Businesses for Sale in South Africa

Connecting business buyers to sellers is our business, and the Businesses4Sale experience is tailored to cater to everyone interested in buying a business. Whether you are a first-time buyer, looking to enter the market; a franchisor, searching for franchisees; or seasoned buyer looking to expand, our experienced team at Businesses4Sale will support you throughout the whole process. Businesses4Sale offers our clients professionalism, experience, expertise, and knowledge in the process of buying a business.

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Automotive

Automotive

Ref: 3112

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Well Established Supplier of Automotive Lubricants

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,115,000

Annual Turnover

R 2,023,187

Monthly Profit

R 13,450

The business 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 business has grown and remained consistent over the 10 year period despite having never done any marketing activities what so ever. 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, there is scope for growth by adding a point of sale at the warehouse for walk-in buyers. The owner has negotiated various advantages benefits with its various suppliers which will all be passed on to the new owner. The business is set up to run without the owner. The business has been systematized and streamlined to currently run without the owner, and with just 1 staff member in place and zero spend on advertising. Thus there is massive potential for a hands-on owner and a few basic marketing activities to very quickly growing sales and profitability. Price includes R100,000 working capital in the business bank account and excludes VAT.
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Real Estate

Commercial property

Ref: 3093

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Rental Income Property for Sale in Knysna CBD

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 5,600,000

Annual Turnover

R 682,800

Monthly Profit

R 49,400

Invest in the CBD of the most beautiful town in South Africa! With interest rates currently at its lowest in 40 years, NOW is the time to invest in a commercial property offering passive income at 10% return on investment per year! This retail commercial building is located in Knysna in the Garden Route. The property consists of seven retail shops, with their own electricity meters, toilets, and basins. The property is for sale with all shops are fully let (some are longstanding tenants). The total enclosed lettable area is ±650m². As one of Knysnas older properties, the original architectural appearance has been maintained to keep historical appeal but was totally restored.. The property is situated in a popular trading area in the CBD with great exposure and within walking distance from one a popular shopping centre. The property has ample on-street parking. Why invest your money at 5% in the bank if you can enjoy a 10% return on investment in a growing fixed asset? The asking price excludes VAT.
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Automotive

Fuel Station

Ref: 3092

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Profitable Established Petrol Station / Garage

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 11,150,000

Annual Turnover

R 10,798,868

Monthly Profit

R 452,035

Set in the heart of a vibrant growing community. This well established and profitable petrol station has a lot to offer their regular customers. While enjoying healthy profit margins from the various sources of income the establishment provides the owner with a successful and rewarding lifestyle. The business is supported by a well-trained staff compliment with a strong management team. This vibrant establishment includes a well-stocked convenience store and bakery franchise offering their customers freshly prepared food and essentials 24hrs a day. National advertising campaigns contribute to attracting more feet through the door more often. A busy car wash provides a comprehensive offering including sanitizing vehicles, leather treatments, and various other options. A loyalty card program ensures regular recurring clients. Gas is also stocked and supplied. The site is adjacent to a national supermarket retailer and bottle store which contributes to a healthy passing trade. The site has fuel sales of +- 350 000 liters per month which contribute to a healthy average monthly return. Asking price excludes VAT and franchise joining fee
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Services

Cleaning

Ref: 3091

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Dry Cleaning & Tailoring Franchise

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 586,250

Annual Turnover

R 116,033

Monthly Profit

R 9,669

Investment opportunity in well established Dry Cleaning Franchise outlet. The business offers a range of services including but not limited to dry cleaning, laundering, tailoring & shoe repair. The store is situated in a very popular shopping center in Pretoria East. They have been operating for nearly 7 years and are well known. The business is part of a franchise and benefits from established systems & processes as well as the support of the franchise. The brand is well known and they have outlets across the country. The business offers the opportunity to join an established franchise with a proven concept that has been operating in the SA market for multiple decades. The location and shopping center are highly sought after.
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Retail

Retail

Ref: 3090

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Highly Lucrative Timber Supplier

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 13,380,000

Annual Turnover

R 15,933,789

Monthly Profit

R 386,748

Founded more than 20 years ago and based in the Garden Route, this very successful wholesale business supplies a wide range of timber products and material, catering to the needs of experienced cabinet makers, to the DIY lovers looking to improve their homes. The company has over the years successfully kept up to date with all the modern trends and techniques in the industry. The company specializes, and pride themselves in honest and friendly service from knowledgeable staff and a commitment that is unmatched by competitors. This is the ideal opportunity for a technically minded or computer savvy entrepreneur with a background in the timber industry. The seller will stay on for 3 months to ensure the purchaser is properly trained and to ensure a smooth transition. Selling 100% of the members interest in the CC, which has a net asset value of more than R6m (including stock of ± R2m). Offering a 35% return on investment this business offers sustainable above average profits while you can enjoy a quality lifestyle in the beautiful Garden Route. This opportunity won’t be available for long – enquire now!
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Food/Hospitality

Restaurant

Ref: 3087

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Profitable and Established Taverna Group consisting of 3 businesses For Sale

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 7,247,500

Annual Turnover

R 19,410,741

Monthly Profit

R 312,765

This family owned restaurant first opened its doors in the 80’s. The current owner, who is the original owner’s son, decided to open his first branch situated on the Atlantic seaboard. Due to its popularity and profitability another branch was opened a short while later and this was followed by another one situated in the Southern Suburbs. Each branch has its own unique atmosphere. Located in central positions ensures continuous passing traffic and feet through the door. Offering a wide variety of speciality Mediterranean dishes made from the freshest ingredients as well as the warm and inviting ambience, have made these restaurants a firm favourite with locals as well as visitors from far and wide. Meals can be finished off with the most mouth watering desserts that are available from the menu, The success of these restaurants can be attributed to the owners widespread experience and thorough knowledge of the food industry. These restaurants also cater for special occasions as well as corporate functions and can cater for large bookings. For those that do not feel like cooking they have a vast menu of take away foods on offer. Bookings can be done online. These restaurants strive for effiecient, friendly, caring and exceptional service. They value the closeness of family and this is what these restaurants have become to their customers. Customers’ leave these restaurants with a full belly and are highly satisfied with their dining experience. The new owner will be walking into streamlined and efficiently run businesses, ensuring profit from day one. This business offers an excellent return on investment while also providing a sublime lifestyle for the right operator .
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Food/Hospitality

Supermarket

Ref: 3085

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Well Known Supermarket

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 8,450,000

Annual Turnover

R 43,000,000

Monthly Profit

R 98,250

This profitable franchised supermarket and liquor store in a coastal town on the West Coast has been established for over 12 years. The store mostly caters to the local community and is also a popular holiday destination. A buyer will be buying into a branded franchise with an international reputation. Expert training is also available from a team of professionals within the group. This is a good solid business growing year on year with an excellent future. An opportunity not just for experienced operators but also for those wanting to enter the retail industry with an established brand and track record. Opportunities like this are very rare because it gives a buyer the opportunity to be the owner of special business and also to live in a beautiful low crime environment. The price excludes stock and VAT.
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Food/Hospitality

Convenience Store

Ref: 3084

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Unique Convenience Store

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 3,119,625

Annual Turnover

R 8,644,821

Monthly Profit

R 87,197

This is a rather unique convenience store/small grocer in a trendy, up-market area of Cape Town, Surrounded by restaurants, Pubs and Tourist Establishments. Off Consumption Liquor License For Wine. Established Business with Loyal Customer Base. Brilliant location with the captive market and no opportunity for new competitors to establish in the area. The business was established +25 years ago. Has only changed hands once - to the current seller. Upgrades and renovations recently completed. Facing an extremely busy main road. Located among other businesses in a high density residential and tourist area. There are national retailers in the bigger area. Growth opportunities include an expansion of takeaway offering; fresh bakes, coffee offering, and seating area increase presence on on-line delivery platforms, courier drop-off/collection point, MyCity sales, enclose stoep area, and incorporate into trade area, amongst others. Asking price excludes stock of ±R550,000 and VAT.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 3083

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Vibrant Engineering Enterprise

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 4,500,984

Annual Turnover

R 6,464,665

Monthly Profit

R 112,247

This is an energetic and vibrant engineering enterprise that is primarily a machine manufacturing and maintenance provider, specializing in maintenance programs as well as offering specialized engineering services in machine repairs, precision engineering, machines, and equipment sales and commissioning. One of its main strengths lies in semi-automated and automated packaging machinery and being skilled and equipped to service the food and allied industries. The business was established in November 2011 starting operations with little seed capital operating from a small 60m2 factory. The company was officially registered by January 2012 and currently operates out of a ±400 sq meter factory located in Cape Town. The price excludes VAT
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Professional

Property/Real Estate

Ref: 3081

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Industrial Property - Passive Income Business

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 5,900,000

Annual Turnover

R 537,241

Monthly Profit

R 59,904

This industrial property is now available, in the Garden Route. The seller is looking to sell his interest in the Closed Corporation. The Closed Corporation owns two buildings: two sectional title units and a second building with 4 units and an upstairs storage area. There are two factories available of 240sqm each, both rented out. All 4 factory units (full title, total 900m²) in the second building is fully let. The opportunity is offering a great Return on Investment above 8% p.a.
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In consideration of Businesses4Sale South Africa entering discussions relating to the possible acquisition of an interest in a business on my behalf, I hereby agree as follows:
  1. Not disclosing any information, including that the business is for sale and to treat as totally confidential the identity of each business quoted to me and any details as to its operation or financial accounts.
  2. Taking all reasonable precautions to protect the confidentiality of information made available to me in the course of any negotiation and eventual transaction.
  3. That all information is received for no other purpose than the evaluation of the investment potential of the business.
  4. Not to disclose the identity or any details of the operation or financial accounts to any third party (except my accountant or legal advisor who shall agree to respect this requirement for confidentiality) unless expressly authorised in writing by the Seller or his broker.
  5. Not to approach any Seller of any business introduced to me by Businesses4Sale South Africa or its staff, customers or suppliers without prior arrangement with the Seller or his broker and to refer all queries through the relevant Businesses4Sale South Africa representative/broker.
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  7. I accept that I am responsible for verifying facts and figures to satisfy myself, as to the accuracy of information during any due diligence I/we may choose to carry out.
  8. For the purpose of this agreement the “Confidential Information” means any idea, concept, data, document, drawing, schematic, business, technical, financial, operational, administrative, marketing, economic and other information and material of a proprietary nature, about or concerning or relating to the business whether in oral form or in eye, machine or electronic readable form and includes information and material contained in any memorandum, report and/or other document prepared for either party hereto by an third party.
  9. In the event that a suitable business opportunity is found in using the services of a Businesses4Sale South Africa and in the subsequent event that I should wish to present an offer to purchase such business, then prior to the commencement of the “Offer to Purchase” process, and should I be called to do so, I agree to willingly submit a consumer credit report.
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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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