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Company Sales and Acquisitions and Clyth MacLeod Business Sales have over 50 years experience selling businesses throughout New Zealand.  We are a professional team and offer confidential, networked, innovative marketing, and lower fees. You can trust our business sales team to achieve the best possible price for your business.

Get in touch with us today if you would like to discuss your desire to sell a business. We look forward to assisting you. 




Selling a business as a going concern is one of the most significant things you will ever do, as the price you receive may determine the lifestyle you can expect for the following decades of your life. Every dollar you add to your bottom-line net profit could add around two, three or more times that figure to your business’s sale value. You have put in countless hours, money and energy building your business and you deserve the best representation possible.

If you would like more information on how to sell your business in NZ please get in touch today.


Please Contact Me The sellers 10 commandments


Simple, straight-forward advice to help you achieve the best possible price with the least problems.

  1. Thou Shalt Not be Greedy
    Buyers look at many businesses before buying. Offering reasonable price and terms will get a prudent buyer's attention.
  2. Thou Shalt Have a Good Reason for Selling
    After the buyer asks "How much?" the next question is "Why is the seller, selling?". The reason must be logical . . . to the buyer.
  3. Thou Shalt Provide Proof of Profits
    All books and records should be clear and readily available.
  4. Thou Shalt be Willing to Train
    Most of those purchasing a business are first-time buyers and will need a minimum of two weeks training.
  5. Thou Shalt Provide a Covenant Not to Compete
    Buyers want to make certain they will not be competing with you for the same customers.
  6. Thou Shalt Provide a Complete List of Assets
    Buyers want to know what they are buying before making an offer.
  7. Thou Shalt Keep thy Business in Good Repair
    Clean, neat appealing businesses sell.
  8. Thou Shalt Prepare the Landlord for the Sale
    Landlords can be real 'deal killers' and buyers need to know if the lease will be assigned or a new lease will need to be negotiated.
  9. Thou Shalt Avoid Surprises
    Surprises tend to destroy the buyer's trust and will send them running, not walking, to another opportunity.
  10. Thou Shalt List with an Experienced Business Broker
    Because specialist business brokers add value to the process because of their appraisal and negotiating skills and their multi-pronged marketing strategies. Brokers can also "recast" financial statements, qualify buyers, maintain confidentiality and identify hidden 'intangibles'.


If you have a business in New Zealand and you would like to sell now or in the future and would like an obligation free appraisal on your business please complete our contact form and we will contact you promptly. Clyth MacLeod Business Sales and Company Sales & Acquisitions provide accurate and achievable market advice, based on up-to-date market data and valuation methodologies.

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We believe our broker fees are the lowest of any specialist business broker in Auckland possibly all of New Zealand. We provide a full marketing program which includes print, internet, direct mail, and database marketing. An initial compliance and marketing fee of $750.00 plus GST is applicable on all business listings. We do offer  additional marketing options such as video, professional photos and print media advertising ( an additional cost may apply for this).

Our business broker fees are; whichever is the greater, a minimum fee of $20,000 OR 8% on the first $1 million of the sale price and thereafter at 6% over $1 million. Our fees are plus GST.

If you are selling your business you will want the best possible price in the shortest time and with the least problems. Selling your business may be one of the most important financial transactions of your life. Let our success work for you. We offer a free verbal opinion- if you just want an idea of the current market value of your business, come and sit down with one of our team, discuss the operational details and bring your financial information and we can give you an indication of market value.

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  1. Over 50 years experience specialising in business sales
  2. Over 9,000 settled sales
  3. Innovative marketing and advertising programs to attract a large number of genuine buyers
  4. Networked with a wide range of professional advisors and overseas brokers
  5. Track record of negotiating
  6. Experienced appraisal and valuation skills
  7. Understands the need for confidentiality
  8. A diverse business sales team speaking many languages
  9. Committed to sound ethics at all times
  10. Our Managing Director is committed to the Industry and has been awarded the designation of Fellow of Real Estate Institute of NZ and of the International Business Brokers Association and is also a Certified Business Intermediary of the IBBA in the USA.