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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Retail

Office Supplies

Ref: 3226

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Printing and Courier Franchise

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 490,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

An Established [email protected] Business Centre in the East of Pretoria is for sale. This well-located printing and courier Franchise Retail business offers buyers an established client base, potential to grow, and ample support from the Franchisor. This business is well located in a popular strip mall in the East of Pretoria. The mall host various well-known restaurants, national brand retail stores, and anchor tenants. This business is priced to sell fast due to the owner relocating! The price includes stock and assets.
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Food/Hospitality

Takeaway Food

Ref: 3225

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Two Non-Franchise Fast Food Businesses

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 4,350,000

Annual Turnover

R 4,800,000

Monthly Profit

R 134,476

These two shops are about 300 meters apart in one of the most beautiful rural towns in the largest wine-producing region in the Western Cape. Situated in the shadow of the majestic Langeberg Mountains and surrounded by more than 50 wine farms. This town also forms part of the longest wine route in the world. These busy shops are easy to manage with a limited menu of mainly three products. Both shops are well located to serve two different markets. The owner decided to run two separate businesses because of the high volume of foot traffic. These businesses offer a sustainable income to the owner because of low overheads and the constant flow of customers. This price for both businesses excludes stock of +-R30 000 and VAT.
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Food/Hospitality

Restaurant

Ref: 3224

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Established Wimpy Franchise For Sale in Cape Town

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,350,000

Annual Turnover

R 4,273,316

Monthly Profit

R 32,051

• Profitable and well established Wimpy fast food franchise for sale in the Western Cape ,Cape Town • Complimented by well trained friendly staff and regular clientele • Situated in a well-known shopping mall in a prime location • Secure with ample underground parking available • The centre has a generator to ensure continued trade during load shedding • Servicing a high-density vast residential area • Contracted for delivery via Mr D and Uber eats • Kids play area to entertain the young ones all year round • Selling price is excluding VAT and stock of +/- R 30000.00
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Food/Hospitality

Restaurant

Ref: 3223

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Wimpy Franchise in For Sale in the Western Cape

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 3,290,000

Annual Turnover

R 4,599,523

Monthly Profit

R 57,155

This Wimpy restaurant is situated in a prime position with very little immediate competition.The mall is the primary shopping destination for the vast residential area and boasts a host of national retailers which ensures a constant flow of feet throughout the year. • Profitable and well established Wimpy fast food Franchise in the Western Cape ,Cape Town • Supported by one of the leading franchises in South Africa ensuring • Situated in a prime location within a busy shopping mall with lots of parking • Kids play area to entertain the young • Selling price is excluding VAT and stock of +/- R 30000.00
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Retail

Clothing/Accessories

Ref: 3220

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High-End Women's Boutique for Sale

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 3,345,000

Annual Turnover

R 6,418,011

Monthly Profit

R 85,000

High-end women’s clothing boutique based in an upmarket suburb of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa selling the latest international and local fashion in clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories. Established in 1980, this family-owned business has been owned by the seller since 2010. The business is located in a high-end fashion node. Key aspects of this business: * Normal retail operations * run by manager and * Sales representatives * operating 7 days a week Established business with years of experience behind the brand and a very loyal following. If you share a passion for business and fashion with a flair for attention to detail, high-quality standards, and professionalism, then this opportunity is for you! The new owner should be customer service orientated and focused with a strong lean towards going the extra mile for every customer - a natural leader to ensure their team is following the success recipe for reaching and maintaining excellence in all facets of running a high-end boutique. The selling price includes stock of ± R1,000,000 and excludes VAT.
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Retail

Clothing/Accessories

Ref: 3219

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Franchise Upmarket Ladies' Boutique

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 4,125,500

Annual Turnover

R 10,973,058

Monthly Profit

R 110,000

Rapidly growing, high-end, quality clothing retail franchise outlet now for sale in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Women of all ages support this store with an array and class of the international brands they stock. The store offers handbags, footwear and accessories while maintaining their essential artisan values and high-quality offerings. The business has a philosophy of beautiful styling, distinctive fabrics and tailor-made customer service resulting in a brand that has many a South African fashionista or celebrity drooling in anticipation for the next season’s ranges. Established in 1980 the business has been with the current owners since 2005. The store was relocated to its present location in 2018 where it is situated in a high-end fashion node. This is the ideal opportunity for a customer service orientated entrepreneur who is focused with a strong lean towards going the extra mile for every customer. With this franchise group, you will enjoy ongoing field support to make sure that you are in business for yourself, not by yourself! Asking price includes stock of ± R1,500,000 and excludes VAT.
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Services

Copy/Laminate

Ref: 3216

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Franchise Printing & Courier Services - East Rand

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 2,010,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,725,529

Monthly Profit

R 2,182

A well-established franchise Printing and Courier Service business is for sale which forms part of a very strong franchise group network. The business is 16 years in operation and is located in a popular shopping center, which has national brand name Retail stores, Family stores, and Banks, as anchor tenants. There is little competition in the area. The business is a going concern and the price including stock of +/- R 30,000 and excludes VAT.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Ref: 3214

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Linen & Decor Manufacturer

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,315,700

Annual Turnover

R 2,172,959

Monthly Profit

R 33,866

Well established and profitable linen & accessory business operating in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. The business has been operating for nearly 30x years and has built a good reputation supplying linen and related goods to various industries including hospitality, retail, and public sector entities. Fabrics are purchased from reputable mills and tried and tested by large industrial laundries, all products are manufactured to SABS standards. Their range of products includes bed linen, towels as well as various linen products used in conferencing and banqueting including table cloths, overlays, napkins, and display cloths. Materials are sourced from local suppliers and the business is exporting to selected African countries.
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Professional

Property/Real Estate

Ref: 3213

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Three Stylish Executive Luxury Suites

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 5,575,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

Three upmarket high end properties offered for sale! Located in the upmarket suburb of Northcliff, Johannesburg, Gauteng, these modern and stylish luxury executive suites comprises three apartments, all of which are fully furnished to cater for the top end of the market. Offering stunning 180° north-facing views, the executive apartments are perfectly designed with a fully equipped modern interior. Perched in a tranquil setting on Northcliff Hill, they are the perfect retreat for professionals looking to offset a busy lifestyle. The luxury suites are for anybody wanting the ideal executive lock up and go accommodation. The location is also very central and it is within easy reach of major business hubs. Apartment 1 - Classic Studio Apartment This a large studio unit, exuding warmth and ambiance with its earthy African tones and atmospheric lighting. Apartment 2 - Contemporary Studio Apartment This an airy studio unit, with a separate utility room. It has a modern, open feel with clean lines and lots of light. Apartment 3 - Deluxe 2 Bedroom Apartment This a spacious two-bedroom apartment offering the ultimate in comfort and luxury. Its expansive hallway ushers in natural light, amplifying the sense of space and airiness. Other features include: - 24-hour security - Under cover parking, automated garage door - Ample and secure visitor parking - Pool in communal barbecue area - Weekly servicing The furniture, fittings, appliances, crockery etc for all three apartments is valued at ± R728 000 and all is included in the sale. Why not invest in owning an asset instead of accommodating your executives in expensive hotels? This is the ideal opportunity for a corporate company looking to own upmarket, modern accommodation units in a prime area. Also a great opportunity if you are looking to invest in high end, modern property generating passive income through high earning tenants. This lock and up and go property is the ideal investment if you have a busy lifestyle!
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Food/Hospitality

Restaurant

Ref: 3212

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Famous Portuguese Restaurant

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,650,000

Annual Turnover

R 3,800,000

Monthly Profit

R 54,449

This well established and thriving fully licensed restaurant in one of the most vibrant areas in Cape Town is waiting for a new owner. The position of this restaurant is ideal to attract the increased number of visitors from the Cape Town Stadium. The owners believe in serving the best traditional Portuguese food in this very popular meeting place. All meals are prepared in order to offer the best quality product to every customer. This business offers a lot of growth potential with new developments in the area. The monthly cash flow is for three months after lockdown. The price excludes stock of +-R30 000 and VAT.
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Confidentiality Agreement

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.
  6. I accept that all information was presented to me/us in good faith and that I cannot hold Businesses4Sale South Africa or its agents liable for any inadvertent deviations or inaccuracies.
  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.
  10. If I decide not to proceed with the investment, I agree to immediately return to Businesses4Sale South Africa all written information supplied and retain no copies.
  11. I agree that, in the event of a breach of trust in the above, the Seller can take whatever action they deem necessary to recover any cost of damage caused by such breach.
  12. By my signature hereto, I attest that all the above information is true and corect.

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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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