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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Food/Hospitality

Restaurant

Ref: 3272

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Popular Portuguese Restaurant

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 1,395,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Profit

R 36,428

This restaurant has excellent reviews with regards to the food, friendly staff, and vibe. A fully licensed restaurant that offers sit-down as well as delivery service. Sitting on the deck is perfect for those summer nights that offer beautiful sunset views in the evening. It has the potential to grow and it is the ideal business for the entrepreneur who is ready to take the restaurant to the next level. The selling price of R1 395 000 excludes stock of +/_R50 000.
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Retail

Retail

Ref: 3271

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Lucrative Solar Supplier & Installer

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 5,500,000

Annual Turnover

R 8,014,310

Monthly Profit

R 176,106

This well-established and mature company offering services and solar systems in the renewable energy space has a successful trade history and is based in the Garden Route, Western Cape, South Africa with a national footprint. As a country, South Africa has been viewed as one of the largest solar markets on the continent. The use of solar energy is the most readily accessible resource in South Africa. It lends itself to a number of potential uses and the countrys solar equipment industry is fast developing. Solar PV in South Africa is in the process of transitioning from the utility-scale market into the residential, commercial and industrial (RCI) market segments and this business has established itself as a reputable, reliable service provider in the Garden Route. The company specialises in supplying and installing: * Off-Grid Solar Power for Residential Properties * Hybrid Solar Systems for Home and Agricultural Installations with optional grid-support * Grid-Tied Residential Solar Systems (Small Scale Embedded Generation) * Grid-Tied Industrial Installations * Micro-Grid Systems for new or existing developments. Each installation is carefully thought out and individually designed to the customer’s needs. The buyer need not have any knowledge of the solar industry, nor does he or she need any technical experience or skill. The business is easy to manage with a small but competent team handling the sales and installations. The business has ample potential to grow in the emerging renewable energy market. The company has a unique selling point that will be discussed in detail with qualified buyers. This is a sustainable operation with an uncomplicated business model, that will offer you the opportunity to relocate to the Garden Route and enjoy a secure and quality lifestyle. The asking price excludes stock of ±R1.5m and VAT.
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Accommodation/Tourism

Lodge

Ref: 3270

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Beachfront Glamping Resort in Mozambique

International Opportunities

Asking Price

R 3,910,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

Enjoy a lifestyle business in scenic Mozambique! This lodge and bar are located in a popular water sports destination, and visitors can enjoy various activities including jet-skiing, water-skiing, parasailing, paddle skiing, canoeing and windsurfing and more. Situated on the beach of a lagoon with the dune behind the resort hiding the vast ocean of Mozambique. Deep-sea fishing trips and boat trips can be arranged. Accommodation is Glamping. Beautiful Luxury Safari tents are specifically designed to give you and your family a camping feeling but with style. This lodge has 4, 4 sleeper rustic “glamping” rents with private bathrooms and an open plan kitchen. It also has 2, 2 sleeper rustic chalets with en-suite bathrooms and an open plan kitchen. As well as an 8 sleeper family unit with an en-suite bathroom and open plan kitchen. All have braai facilities. There is also a large camping ground. This price includes buildings, tents, linen stock, furniture and fittings.
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Professional

Security

Ref: 3269

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Security Solutions Company in Ireland

International Opportunities

Asking Price

R 19,800,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

Thinking of immigrating to Ireland? Brilliant opportunity to acquire a family business with an excellent reputation. The business will give you a solid income to establish yourself in Ireland, generating income from day one. This company is a leading provider of a wide range of Security Services to companies throughout Ireland. The business specialises in the provision of uniformed and plainclothes security personnel for commercial and industrial sites, retail outlets, shopping centres, business parks and government departments in Ireland. The business also provides a detailed operational structure that will be fundamental in delivering a security service based on best practice. The operations centre, providing comprehensive backup, supports this service excellence and further enhances their proven capability to deliver a service solution to local and national customers. The expanding customer base has equally recognised the need for innovation and a joint approach to the traditional provision of security. Please enquire for more details.
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Beauty/Health

Beauty Salon

Ref: 3267

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Laser Clinic (Beauty) for Sale

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 440,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

Do you want to be your own boss? The opportunity now exists to acquire this three-year-old laser clinic, based in Centurion, Pretoria at the fraction of the cost of establishing a new business. This laser clinic, originally opened in 2014, specialising in Laser Hair Removal treatments using the Gold Standard in the industry – the Lightsheer. The business comes with a high-quality laser machine that complies with the Department of Healths requirements. Included in the sale are the client base, all furniture and equipment, website, Facebook page and Instagram page. Full training (at a cost) will be provided by the distributor of the laser machine. No somatology or beauty background required. It is a business with low overheads and it can generate above-average profits. The business can also be relocated to be operated as a work from home business. The landlord is happy to secure a long term lease. This is also a nice add-on service to an existing business already offering services in the beauty industry. As the business comes with an existing client base, it could easily be expanded to also include other beauty treatment offerings. The selling price excludes stock of ± R15,000.
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Food/Hospitality

Takeaway Food

Ref: 3265

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Quick Serve Restaurant Chain for Sale in Mauritius

International Opportunities

Asking Price

R 35,200,000

Annual Turnover

R 24,415,602

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

Are you thinking of immigrating to Mauritius? You can now become the new owner of the world’s largest quick-service restaurant (QSR) chain in Mauritius and one of its most recognized brands in the world. The global fast-food market in the QSR space is forecasted to grow by 5.16% in 2021. This business operation consists of several outlets based in prime positions. The franchise model offers simple operations, low overhead costs and extensive training and ongoing support. This franchise business is poised to become the largest food chain in Mauritius. This franchise business is optimally poised to become the largest food chain in Mauritius in 7 years (in terms of footprint). This fast-growing business added another 4 outlets to their operations during 2020, despite Covid. If you are looking to relocate your family to the beautiful Republic of Mauritius, this profitable business offers a sustainable income to ensure your family enjoy a quality lifestyle. The asking price excludes stock of ± R320,000, lease deposits (±R1.5m) and VAT.
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Automotive

Bike and Motorcycle

Ref: 3263

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Unique Motorcycle Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 725,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,960,000

Monthly Profit

R 32,667

This Motorcycle dealership in the Southern Overberg Region has been in operation for 22 years and is now for sale. This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to be hands-on in the business and also enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the area. The business is located in a busy street and offers a variety of services including new motorcycles, accessories, and maintenance. There is a large established customer base in the area. The price excludes stock and VAT.
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Retail

Homeware/Hardware

Ref: 3262

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Promising Pool Business for sale

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,650,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,688,000

Monthly Profit

R 38,283

This promising, owner-managed, pool business in a very popular and fast-growing area on the West Coast is for sale. The business also operates in the Boland and Swartland areas for more than 10 years. The business designs, constructs, refurbish, maintain and build custom-made swimming pools. This is one of the best-equipped retail swimming pool businesses in the area and has an excellent and established customer base. The fully equipped pool shop supply chemicals and all pool equipment direct to the public and pool builders. The price excludes stock of +-R100 000 and VAT.
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Accommodation/Tourism

Tours

Ref: 3260

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Award-winning Tour Operator Business

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 2,740,000

Annual Turnover

R 3,487,711

Monthly Profit

R 63,160

If you seek an incredible lifestyle business with excellent growth opportunities, sharing the areas you love or doing the things you most like to do – and getting paid to do it – then owning and operating a passenger transport and tour operating business could be just the business opportunity for you. This company was established in 1993 and is based in Gauteng, South Africa. The professional team is experienced and skilled at what they do. This company has won no less than two awards, recently and enjoys good ratings on sites such as Tripadvisor. The selling price includes 3 vehicles: Toyota Quantum 2.5 D-4D 14 Seat Toyota Quantum 2.5 D-4D 14 Seat Volkswagen T6 Kombi 2.0 Tdi DSG 103KW If you are customer-service orientated, have good management and planning skills, and you are looking to be your own boss and manage your own time within the lucrative tourism industry, then ask me about this business. On offer is 100% of the members interest in the CC.
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Food/Hospitality

Takeaway Food

Ref: 3258

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Established Pizza Outlet For Sale

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 586,250

Annual Turnover

R 1,044,010

Monthly Profit

R 23,680

This Pizza outlet has been servicing this vibrant and growing neighborhood for more than 14 years. Situated in a community-based retail cluster with ample parking, this establishment boasts a loyal and regular customer base. A small seating area is provided, but the bulk of the orders are for collection or delivery. This is a perfect opportunity for an energetic new owner to capitalize on this pandemic resistant and growing business.
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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.
  13. Electronic signatures: This agreement and related documents entered into in connection with this agreement are signed when a party’s signature is delivered by email or another electronic medium. These signatures will be treated in all respects as having the same force and effect as original signatures
  14. Please note: Proof of funds will be required before release of financials and start of the due diligence.

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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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