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

Homeware/Hardware

Ref: 3255

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Profitable Laundromat and Hardware Shop

KwaZulu - Natal (KZN)

Asking Price

R 640,000

Annual Turnover

R 969,018

Monthly Profit

R 45,058

Two businesses for the price of one! * Laundromat * Hardware & building supplies store These profitable and well-run hardware and building supplies store and laundromat businesses are priced for a quick sale. This owner-run business with loyal clients has been resilient throughout the Covid lockdown. It is well-known in the area, and as an add-on to the hardware shop, the owner makes number plates. This is a unique opportunity to acquire two businesses in sought after industries. The asking price includes assets to the value of R231 000 and inventory to the value of+/- R64 000.
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Retail

Retail

Ref: 3243

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Amazing Antiques Collectibles Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 2,450,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,880,000

Monthly Profit

R 14,500

This is a well-known business in a favorite coastal town in the Overberg. The business was established 8 years ago and expand into a landmark attraction in the area. The business sells various collectibles, antiques, art, and high-end second-hand goods which include furniture, silver, gold, art, porcelain, carpets, crystal, and glassware. The business is well presented online which contributes a major portion of the turnover. Stock is valued at R2,7m and is included in the price. The price excludes VAT.
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Retail

Office Supplies

Ref: 3226

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Printing and Courier Franchise

Gauteng (GP)

Asking Price

R 390,000

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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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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Retail

Retail

Ref: 3202

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Successful Wholesale & Retail Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 7,950,000

Annual Turnover

R 16,794,966

Monthly Profit

R 205,704

This profitable company is offering diversified packaging solutions to its customers. Stock management, branding and labeling arrangements, distribution, and a one-stop account at affordable pricing are what make customers come back for more every time. The business is based in the Western Cape. The modern and spacious facility from which it operates contributes to a pleasant work environment. This company has shown exceptional year-on-year growth of more than 15% p.a. If you are looking for a recession and Covid-proof business, then look no further. This is an opportunity to own a sustainable, reputable business offering an excellent return on investment. On offer is 100% shares in this company. Full financial records available, and all figures can be verified. The asking price includes stock of at least R1,800,000.
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Retail

Office Supplies

Ref: 3169

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Home Based Stationary and Cartridge Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 780,000

Annual Turnover

R 720,000

Monthly Profit

R 28,000

This outstanding home-based business in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town is well known in the area for the best prices and quality products. The business supply both home and office customers with the most affordable ink and toner consumables as well as other stationery products. All cartridge products are original compatibles imported from a factory overseas. The mission of the owners is to deliver a flawless buying experience to all customers. This is an easy business to relocate and to manage from home. The business operates for more than 20 years and has built an established customer base. The price excludes stock of +-R 15 000 and VAT.
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Retail

Retail

Ref: 3139

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Gift/Clothing Store and Restaurant

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 10,800,000

Annual Turnover

R 6,792,113

Monthly Profit

R 68,690

Landmark business and commercial property for sale! Extensive product range retailer - gifts, clothing, decor, leather, shoes, swimwear, kiddies range, etc.- including restaurant, liquor license (on-site consumption). The property included in the sale. Prime location commercial property with a residential component. Views, ample parking, and a semi-detached luxury owners residence. Second smaller retail store/branch in neighboring coastal town 95km away. There are ample options and opportunities available for both investors and passionate retailers/restaurateurs. The asking price excludes VAT and stock of ± R2,500,000.
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Retail

Retail

Ref: 850

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Opportunity in the Golfing Industry

South Africa

Asking Price

R 8,920,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

Are you a golfer or a golf enthusiast? An exciting reseller license opportunity exists for the introduction of high quality golf equipment to the South African market incorporating a range of unique, revolutionary, and industry-changing products. The products have been designed and produced to a stage where it is are ready to be marketed. A South African entrepreneur now has the opportunity to acquire license rights to the South African market. This new generation golf equipment has been fully tested and certified conforming to the rules of golf by the golf governing bodies. The products have been validated by some of the worlds top professionals - details will be disclosed to interested parties after signing a confidentiality agreement. Do you want to be part of this unique license opportunity to supply and distribute this unique, niche product that will have a significant disruptive effect on the traditional equipment market to the golf industry? There are 4 license options available: - R8,920,000 for the full South African rights, or - R5m for the Southern Region, or - R3.9m for the Central Region or - R5m for the Northern Region. The asking price includes stock to the value of the license asking and it excludes VAT.
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Retail

Retail

Ref: 834

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Established IT Company

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 500,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,739,228

Monthly Profit

R 31,578

• Established in 2008 and situated in the Northern Cape • Knowledgeable staff • Offer Support for all Computer, IT and Network needs • Serving the local community as well as neighbouring towns all the way to Upington • Services offered: o computer hardware, software, computer repairs and upgrades o software installations o network installations • Partners with major suppliers so can offer competitive pricing • Target market is home users, businesses and farmers in the area • Selling price of R500k excludes VAT and stock valued at +/- R 140 000
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Retail

Entertainment/Tech

Ref: 764

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Bookshop

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,100,000

Annual Turnover

R 985,340

Monthly Profit

R 30,000

Imagine yourself as the new owner of a bookshop that featured in the New York Times and Lonely Planet Guide as a must-see in this area. Set in a beautiful seaside town in Overberg, Western Cape, this bookshop has become internationally recognised as a source of out-of-print books. This bookshop carrying selected collectable books and a comprehensive range of Africana. The moment you step inside you escape to another world. The shelves are bursting at the seams with a combination of coffee-table books, biographies and many more. A real landmark in this beautiful seaside town. The price for this business excluding stock of +-R 600 000 and excluding VAT.
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Retail

Food/Beverage

Ref: 608

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Favourite Fish & Chips Fast Food Business

Western Cape (WC - Garden Route)

Asking Price

R 3,350,000

Annual Turnover

R 4,290,030

Monthly Profit

R 71,271

Highly profitable and well-established business favoured by patrons all over the Garden Route! This is your opportunity to own a fast-food business with no royalties payable - put your own signature on this privately owned brand. This business has been operational for more than 20 years and is based in the Garden Route. It enjoys the support of locals and tourists alike. The business benefits from return customers. This operation is situated in a prime position with easy access and ample parking. Quite simply, they serve the freshest seafood in town. The freshly prepared favourites off their menu are what makes this a destination fish & chips take away business. There are lots of opportunities to improve and grow this business. This is a business offering a sustainable income which is not seasonal or tourism linked. It is a simple, no-nonsense business with reliable suppliers and good systems in place. The business comes with a reliable, well-trained and small staff compliment. The operation is owner run and managed. For this business to continue on the same level of success, it should be managed by a hands-on owner and ideally a couple or a family. If you are a customer service orientated entrepreneur with a passion for the food and hospitality industry, then this a very good opportunity to acquire a business that can offer a sustainable income. Offering a 31% ROI, this is an excellent investment! The asking price excludes stock at the cost of R40,000 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.
  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
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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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