Businesses for Sale in South Africa

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Automotive

Accessories/Parts

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Tyre Fitment Centre

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 2,300,000

Annual Turnover

R 5,675,000

Monthly Profit

R 62,000

This well-established non-franchise fitment centre in the Overberg region offers an efficient service to many local customers and tourists from all over the country. The modern equipment and well-trained staff make this an attractive opportunity for a new owner to grow the business on a highly visible site. The business is operated by the owner and 4 full-time staff members. The team is very well known in the area for their professionalism and consistently high-quality service at a competitive price. The growth and sales during Covid and lockdown make this a low-risk investment for the right buyer. This is a rare opportunity as fitment centers of quality rarely come on the open market for sale. The price excludes stock of +-R 330 000 and VAT.
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Food/Hospitality

Cafe/Coffee Shop

Ref: 3368

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Quaint Coffee Shop and Deli

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 770,000

Annual Turnover

R 2,269,000

Monthly Profit

R 31,917

This well-known coffee shop with excellent visibility is situated in the middle of a trendy area in a suburb of Cape Town. This business is well located within walking distance to parking and other shops and restaurants. Customers can enjoy al fresco dining on the sidewalks or enjoy the kitchen feel of being inside. The exciting menu, great products, and excellent service attract customers from all around to share in the vibe. In a Post-Covid era, this business will provide you with a great opportunity to adapt to the modern world of hospitality. The popularity of this business is not going anywhere. Even with the success of this business, there is plenty of opportunities for growth. The well-trained staff add value to the business and will stay on with a new owner. The price excludes VAT and stock.
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Accommodation/Tourism

Guest House/B&B

Ref: 3363

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Award-winning Guest House & Conference Centre

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 25,800,000

Annual Turnover

R 4,823,427

Monthly Profit

R 210,332

Award-winning guest house & conference center, including property! Excellent opportunity to own a profitable and established conference center with accommodation facilities in the Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa. This is an ideal opportunity for investors or corporate portfolio companies looking to invest in prime property. The business has been established for 31 years. The venue is ideally located a mere 50-minute drive from Cape Town and the Cape Town International airport. The business caters for corporate and government conferences and traveling groups. The venue is a popular choice for wedding guest accommodation, corporate functions, events, and dinner parties. The facilities offer: * 4-star rating and accommodation * 33 en-suite rooms with lovely sun terrace and luxury rooms opening up to the pool * 3 conference and function venues that can accommodate up to 200 delegates in total * 4,000m² property (4 title deeds) * 1,935m² building floor size If you ever wanted to invest in a small boutique hotel and conference venue property and business, this one definitely deserves your consideration. As a bonus, this business offers you the opportunity to enjoy a safe & secure quality lifestyle in the beautiful Winelands of the Western Cape. Contact us today for more details.
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Import/Export/Wholesale

Wholesale

Ref: 3357

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Importer & Distributor - Pipe Systems

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 3,900,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,966,708

Monthly Profit

R 118,833

This Covid resilient wholesale import and export business can be relocated and operated from anywhere in South Africa! Established more than 10 years, this very successful and profitable business is currently based in the Western Cape, South Africa, and imports and distributes polymer piping systems to the South African and African markets. With a network of local merchants, the company can supply any project within South Africa and Africa, big or small. This network also enables it to reach beyond the South African borders. This well-established and reputable company imports and exports PPR Pipe Systems, Fittings & Heat Pumps for residential and commercial use to replace traditional copper piping. The seller has the exclusive rights to import and distribute this specific brand of PPR pipes and fittings to South Africa and the African market. Their client base includes retail companies with a national footprint, plumbing suppliers, developers of hospitals, schools, hostels, and farming operations, to name a few. Previous supply history includes three malls, a seven-star hotel in Abu Dhabi, and a hospital in Malawi. Projects are lined up to supply as far as Zambia, Mozambique, and Namibia. Good systems and controls are in place with a small staff complement. The uncomplicated business model makes it very easy to manage. If you are a service-orientated entrepreneur, with good sales and marketing skills, you can take this business to the next level. The business has huge potential for growth through more focused exposure to the market. No technical expertise is required to run this business. The asking price excludes VAT and stock value of ±R4mil. For more details on this extremely exciting opportunity, contact us now!
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Industrial Manufacturing

Building and Construction

Ref: 3351

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Established Paint Accessories Manufacturer

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 8,250,000

Annual Turnover

R 5,237,000

Monthly Profit

R 144,466

The well-established manufacturing business is situated in the most beautiful part of South Africa in Western Cape. More than 90% of their products are locally manufactured and with innovative technology offer commercial-grade quality products to the market. Their vision is to provide the industry with a cost-effective product without compromising on quality. Products include brush wear, safety wear, sealant, and silicones. Most of the products are manufactured in-house with locally sourced materials to support the local economy and job market. The price includes high-tech equipment to the value of R 6m but excludes VAT and stock.
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Beauty/Health

Beauty Salon

Ref: 3350

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Established Nail and Body Studio

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 630,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,100,000

Monthly Profit

R 26,100

This well-established business is located in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town in a very busy shopping center next to the entrance to a famous supermarket. This studio has been in operation for over 5 years and is part of a very reputable franchise. They offer a variety of treatments including facials, pedicures, nail enhancements, and massage treatments. All equipment is hi-tech and top of the range and only the best products are on offer. Training is provided to the new owner. The price excludes stock of +-R 80 000 and a joining fee of R 80 000. VAT is also excluded.
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Retail

Retail

Ref: 3349

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Sewing, Quilting and Crafting Retailer

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,100,000

Annual Turnover

R 3,100,000

Monthly Profit

R 29,000

This 30 year established sewing retailer in an affluent Winelands town in Western Cape is for sale. The shop is well organized and aesthetically pleasing with an excellent venue that includes several sewing machines for a creative community with a shared passion for sewing, quilting, and embroidering. The owners have built a reputation of excellent service and quality which has helped to retain a loyal customer base. This exclusive dealer for the top brand in the industry offers diversified products and on-site repairs of sewing machines. The owner is ready for retirement but will stay on to help a new owner as long as needed. The price excludes stock and demo machines of +-R1,4m and VAT.
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Retail

Homeware/Hardware

Ref: 3341

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Profitable Removal and Delivery Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 3,290,000

Annual Turnover

R 2,600,000

Monthly Profit

R 81,249

Be your own boss in these challenging times with this fantastic opportunity in a small town in the heart of the Cape Winelands! This is a low expense business with high-profit margins. This business is a supplier of all types of building and plastering sand and building aggregates. They also do rubble removal and clean up. The business has grown consistently over the years and can still expand. This is a proven performer through any economic climate. Assets include well-maintained vehicles of varying sizes to allow for jobs of any volume as well as digging equipment and front end loaders. The total value of the assets is +-R 1m. The price excludes VAT.
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Food/Hospitality

Catering

Ref: 3334

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Popular Mobile Function/Catering Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 2,510,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,388,610

Monthly Profit

R 63,645

Recession and Covid Proof Business! This is a very successful and profitable mobile catering company specializing in spitbraais and catering for functions. The business is currently based in the Garden Route and the demand for their services is so popular that they serve the entire Western Cape and surrounding areas. The business could be relocated anywhere. The company has built an outstanding reputation and as a result, they are popular for their high-quality food and excellent service in a time where catering for small groups is high in demand. They are equipped to cater to up to 1000 people! They cater at absolutely any venue, be it at home, work, or any indoor or outdoor venue. Whether it is a birthday party, wedding, private or corporate event, they can cater to all dietary requirements. Included in the offer are all equipment & vehicles used in the business, including a good pipeline of future bookings where deposits have already been paid. The asking price excludes VAT.
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Food/Hospitality

Restaurant

Ref: 3312

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Unique Restaurant in Cape Winelands

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,400,000

Annual Turnover

R 5,129,000

Monthly Profit

R 51,000

This well-located franchise restaurant in Cape Winelands offers the best food and a unique dining experience from a menu packed full of delicious dishes to satisfy a wide range of tastes. The restaurant offers great food at very competitive prices. This licensed restaurant has built up an excellent reputation over the 9 years and has a strong local repeat trade as well as a high level of walk-in customers. The takeaway service is very popular and the premises are on a very busy main road. The restaurant offers a wide and varied fresh menu including soup, noodles, and sushi. The price excludes stock and VAT
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Accommodation/Tourism

Guest House/B&B

Ref: 3310

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Charming Luxury Guest House

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 7,200,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

This charming 100-year-old classified 9 bedroom Cape Dutch style lodge in the heart of the Cape Winelands has been renovated to perfection. The town is just 70 kilometers from Cape Town International Airport and in easy reach of various tourist attractions. This authentic B&B features a 3 300 square meters landscaped garden with several fruit trees, a swimming pool, breakfast terrace, and a braai area. The property is within walking distance from the town center and wine estates. There is also a construction plan for expanding the guesthouse with 2 extra rooms. This is an excellent opportunity for investors. The asking price excludes VAT.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Ref: 3307

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Professional Interior Decorators

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,550,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,400,000

Monthly Profit

R 38,000

This very successful interior design and manufacturing business is ideally situated in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town for 42 years. The business services both the home and leisure industries with custom-made furniture, curtains, blinds, and other fabrics. The specialist services include guest houses, retirement homes, holiday resorts, and new housing developments. The price includes machines and equipment of more than R 700 000 and excludes VAT.
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Real Estate

Commercial property

Ref: 3302

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Established Motor Spares and Vehicle Service Centre Including Property

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 6,450,000

Annual Turnover

R 4,300,000

Monthly Profit

R 75,422

This profitable business with property in the Swartland Area, Western Cape, has been in operation for 29 years with the current owner. The well-established business has a long-standing client base. The business caters to a range of needs to offer only the best service to all customers. The fully equipped service center is very popular in this town and with the local farming community. They also offer a wide range of spares, accessories, and tools. The market value of the property is R 3 300 000 and is included in the asking price. The price excludes the stock of +-R 800 000 and VAT.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Building and Construction

Ref: 3295

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Paving Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,248,800

Annual Turnover

R 3,484,943

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

Established and reputable paving business located in Cape Town. This owner-run business has been operating for many years and prides themselves on their quality of work. They work across multiple industries including residential, commercial & industrial. The business offers a range of paving solutions including driveways, patios, pool areas, outdoor parks, sidewalks, and shopping malls. Only high-quality building materials are sought and used to ensure lasting quality and customer satisfaction. The business has teams of skilled and experienced artisans who ensure that all building work is completed to specified standards.
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Automotive

Mechanical Repair

Ref: 3293

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Workshop for Sale in Cape Town - negotiable

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 836,250

Annual Turnover

R 2,409,495

Monthly Profit

R 35,057

This profitable business has been in operation for more than 14years. The busy establishment offers servicing and maintenance to all petrol and diesel vehicles in the well fitted workshop. The services include major servicing as well as auto electric and suspension repairs. Currently only operating Monday to Friday with the opportunity to extend hours and increase profitability. The business is management run with very little owner involvement.
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Food/Hospitality

Retailer

Ref: 3291

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Speciality Bakers Shop

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,300,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,739,495

Monthly Profit

R 35,000

This well-established business offers a wide variety of services to the public and trade alike. The store supplies a vast selection of baking ingredients and accessories. products include edible prints and cake toppers as well as sugar art. Baking utensils and cake molds are popular products that are supplied. The hiring of cake tins and stands is available. Finished novelty cakes are supplied for all functions and are prepared on-site. The options include cakes, cupcakes, and specialty baking to cater to customers needs. Regular workshops are hosted to pass on the knowledge and are a fun element to interact with the client base. This is an easy to run business offering a niche offering with very little local competition.
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Retail

Clothing/Accessories

Ref: 3287

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Kids Clothing Retail Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 290,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

This retail outlet, based in Worcester, Western Cape caters to moms with different needs and tastes and offers a wide range of baby and toddler products to suit different budgets and requirements. The store stocks the latest ranges across all departments namely maternity, childrenswear, essentials, travel systems, décor, toys, and gifts. The business prides itself on providing access to parents to quality, on-trend, and internationally acclaimed products for themselves and their babies. The owner has other business interests keeping him too busy to give this store the desired attention which is why it is now offered for sale. The business is not close to performing at its potential which is why it is offered at a give-away price. If you are looking for a business that will allow you to spend enough time with your kids, while earning a decent income owning your own enterprise, this is an opportunity not to be missed! This is the ideal opportunity if you are looking to supplement your existing income. through a business that would not need your attention 24/7. The asking price was calculated taking the asset value into account and excludes stock of ±R50,000 and VAT.
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Food/Hospitality

Supermarket

Ref: 3281

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Supermarket and Liquor Store

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 10,200,000

Annual Turnover

R 61,000,000

Monthly Profit

R 120,000

This franchise supermarket and liquor store are in a quaint small town 150 kilometers north of Cape Town. The store has recently been revamped and boasts of the new modern look of the franchise. This new look contributes to an increase in monthly turnovers and offers a buyer the opportunity to be the owner of a growing established business at a reduced price. The turnover increase for 2021 average 8.5%. The business is an opportunity for a buyer who wants to enjoy the tranquility of a rural town as well as the benefits that this growing business offers. The price excludes stock of +-R 2 500 000 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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Fully Equipped Pool Shop

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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Services

Pool/Water

Ref: 3259

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Pool Service Business For Sale in Cape Town

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,650,000

Annual Turnover

R 2,364,254

Monthly Profit

R 48,071

This is a family-owned business that has been servicing and maintaining pools for the last 25 years. The business is complimented with a well trained team that ensures customer retention and referrals. The business is constantly securing more contacts and increasing their customer base. Services offered include: Repairs Maintenance Pool cleaning Heating Systems Water-saving options Installation of new swimming pools Refurbishing of existing pools including relining Their long-standing skilled team is able to assist and offer advice.
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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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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Ref: 3249

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Profitable Blind Manufacturing and Cleaning Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 995,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,750,000

Monthly Profit

R 44,000

This is an opportunity to acquire an outstanding established business to manufacture, install, repair and clean blinds. The business in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town is operating for 15 years as a family business with a great customer base. The main focus is to manufacture, clean, install and repair products like new blinds, shutters, awnings, and window tinting. The owner built up this high-quality business with a good reputation and passionate team to provide a unique customer experience. The price includes equipment and vehicles of R 750 000 but excludes VAT.
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Retail

Retail

Ref: 3243

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Antiques and Collectables Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,650,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,880,000

Monthly Profit

R 14,500

This is a well-known business in a popular 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 R1.3m and is included in the price. The price excludes VAT.
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Food/Hospitality

Restaurant

Ref: 3233

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Take Away Franchise Restaurant

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 2,230,000

Annual Turnover

R 4,950,879

Monthly Profit

R 55,094

This well known take away franchise restaurant in Worcester is for sale. The restaurant has been operating for well over 10 years and is popular among local diners. The restaurant is part of an iconic South African brand, one of the dominating brands in this particular category. The quick-service restaurant category has shown much resilience in times of economic difficulty as diners opt for more affordable eating out experiences. The take away market has grown significantly as a result of consumers seeking value for money. The restaurant is well-positioned in the mall with very good foot traffic and high visibility. The asking price excludes VAT and stock.
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Franchise

Franchise

Ref: 3232

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Profitable Business Support Centre Franchise

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,115,000

Annual Turnover

R 2,271,406

Monthly Profit

R 44,664

This profitable one-stop businesses support centre is situated in a popular upmarket shopping mall in a prestigious area in Cape Town. They offer office support to business owners and individuals in the form of email services, printing, photocopying, laminating, and binding as well as local and international courier services. • Franchise Opportunity • Located in a busy shopping mall • Established client base • Excellent Investment opportunity • Various services on offer including postal and courier services, printing & copying, Internet stations • Mailbox rentals • Consumables & peripherals available i.e. paper, packaging materials, stationery
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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 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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Beauty/Health

Dental

Ref: 3218

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Dental Practice for Sale in Cape Town

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 8,365,000

Annual Turnover

R 10,979,423

Monthly Profit

R 204,116

This very profitable dental practice has come on the market offering a turnkey operation to the discerning professional or organization that would want to reap the benefits of owning this prestigious operation. There are multiple options to enhance the existing offerings by introducing more professional services. The facility boasts state of the art specialist dental equipment expertly installed including all plumbing and three-phase electricity. The property is also available to purchase. • Established friendly dental practice • Large patient base • Centrally situated • Offering a wide variety of dental services • Contracted to Medial Aids • Free shuttle service to patients within 5km of the practice • Parking facilities available for patients • Three fully functional oral hygienists workstations • 3-5 new patients daily • 5 surgeries
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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 60,000

This well established and thriving fully licensed restaurant in one of the most vibrant areas in Cape Town is waiting for a new owner. With relaxed lockdown regulations, more visitors will visit Cape Town during the coming holiday season and now is an ideal time to buy this business. The position of this restaurant is ideal to attract the increased number of visitors from the Cape Town Stadium and with all the functions scheduled for 2022 its now the time to become the owner of this popular restaurant! 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 price excludes stock of +-R30 000 and VAT.
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Automotive

Mechanical Repair

Ref: 3176

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Established Motor Repair Shop

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 2,007,000

Annual Turnover

R 3,979,654

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

This well established and fully functional repair workshop attracts a wide variety of loyal customers. The well trained and experienced staff ensures the smooth running of daily operations. This is a good opportunity for a new owner to benefit from a successful going concern with immediate returns on their investment. • 31 years experience in the automotive repair industry. • Loyal client base. • Situated on a busy road with high traffic and good visibility ensures continuous trade. • Ample parking is available. • Well trained staff with many years experience • All makes and models of cars can be serviced • Specializing in German cars. • Ample stock on hand. • Selling price excludes VAT and stock.
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Retail

Homeware/Hardware

Ref: 3175

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Tool Hire Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 7,525,000

Annual Turnover

R 14,211,384

Monthly Profit

R 181,667

This is an opportunity to acquire a leading Tool and Equipment Hire business in Cape Town. The business has been operating successfully for multiple years by the same owner and has established itself as the leader in the industry. The business focus on hiring, repair and sales of equipment and tools. They are located in an industrial hub well positioned to support the needs of a wide selection of commercial and private customers. The business is well-positioned on a busy road close to main access routes with good branding exposure. They have an extensive range of equipment to support a variety of needs. The commercial customers include large national & multinational businesses. The business also offers clients a delivery service and they have established and long term relationships with a number of commercial customers. The price includes stock of +- R4 000 000 and excludes VAT.
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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. 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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Professional

Advertising/Marketing

Ref: 3159

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Advertising Agency for Sale Cape Town

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,400,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,549,985

Monthly Profit

R 59,595

• Retail Marketing & OOH (out of home) advertising agency • Established in 2012 • Creates jobs for young people in SA in an interactive way • Handpicked employees • Knock-and-drops (door to door/mailbox/household distribution) • Handouts at predetermined intersections or locations • Mascots: Team members are available to wear mascot suits and branded apparel. • Promoters: Team members are available to promote brands, products, services, and /or special offers. • Interactive Mobile Billboards • Assist to build brand awareness • Work from home opportunity • The purchase price excludes VAT and stock • There is a vehicle that can be purchased as an optional extra.
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Services

Cleaning

Ref: 3153

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Specialized Refuse Bin Cleaning Company

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 525,000

Annual Turnover

R 480,000

Monthly Profit

R 14,041

This business is the best bin cleaning operation in the business. The owner dedicated every part of the business to make sure that their services are in actual fact the best of the best and to earn that top spot at no cost to the environment. Owner is very proud of the specialized system that recycles water and only use eco-friendly chemicals. After the municipality has done their thing, they do a number on your bin, leaving it disease-free and fresh as a daisy. The price includes all the equipment, trailer, vehicle and exclude VAT.
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Leisure/Entertainment

Function Centre

Ref: 3134

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Audio Visual Event Hire Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 670,000

Annual Turnover

R 965,000

Monthly Profit

R 29,167

This is an opportunity for an investor to acquire this well known audiovisual event hire business in the Western Cape with a range of state-of-the-art equipment. The business provides professional services like mobile staging, stage draping, lighting fixtures, fog/haze machines, and effect lights. The sales and installations department has been providing audiovisual equipment solutions for over 15 years. This business is well established in the industry because they offer the right solution for every project from a basic meeting room to completely cabling and outfitting professional stadiums for corporate events. The price includes all equipment and excludes VAT.
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Accommodation/Tourism

Guest House/B&B

Ref: 3088

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10-Bedroom Guest House on West Coast

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 6,450,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,250,000

Monthly Profit

R 60,000

A very popular 3 Star Guest House in Langebaan for sale. Dont miss this incredible opportunity!!! This privately run guesthouse, on a commercially zoned property, is well situated with beautiful lagoon views and just minutes from amenities and the beach. It is being sold lock, stock. and barrel, and already you will have future bookings made by the easy to use and practical Nightsbridge Reservations and payment system they utilize. The guest house boasts 7 separate self-catering units that accommodate a total of 23 guests. The units vary from those that accommodate couples in open-plan accommodation to a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit. Each unit has a bathroom (s), kitchenette, and braai facilities. All units have microwaves and fridges with some also having either a hob or stove and extractor fans. Some units even have fans/heaters, and all have TVs with DSTV and WiFi access. Each unit is beautifully furnished and the sale includes everything including cutlery, crockery, linen, and towels. The guesthouse has a lovely reception area with a guest toilet, a kitchen (should you wish to do a little catering), a pantry, a dining/catering area opening to the swimming pool through 2 sets of stack doors, plus an enclosed deck area alongside this were you can serve breakfast or light meals. It also has stack doors opening to a further deck area. There is also a storeroom, a fitted laundry room with built-in cupboards, washing machine, tumble dryer, and ironing facilities, plus there is a 1 bedroom flat with a bathroom and kitchenette for an onsite staff member. Plans have been approved for an extra 2 units.
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Food/Hospitality

Restaurant

Ref: 3087

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Profitable and Established Taverna Group

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 6,500,000

Annual Turnover

R 19,410,741

Monthly Profit

R 312,765

• Family owned popular restaurant group first opening it’s doors in the 1980’s • Consisting of 2 branches each with their own unique atmosphere • Location is key with central positions ensuring continuous passing traffic and feet through the door • Offering a wide variety of Mediterranean dishes and mouth-watering desserts • Offer catering for special occasions, corporate functions and large bookings • Both branches are streamlined and efficiently running ensuring profit from day one • Offering an excellent return on investment
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Food/Hospitality

Supermarket

Ref: 3076

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Profitable Supermarket and Liquor Store

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 13,500,000

Annual Turnover

R 94,000,000

Monthly Profit

R 188,000

You can become the owner of one of the best supermarkets in the West Coast! This is a great opportunity to invest in a solid retail business with an excellent future for long term growth. This profitable franchised supermarket and liquor store has been established for more than 25 years. The business mostly cater to the local community and surrounding areas but the town is also a popular destination on the West Coast route. The area was also identified as one of the important grow areas on the West Coast. This is an opportunity to invest in a quality business and to share in the growth that is taking place in the area. The price exclude stock of +-R3m and VAT.
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Food/Hospitality

Catering

Ref: 3075

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Event Equipment and Service Hire Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 2,400,000

Annual Turnover

R 3,600,000

Monthly Profit

R 80,000

This business is considered by many as a leader in this industry in Western Cape and rated as one of the top 10 wedding suppliers. Growth opportunities are substantial with many events postponed during Covid-19 and bookings are already received for 2022. Planning an event can be a nightmare and that is why there is a demand for the services of a business that specializes in equipment and services hire. The business is running very successfully for more than 8 years. Its mission is to provide customers with high-quality products and services at cost-effective prices. They cater to all needs related to engagement, wedding, general functions, and conferences. The price excludes equipment and stock of R1,6m and excludes VAT.
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Professional

Security

Ref: 3070

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Security Solutions Retail Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 3,950,000

Annual Turnover

R 11,310,000

Monthly Profit

R 144,997

This is a well established business with head office in the West Coast. The business within the security sector operates in the West Coast as well as Cape Winelands. As a leader in security product installations, the business offers a range of high quality steel security products, shutters, electrified clear bars and alarms. This region on the West Coast and Cape Winelands is growing rapidly and the need for security equipment and installations is only beginning to become a reality in this region over the last year. The business specializes in trellis gates, electrified burglar bars, shutters and integrated security alarms. This business gives an above average Return on Investment. The office building valued at R1.5m and 2 vehicles are included in the price. The price exclude VAT but include stock.
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Services

Machinery

Ref: 3054

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Light Rigging Company

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 7,250,000

Annual Turnover

R 6,676,060

Monthly Profit

R 48,527

Reliable Light Rigging Company for Sale in Cape Town, Western Cape. This 14-year-old business is a reliable company with modern, well-maintained equipment which allows them to provide an array of services to the construction, cable, and transportation industry. A well-established and successful business that pride themselves on delivering leading service. This company has expanded to what is today one of the most reliable and competitive fleets based in the Western Cape, specializing in crane-related transport. The key fundamentals are their clients assets their knowledge, as well as their experienced, reliable, and qualified staff. The business is manager operated, though the owner is hands-on involved in the day to day operations. All trucks (8 ton to 14 ton) are well-maintained, regularly serviced, and certified at regular intervals. The company complies with all health and safety requirements. The asking price includes vehicles to the value of more than R4.7m and excludes VAT.
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Services

Services

Ref: 3002

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Occupational Health & Safety Consulting Franchise

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 510,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,271,700

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

Multiple franchise opportunities nationally across SA for a Health & Safety Consultancy franchise now available. This franchise group offers investors and franchisees a unique opportunity to own an occupational health & safety consultancy. The group operates across all industries in South Africa and has multiple franchise opportunities available which are geographically set. They service a wide client base including but not limited to; construction, wholesale, retail, warehousing, transport, agriculture, restaurants, hotel & leisure. The group is well established with 17 franchisees nationally. Franchise opportunities are available in the following areas; Pretoria East and Pretoria West, Mpumalanga North and Mpumalanga South, Limpopo East and Limpopo West, Vaal Triangle, North West, Northern Cape. The franchise group provides it’s franchisees with a complete turnkey operation including the necessary training to operate effectively, franchisees in return embark on a new career path and become empowered by owning their own businesses and gain the ability to directly benefit from their individual efforts. The franchise is well established to offer lead generation opportunities to its franchisees who in return benefit from proven systems & procedures, software, marketing & networks, and training.
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Beauty/Health

Beauty Salon

Ref: 3001

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Boutique Beauty Salon

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 645,000

Annual Turnover

R 846,883

Monthly Profit

R 19,664

Well established boutique beauty salon in a sought after location in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town. The salon has been operating for multiple decades, they offer a wide variety of specialist beauty and wellness treatments for a discerning clientele. The salon boasts with exclusive imported European beauty products which are also sold retail in the salon. The salon contains state of the art equipment and is very tastefully designed and decorated. There is tremendous opportunity to grow the business as the salon is sufficiently spacious and there are separate treatment rooms and working areas. Selling price excludes stock of ± R80,000 and VAT
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Food/Hospitality

Restaurant

Ref: 842

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Two Wimpy's in Cape Town

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 4,625,000

Annual Turnover

R 8,872,839

Monthly Profit

R 89,222

These two well established businesses offer the perfect opportunity to join one of South Africas leading franchises. Both establishments offer a turnkey operation that ensures instant rewards on your investment. The prime locations ensure a steady flow of feet and are serviced by well trained and friendly staff. • Two profitable and well established Wimpy’s in Cape Town • Supported by one of the leading franchises in South Africa • Situated in prime locations within busy shopping malls with lots of parking • Kids play area also available • Selling price for is excluding VAT and stock of +/- R 60000
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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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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 756

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Successful Manufacturing Company Including Property

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 15,000,000

Annual Turnover

R 9,863,864

Monthly Profit

R 169,272

• This profitable manufacturing company allied to the building and civil engineering industry was started in 2007 • The well-positioned building is also for sale and the property value is growing in the area • Opportunity also exists to rent out the top floor • Staff experience of over 40 years combined • The business can operate 100% with the current management team allowing the new owner to concentrate on new avenues • The business has a well-established client base • All products are high quality and are SABS approved • Certain products are accredited for SABS EU standards • Many growth opportunities via scaling • Infrastructure well poised to increase production to support sales in excess of R2 million per month • Staff incentive schemes have been implemented • The state-of-the-art equipment allows for custom made products able which could be supplied internationally Asking price for business is R 9 000 000.00 excluding VAT Asking price for property is R 6 000 000.00 excluding VAT
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Food/Hospitality

Restaurant

Ref: 634

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Exclusive Top Rated Restaurant

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,250,000

Annual Turnover

R 3,100,000

Monthly Profit

R 60,000

Rated in the top 10% of restaurants worldwide and situated 100 meters from the ocean and outlook point, this little gem showcases dedication from preparation to plate! This is a superb opportunity to acquire an awarded Travelers Choice Winner restaurant in the Overberg. The food has a familiar flavor but yet an exceptional savor. The intimacy of this little restaurant makes it a perfect choice for corporate functions. The restaurant is also well supported by many guest houses in the vicinity. The business has a stable returning client base for the unique home-style food and the relaxing ambiance of the restaurant. Sunday meals are very popular for all the local people of this beautiful coastal town. The price excludes VAT and stock.
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Accommodation/Tourism

Tours

Ref: 455

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Great Charter Boat Opportunity

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 14,495,000

Annual Turnover

R 5,616,805

Monthly Profit

R 298,753

• This business is currently situated on the Atlantic seaboard • Offering unique experiences on a luxurious catamaran • This luxury power vessel is still the flagship in the Charter boat Industry • Offered are sunset cruises, lunch and dinner cruises, corporate charters as well as a team-building experience • The vessel can also be hired for weddings and special occasions • It is equipped with a fully functional floating restaurant offering various menu options and is fully licensed to serve alcohol • The business is well known for its professionalism, high quality of service as well as a well-maintained vessel • The business is very flexible and is dealing mainly with 70% of Private Functions. • Turnover is made up of 70% local market and the balance in overseas tourism • This business is well known and established in the Tourism Industry, Corporate sector and with local people • The business operates on a completely different level to any of the other charter boat companies • Offering lots of catering, tailor-made charters as well as clay pigeon shooting and golf out at sea • The day to day functions for crew and Skipper is to prepare the vessel, order food and drinks for the day, serve passengers during each charter and ensure that it is a unique and enjoyable experience for all. • There is also an office which deals with bookings, emails, phone calls and quotations • This business would suit a free-spirited individual who enjoys the outdoors and not your ordinary run of the mill day to day job • The current owner is available to continue operating the business on behalf of the new owners and will consider a partnership • This is a great opportunity for the discerning investor to invest in a profitable movable asset while enjoying a fantastic lifestyle. • Asking price excludes VAT
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 451

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Fully Equipped Engineering Workshop

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 2,230,000

Annual Turnover

R 4,893,858

Monthly Profit

R 130,073

• Long established family run engineering workshop • The current owner has opted to retire after 35 successful years • this is a profitable and easily managed business. • Offering various solutions to the trade as well as the man on the street • There is vast client base providing continuous work flowing through the workshop • Current clients include state-owned entities as well as established businesses in the private sector • The workshop contains a high asset list of well-maintained machinery that will ensure productivity is maintained • Fully operational business will ensure rewards from day one • The selling price excludes stock and VAT
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 443

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Engineering Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,220,000

Annual Turnover

R 2,815,000

Monthly Profit

R 70,000

This well-established engineering business that is based in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, is now for sale due to the current owner wanting to retire. The business has built up a loyal customer base of both architects and interior designers who specify work for their clients. Projects include large shopping centers, staircases for houses, commercial buildings, and residential commissions. The business is located in a small industrial unit with very low overheads and specialized industrial machinery. It has been established since 2007 and currently shows a very strong net profit. This is an ideal opportunity for someone in this industry wanting to relocate to Cape Town and expand on an existing and profitable business, or an existing business wanting to expand their customer base. There is a complement of 2 full-time staff members and the owner is prepared to have a hand-over period and consult if required.
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Professional

Advertising/Marketing

Ref: 439

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Dynamic Marketing Company

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,565,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,035,666

Monthly Profit

R 51,371

• This business is situated on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean 15km from the city centre • The business was Established in April 2007 • A unique Marketing boutique agency was formed, driven by a passion for branding and marketing solutions to clients in a wide variety of industries. • The business became a must-have for fractured brands and is perfect for a franchise brand model. • The team consists of 7 specialist individuals overseen by a Marketing Manager and an Operations Manager. • The company sells a complete marketing solution to companies • Selling price excludes VAT
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Automotive

Service

Ref: 329

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Reliable Auto Services and Engineering Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 6,300,000

Annual Turnover

R 11,245,000

Monthly Profit

R 219,242

This top auto service and engineering business is based in the Northern suburbs of Cape Town and has been in existence for twenty years. They provide premium quality auto services and are rated as one of the best auto service centers in South Africa. It is simply a cut above the rest. The business is proud to be affiliated with the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) The state-of-the-art workshop is equipped with the most modern and up-to-date technology and equipment. The business is highly profitable and is effectively managed by the owners who are supported by a well-trained and loyal staff. The whole operation is backed up by computerized management systems. The owners focus to deliver the best possible experience at an affordable price. There is significant loyalty to all customers. No active marketing takes place because of the established name in the industry. The business is self-managed and not required for the owner to be there. There are key people employed. If you are looking for a premium business in the automotive engineering and auto service industry with a Return on Investment of 41%, this is the opportunity for you. The price excludes stock of +-R 100 000 and VAT.
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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.

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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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