Businesses for Sale in South Africa

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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Ref: 3424

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Digital Printing and Signage Business

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 1,680,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,292,074

Monthly Profit

R 29,745

This profitable company was established in 2020 and is based in the Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa. The business offers printing and signage services to clients in the Garden Route. They work and print on various substrates, including vinyl, wallpaper, banners, signage, posters, and paper. From business card design to vehicle wrapping - they have can do it. Their skilled team of graphic designers can make any design wish come true. Operating five days a week from a prime location in this Garden Route town, the company has established itself as a reliable and reputable service provider in the two years it has been operational. The turnover has almost doubled from its first year of trade, and the business has a return customer base in various industries. Taking ownership of this business, you have a reputation for quality workmanship, competitive pricing, and quick turnaround to build a great future. This is the ideal opportunity for an entrepreneur with a creative flair and a passion for customer service. The business is easy to manage, and no design skills are needed to run this business successfully. It would be beneficial if you have a design background, but its not required. If you are looking for an excellent opportunity to put your own stamp on a young business with huge potential, then contact me now! The asking price excludes stock of ± R30,000.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Ref: 3423

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Playground Equipment Manufacturer

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 1,450,000

Annual Turnover

R 3,294,474

Monthly Profit

R 65,661

The business specializes in manufacturing top-quality playground equipment. A long-established brand that is well known locally and to the export market. The business has become a household name countrywide and in the international market over the past 20 years, and they’re guaranteed to inspire imagination. The products manufactured by this company offer varied playstyles and movement for full-body exercise, presented in imaginative and inspiring shapes to encourage imagination and storytelling. This is a well-organized and exciting manufacturing business with lots of potentials to grow both the national and export market. This is the ideal business for hands-on customer service and marketing-orientated entrepreneurs with sound business acumen and good management skills looking for a sustainable business that can provide a decent income to sustain a family for many more years. The asking price excludes the stock of ± R300,000.
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Food/Hospitality

Convenience Store

Ref: 3418

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Modern Retail Deli and Conveniet shop

Limpopo (LP)

Asking Price

R 895,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,723,107

Monthly Profit

R 22,255

This is a fantastic, well-established, profitable deli business in Limpopo, South Africa, with one goal: providing high-quality meat and deli products to the local community. Their passion for excellence has driven them from the beginning and continues to drive the business into the future. This retail shop is packed with complemented goodies from the deli, homemade bakes, and cooked food as granny used to make them on the farm. Meat supplied direct from the local farmers is fresh. We specialize in chicken and supply beef and pork to our customers. The business has customers returning daily. From freshly tapped milk, jams, spice rubs, spices, homemade cookies, chilies, frozen vegetable, eggs, pet food, and locally produced meat is just some of the product we serve with pride. Conveniently you can buy fresh bread and cool drinks on site. This retail deli and convenience shop can be easily managed with a minor component. If you are an entrepreneur with a hands-on approach, happy to work in the hospitality industry selling delicious farm-fresh foods, chicken, milk, eggs, and yummy fresh-baked pastries and biscuits, then this opportunity is just right for sale. The asking price excludes stock.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Oil/Gas

Ref: 3417

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Automotive Lubricants Supplier

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 890,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,800,000

Monthly Profit

R 14,500

This business in the Western Cape Helderberg area has a well-established and loyal client base due to good service, excellent quality of the product, and price advantage due to a unique relationship with the manufacturer of the oils and greases. The target market is small to medium workshops, various mechanics, and heavy-duty machinery owners such as earth moving equipment and tipper trucks. The operation is set up like a Takealot model with very low overheads, it operates out of a warehouse with 1 manager who takes the orders and dispatches the orders. The owner doesnt need to be in the business full time. There is massive potential for direct marketing activities to very quickly grow sales and profitability. The price includes assets of +-R222 000 but excludes VAT. Stock is handled on a consignment base.
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Food/Hospitality

Retailer

Ref: 3416

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Biltong & Deli Outlet

Eastern Cape (EC)

Asking Price

R 340,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,169,149

Monthly Profit

R 16,203

This franchise biltong outlet has been supplying traditional handmade naturally air-dried biltong products since 2001. The business can proudly say that they support local and source quality meats from across the Eastern Cape. Being based in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, the business has a strong local following and regular return clients. The business offers various services including hampers and biltong cakes and gift baskets for those special moments including, Christmas, Easter, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Valentines day, etc. The company has quality pre packs available for school tuck shops, business canteens, restaurants, bars, and gift hampers. The seller has expanded the business to include other deli products. The business is located close to a very popular retail shop, with a lot of foot traffic and good visibility. These stores have staff, systems, and procedures in place. Well-established and easy to run, this is a superb opportunity not to be missed and will go quickly. The asking price excludes VAT.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Ref: 3415

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Steel Fabrications Company

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 4,690,000

Annual Turnover

R 7,923,617

Monthly Profit

R 128,645

This significant business adds value to steel in almost every possible way. Servicing several industries, including the security industry, no job is too small, with all work attracting the same dedicated level of service and quality attention. The business has stood the test of time, well-positioned near significant access routes in this Garden Route town. The company specializes in customized stainless steel, mild steel product fabrication, and structural steelworks. Bending and rolling steel tubing into various shapes is part of daily manufacturing. Their specialty is building balustrades and staircases using stainless and other steel materials. The business also manufactures gates and safety fences from galvanized and other steel. General maintenance and repairs in the steel industry generate an additional source of income. The company has an extensive asset base, and all equipment works well. If you are a service-driven, hands-on entrepreneur with self-drive and ready to take a well-established business to the next level, this is the ideal business. No engineering knowledge or skills are required. Suppose you are a business-minded entrepreneur with good people and marketing skills. In that case, this business can offer a long-term sustainable income and a quality lifestyle in the beautiful Garden Route, Western Cape. This is the ideal opportunity for a business person looking for a robust business platform with an excellent reputation and ample growth potential. The asking price excludes VAT and stock of ± R1 million.
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Services

Services

Ref: 3414

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Lucrative and Successful Laundry

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 5,500,000

Annual Turnover

R 6,869,932

Monthly Profit

R 176,876

This successful, well-run, and managed business was established in the late 1980s and is based in the Western Cape, South Africa. The business offers much-needed professional laundry service to businesses in the hospitality and medical industry in the area. Clients include companies like well-known large golf estates, Provincial Hospitals, various hotels, lodges, national parks, etc. A secure service level agreement (SLA) with a well-known blue-chip company has opened up new opportunities for this business. This SLA started in September 2021 to the value of R3.6m over the next three years. The seller invested in specialized hardware that now puts this business in a position to roll out this service to other businesses with staff clothing requirements. Over and above this SLA, many other service agreements are in place, putting the business in a strong position in the marketplace. The business has a high asset value (R2.5m plus), and the owner applies sound financial principles. Full financials are available for due diligence. Equipment is well maintained and in excellent condition. The business is sold free of liabilities with a strong and growing client base. This is the ideal opportunity for a husband and wife team or a family looking to invest in a sustainable, secure, and profitable business with a longstanding history, an excellent reputation, and a positive future outlook. This business is in a highly desirable location. Enjoy a quality lifestyle while working in a business that can offer a sustainable income. This is a fantastic opportunity just waiting for you! The asking price excludes VAT and stock.
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Automotive

Car Wash

Ref: 3413

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Car Wash in Busy Location

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 240,000

Annual Turnover

R 713,426

Monthly Profit

R 10,545

This well-established and well-known car wash are based on a busy road in this Garden Route town in the Western Cape. The business benefits from passing traffic. On offer is a small business with a small profit at a small price. This carwash is in a prime position to attract high volumes of business from passing traffic. The operation includes 4 shade ports. Assets include pressure cleaners, a wash-bay ample dry bay, and a customers waiting area. Specializing in all car wash services, including valets. The business has an established, return customer base which includes local dealerships. Full training and backup services will be provided by the seller. All figures can be verified. This is the ideal opportunity for a hands-on operator looking for a cash-generating business. All systems and controls including CCTV cameras and management three days a week are in place. There is ample opportunity to improve the business and profits. This business has been servicing residents and visitors to this coastal town for the past 25 years and the owner believes it is time for her to hand over the reins to a service-orientated entrepreneur so she can support her husband in his business. The asking price excludes cleaning material.
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Accommodation/Tourism

Hotel

Ref: 3406

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Landmark Boutique Hotel for Sale

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 45,000,000

Annual Turnover

R 6,400,000

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

This upmarket 4-star landmark boutique hotel is based in Gauteng. The business is fully operational and sold as a going concern. Offering 50 rooms, five event venues, a beauty spa, and a restaurant, this is a good quality asset in a sound location and with five reliable income streams. This upmarket boutique hotel is situated in a green and tranquil environment, with easy access to the OR Thambo International Airport, shopping malls, restaurants, private hospitals, tourist attractions, and historic sites. This Boutique Hotel stands for a unique atmosphere, excellent personal service, and outstanding cuisine, all at reasonable rates. This would be an ideal acquisition by a hotel group which will allow diversification and reduce the costs and overheads through shared marketing budgets, increased purchasing power, and lower expenses. The acquisition can be a cash-for-stock transaction or stock-for-stock transaction to facilitate an asset purchase or equity purchase. The business is offered as a going concern, including the property. The financial records illustrate a solid growth with low management fees and a strong asset underpin. During the first six years, the business reached impressive revenue and occupation growth year on year and achieved a good recovery from the Corona pandemic during the last financial year. The asking price includes VAT. All documentation is available for purposes of due diligence.
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Beauty/Health

Beauty Products

Ref: 3403

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Beauty lies in healthy mind, body and spirit.

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 1,672,500

Annual Turnover

R 470,576

Monthly Profit

R 35,007

Here is to you, and offer to be part of this thriving beauty and healthy lifestyle business. The health and beauty shop is based in the Garden Route of the Western Cape. With different brands, lots of products that include daily treatment and anti-aging skincare products, extensive health and lifestyle range as well as superior quality cosmetics and fragrances for the whole family. The products are so exceptional, and have been trusted and scientifically proven, remedies over the past few decades. The shop stock a healthy supplements range of vitamin and mineral supplements that have been created by nutritional experts to provide the optimum balance between science and nature. Own this exciting, friendly environment of health and beauty business that is backed by the unshakable established products in the market. VAT is excluded from the purchase price.
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Questions about buying a business in South Africa

Most of the businesses for sale with us are valued on the following;

  • The amount of money they earn
  • The desirability of the industry
  • The associated risk factors

Higher prices will be paid for businesses in more desirable industries that are operating in a market perceived as low risk. These types of businesses are in strong demand. Therefore, the value of the business will be greater than for one in a less sought-after industry and perceived to have a higher risk factor attached to it, even though both businesses may make the same amount of money.

Most small owner-operated businesses are valued according to the cash surplus available to the owner. Depending on the industry this will vary. The amount will depend on factors such as the industry, location and length of time in business.

Larger businesses are valued on either a return on investment (ROI) or a price to earnings ratio (PE). Once again this will vary depending on the industry and the amount of net profit generated by the business.
When you have your first meeting with one of our business brokers, they will give you an overview of the values of businesses within the industry sectors of interest to you.

Some industries are very sought after, and newly listed businesses sell quickly. To ensure you are aware of new listings we provide a unique service by sending you an automatic email with details of any new listings that match the criteria you have pre-selected when registering for this exclusive service.
Our business brokers can register you, or you can do it online through the Register toolbar.
Many of the businesses we list are sold before they are advertised. By registering to buy a business, you will receive priority notification of all appropriate new listings from any one of our team of brokers, not just from the broker you have initially met with.

If you are serious about buying a business, you should make an appointment with one of our specialist business brokers who is knowledgeable in the industry sector that interests you. Our business brokers specialise in the sale of businesses in which they have prior industry experience thus giving you access to industry-specific knowledge. Your broker will ask specific questions in order to find the business that is best suited to your requirements. And don’t forget to search for businesses for sale by using the Businesses4Sale search bar.

You will be asked to sign a Deed of Confidentiality before receiving confidential information on any business you are contemplating buying. This protects the owner of the business by ensuring the information you receive will be treated as confidential and not passed on to other parties. Business owners want to be assured that the information given out to a pre-qualified buyer will be treated in confidence.

Once you have decided to buy a business, you will benefit from an initial meeting with one of our brokers, and they will have your name in mind when any new business becomes available.

When you initially look at a business, certain information will be supplied. However, in some cases, the owner of the business will be reluctant to reveal too much about the business until an offer is made. Many aspects in the operation of a business are commercially sensitive and confidential, thus a business owner would not be wise to disclose all until a prospective purchaser has indicated a serious intention to purchase by making a conditional offer.

 

A conditional offer is normally subject to the purchaser performing due diligence, a process whereby you as the purchaser requests, for scrutiny, specific information on the operation of the business. The owner will supply this information under due diligence. The buyer must maintain the strictest of confidentiality through this process and must not disclose any information to other parties except any professional advisors they are using in the process.

 

The due diligence process is for the benefit of the purchaser, giving you time to complete the verification process. If satisfied with the end result, the agreement proceeds, and you become the proud owner of your new business. If, however, you are not satisfied with the results of the due diligence, then the owner is advised accordingly, and the agreement comes to an end. The deposit money held in trust is refunded in full.

Before you begin looking to buy a business the first step is to work out what money you have available. There is no point in looking at businesses for sale that are beyond what you can afford. Calculate how much cash you have available and what other assets such as property you could borrow against.

 

When dealing with a business broker tell them how much you have to invest, then they will direct you to suitable businesses within your price range. The business broker will also know which businesses for sale are more suitable to finance, or if the current owner is prepared to finance some of the purchase price. If the broker knows what funds you have available, this will help them to help you.

 

With some types of business, it can be difficult to borrow money using just the business as security, due to the difficulty a bank may have in securing its loan. i.e. a retail store’s asset is the stock which it is constantly selling off. Therefore, the bank would not have any actual security. If you have a house or investment property, you may be able to use this as security for a mortgage to buy the business, thereby requiring very little actual cash.

Once again, buying a business through a broker will help you in this process. The business broker will explain the process to you and guide you through it.

The business broker will prepare the sale and purchase agreement for you. This is the document used for making an offer to purchase the business and needs to include special conditions to protect you throughout the process. Likewise, the owner of the business will want to know that the confidentiality of his business is protected through this process.

 

The agreement contains conditions that protect you, the purchaser and also the owner of the business. The document details information regarding the business along with the price you are offering and the special conditions relative to the offer. At this stage, you will also need to pay a deposit. If you are buying through a licenced Real Estate company such as Businesses4Sale the deposit is held in a trust account until the agreement becomes unconditional. If the conditions upon which you are prepared to buy the business are not met, then your deposit is refunded in full without any deductions. The trust account is audited and operated under very strict legal requirements.

 

Before signing the agreement, it may be advisable to have your lawyer review the agreement. When choosing a lawyer, it is important to use one familiar with the process of buying a business. Business brokers are not qualified to give legal advice, and likewise, lawyers are not experienced in selling businesses. Your lawyer will be looking after your interests just as the lawyer for the seller will be doing for their client, and the agreement must be workable for both parties. Ultimately the lawyer works for you, and you must have a say in everything that is done. Once you have signed the agreement, it is then presented to the business owner who will either accept it or make the necessary alterations before returning the agreement to you for your acceptance or further alteration. This is called negotiation and the agreement may go back and forth several times until both parties are in agreement. This is the work of the business broker who will liaise between both parties and often, through experience, bring solutions that can result in both parties reaching an agreement.

Gathering all the information you need to make an informed decision should start with the basics.

 

Price – is the business within your budget and can you fund the purchase?
Location – is the business suitable for you and is it in a good area for this type of business?
Lease – how long is the lease and are there rights of renewal (ROR)?
Rent – how much is the rent and other associated outgoings?
Staff – how many employees (full-time or part-time)?
Income – how much money will you earn? How long has the business been operating?

Confidentiality is paramount, and your business broker will arrange a time with the business owner for you to inspect the business.

 

A physical inspection of the business should come at a time when you have considered the financial information given to you, are satisfied with this and wish to proceed further. Remember, however, that the owner of a business will be very sensitive about your visit. On the one hand they will want to provide you with all the information you require, yet on the other hand, they will not want the staff to know why you are really there. Please respect this sensitivity and have the courtesy not to embarrass the owner.

We are often asked what the perfect business is. There is no perfect business as each business and industry has its own unique set of challenges for the owner. It is important to buy a business in an industry that you relate to and believe you can learn and be comfortable with. We have sold businesses where the owners have moved into an industry with no experience but they could relate well to that industry. Look to buy a business with an eye towards what you can do with it, how you can improve it and how you can use your ideas and enthusiasm to make it more profitable and productive.

 

A new owner can sometimes see potential in a business that the current owner can’t see simply because of the new owner’s skills. Whatever the type of business, make sure that it will be fun for you and you will enjoy what you do.

A professional business broker can provide you with many different business opportunities including some that you may never have considered. Frequently we have people buying businesses they had never considered buying until the business broker explained how this business could be suited to them. All our brokers have owned their own businesses, understand and relate to the process you as a buyer are going through and can provide you with helpful information on the business you are considering buying.
An experienced specialist business broker has industry knowledge that can assist you when considering buying a business and will normally have a selection of businesses for you to compare. Our brokers have prepared the necessary information, gathered financial documentation and compiled it in an information memorandum for you to review.

 

There is no cost to you in buying through a business broker; their fee is paid by the seller.

It is important to have a business broker who is knowledgeable in the industry you want to buy into. Our brokers specialise in business categories that they have experience in, thus giving you a business broker knowledgeable in that industry and experienced in the process of buying and selling a business.

Please use the search bar on the top right-hand side to find that special business you are looking for and Register with us for regular email updates. If you would like an Advanced Search click here. You can also contact a Businesses4Sale broker directly and enhance the probability of finding the right business for you.

When you make contact with our company, ask for the broker who specialises in the type of business you are seeking to buy. At any one time, Businesses4Sale has over 220 businesses for sale.

It is important to have a business broker who is knowledgeable in the industry you want to buy into. Our brokers specialise in business categories that they have experience in, thus giving you a business broker knowledgeable in that industry and experienced in the process of buying and selling a business.

Please use the search bar on the top right-hand side to find that special business you are looking for and Register with us for regular email updates. If you would like an Advanced Search click here. You can also contact a Businesses4Sale broker directly and enhance the probability of finding the right business for you.

When you make contact with our company, ask for the broker who specialises in the type of business you are seeking to buy. At any one time, Businesses4Sale has over 220 businesses for sale.

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