio companies with consolidated revenues of $75 million, employing over 500 people. In 2013, Tom started the Institute for Business Acquisitions to provide training and coaching to other like-minded individuals who are motivated to purchase their own business.

Publications, Products & Services

The institute for Business Acquisitions has produced several products and services that are extremely valuable if you are at all interested in acquiring a business of your own.  Each of these products are designed to be immensely informative, yet simple to consume.


This Guidebook is absolutely FREE and it outlines our exact 8-step process for successful, profitable business acquisitions. You’ll learn some of the details to get you on your way to

  • Owning an Instantly Profitable Business
  • Drastically Increase your Net Worth
  • Be Your Own Boss
  • Start Enjoying Life


Get this life changing E-BOOK now!


This is “The Bible of Business Acquisitions”.  Our 200 page guide covers every intricate detail of our system from the very beginning basics all the way to the final closing of your deal.  Personally written by our founder, Tom Ellis, this is an absolute “must” if you’re serious about acquiring a profitable company.  You can purchase this book on Amazon, or at a discount in conjunction with I4BA membership (which is actually currently free).  To get more information about the book and membership to I4BA, click here .


I4BA Membership Includes:

  • Exclusive LIVE access to our I4BA professional support every week
  • Expert guidance throughout your acquisition process
  • Updates to our system and new strategies
  • Exclusive pass to our private online discussion group
  • Exclusive access to Acquisition Documents that we actually use
  • Exclusive opportunity to get “The Bible of Business Acquisition
  • And many more!


You can CLICK HERE for more information about the perks of being a member.


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