Businesses for Sale in South Africa

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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 3251

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Investment Opportunity: Renewable Energy Project - 4 Farms

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,134,000,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

A South African company with its goal to become a successful Independent Power Producer (IPP) of renewable and clean energy is well-positioned and plans to develop more than 5000MWp Solar PV projects, small hydro generation as a combination between pump storage and run of river hydro, 400MW Wind and 150MW biomass by 2025. Investors or equity partners sought: Type of Project: 84MW x 4 Energy Generation Project – Solar PV Technology, Grid Tie, generating electricity during all sunshine hours per day. Funding Requirement: At an estimated USD 0.9 per Watt Peak (all DC / AC & Aux costs included) the requirement is USD 75,600,000million. At an estimated exchange rate of USD: ZAR of 15 the requirement in ZAR is R1,134,000,000 excluding all taxes, VAT, and levies that might be applicable. Proposed Project Start Date: 2021 Proposed Completion Date: Within 18 - 24 months from the start date. Development Fee and First Phase Capital Requirement: For the project to proceed, it is estimated that 12% of the capital value = R136,080,000 is required to complete the development and secure the land and final statutory approvals. The money will also be used to place orders and pay deposits for panels, structures, DC to AC inverters, and transformers for the local plant substation. Guarantees proposed • Bankable Power Purchase Agreement with the proposed off-taker for a period of 25 years • Solar PV plant/assets to be constructed For more details about this opportunity, please enquire now!
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Services

Cleaning

Ref: 3249

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Profitable Blind Cleaning and Installation Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,650,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,750,000

Monthly Profit

R 36,000

This is an opportunity to acquire an outstanding established business to clean, install and repair 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 clean, sell, install and repair locally manufactured 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 of R 750 000 and 3 vehicles but excludes stock of +-R125 000 and VAT.
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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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Food/Hospitality

Restaurant

Ref: 3233

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Take Away Famous Brands QSR Restaurant

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 2,230,000

Annual Turnover

R 4,950,879

Monthly Profit

R 55,094

Well, known to take away restaurant in Worcester, part of the Famous Brands franchise group. The restaurant has been operating for well over 10x 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 QSR category 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 is excluding VAT.
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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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Home Garden

Gardening

Ref: 3228

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Established Gardening Services

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 350,000

Annual Turnover

R 360,000

Monthly Profit

R 12,814

These gardening services have been established for 25 years in the area and provide a great opportunity for a new owner to expand services and grow the business. Clients include +-100 gardens, 2 complexes, and 1 dairy farm. The sale includes a vehicle and trailer and all equipment needed to run the business. The 3 loyal and reliable employees also add value to the business. The total second-hand value of the assets is more than R100 000. This is an excellent opportunity for a retired person who wants to earn recurring additional monthly income.
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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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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Ref: 3214

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Linen & Decor Manufacturer

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,315,700

Annual Turnover

R 2,172,959

Monthly Profit

R 32,866

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

Restaurant

Ref: 3212

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Famous Portuguese Restaurant

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,650,000

Annual Turnover

R 3,800,000

Monthly Profit

R 54,449

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

Residential property

Ref: 3196

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Student Accommodation Development

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 89,900,000

Annual Turnover

undisclosed

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

If you are considering investing in rental property, student accommodation offers a great return on investment. Investing in such property can be a profitable venture, and as South Africa is attracting more and more students from all over the world; why not? This is a unique opportunity to invest in a student residential property development (90% complete) in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. The development is primarily aimed at local student residential needs offering 1 & 2 bedroom apartments ranging between 27 - 35 square meters. Being positioned within 10km from UCT as well as CPUT this development is poised to capitalize on the very attractive student housing market in the area. The development comprises 4 x floors offering accommodation while the ground floor is dedicated to retail space housing restaurants, supermarket, laundry, ATM, etc. The Western Cape has seen significant growth in residential property prices during the last few years in excess of numbers seen in other provinces. In many areas, this growth has been driven by student accommodation in light of the multiple well-known tertiary educational institutions in the region. The seller is inviting offers from R70m offering seller finance for the balance over a period of 10 years. The asking price excludes VAT. On a projected turnover (rental income) of R850 000 per month and overheads of 20%, this development is selling at a yield of 12,0% gross and 9,6% net. The owner will also consider offers to rent the building @ R600,000 per month with a projected rental income of R850,000 per month, offering an estimated net income of R180,000 per month. Contact us now for more information about this exciting investment opportunity!
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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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Industrial Manufacturing

Building and Construction

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

Opportunity to acquire a leading Tool 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. 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, their commercial customers include large national & multinational businesses. The business imports select tool brands directly, all equipment is of high quality, and repairs are done on-site by skilled professionals. The business also offers clients a delivery service, they have established and long term relationships with a number of commercial customers.
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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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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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Professional

Computer/IT

Ref: 3158

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Professional Computer and Technology Support

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 630,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,300,000

Monthly Profit

R 25,000

This well-known business serving the West Coast of Western Cape for the past 15 years. They specialize in services, maintenance, and solutions for home and business customers. The retail store stock most of the commonly needed peripherals, cables, parts, and ink/toner cartridges. The business has an established customer base and is also well positioned for all the new developments in the area. The price excludes stock of +-R125 000 and VAT.
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Services

Cleaning

Ref: 3155

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Commercial Laundromat

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 5,575,000

Annual Turnover

R 3,589,022

Monthly Profit

R 118,504

Well known and established Laundromat & Dry Cleaning business located in the heart of Cape Town. The business has been operating for multiple years and has become an institution in the area. The business offers a range of laundry and dry cleaning services, all washing and cleaning is done on-premise to the highest standard. The business has an established commercial clientele servicing local businesses in various industries including hospitality. The owners of the business are absolute veterans in the industry, the laundry facilities have been set up to the highest standard and specifications to ensure best in class services to customers.
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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 501,750

Annual Turnover

R 168,491

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. Sign up for one of our recurring monthly options, and we come around on refuse removal day. After the municipality has done their thing, they do a number on your bin, leaving it disease-free and fresh as a daisy.
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Leisure/Entertainment

Function Centre

Ref: 3134

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Exceptional 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 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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Home Garden

Gardening

Ref: 3131

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Outstanding Garden Centre And Tea-Garden

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 11,690,000

Annual Turnover

R 2,420,000

Monthly Profit

R 51,000

This is an opportunity to acquire this property with an outstanding garden center and a beautiful tea garden in a very popular town in the Helderberg area Western Cape. The garden center is a 2013 square meter destination of beauty and tranquility. This business has created an easily accessible area of peace with many departments which includes a selection of Bonsai trees, a range of steelworks, and pottery. The indoor garden shop stock all gardening equipment. The coffee shop is highly successful with both inside and outside under massive umbrellas seating facilities. With the beauty and quietness of the environment, this is a perfect place to host any event from high teas, baby showers, year-end functions, or small weddings. This is a top destination garden center and coffee shop with a strong customer base. The owners built up this business with an extremely good reputation and a passionate team to provide a unique customer experience. The price includes the property and stock of +-R1m but excludes VAT.
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Leisure/Entertainment

Garden/Nurseries

Ref: 3129

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Garden Centre, Coffee Shop, Self-Catering Accommodation

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 11,690,000

Annual Turnover

R 2,550,000

Monthly Profit

R 61,700

This well known highly esteemed garden center with a coffee shop and self-catering accommodation is waiting for a new owner. This garden center is situated in a small town only an hour and a half from Cape Town. The nursery carries a wide selection of plants, pots, pavers, water features, and other garden decor. A tea garden is a place of peace and tranquility with tables throughout the nursery. There is also a well equipped and safe play area for children. With the beauty of the environment, the restaurant is a perfect venue for all functions. Adding to its charm, there is also beautiful self-catering accommodation. This exciting and prosperous business is an excellent investment for prospective buyers and offers great potential to expand and capitalize further. Including in the price is the property of 2936 square meters and +-R1m stock. VAT is excluded.
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Food/Hospitality

Catering

Ref: 3124

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Event and Catering Equipment Hire Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 7,100,000

Annual Turnover

R 17,120,000

Monthly Profit

R 155,667

This is a very exciting opportunity to acquire a specialist flower, dècor, and equipment hiring business in the heart of the fascinating Cape Wine Lands area. The business comes with an extensive inventory of high-end equipment and huge scope to expand options as outside catering solutions provider. The 30 years experience and excellent service lead to a constant flow of new customers from the recommendations of many happy customers. The business has developed an excellent reputation for providing creative wedding dècor and other services. There are also contracts in place to manage three well-known venues in the area. The price includes equipment of +-R4,0 m valued at +-50% of market value and excludes VAT.
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Accomodation/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 58,097

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 7,247,500

Annual Turnover

R 19,410,741

Monthly Profit

R 312,765

• Family owned restaurant group first opening it’s doors in the 1980’s • Consisting of 3 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 • All 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: 3085

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Well-Known Supermarket

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 8,450,000

Annual Turnover

R 43,000,000

Monthly Profit

R 98,250

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

Supermarket

Ref: 3076

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Profitable Supermarket

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 19,000,000

Annual Turnover

R 114,000,000

Monthly Profit

R 258,833

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 88,000

This business for sale is considered by many as a leader in this industry in Western Cape and rated as one of the top 10 wedding suppliers. 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. Big opportunities are to expand with the same model and brand nationally. The business is running very successfully for more than 6 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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Proven Security Solutions Retail Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 3,950,000

Annual Turnover

R 11,450,000

Monthly Profit

R 168,250

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. The office building valued at R1.3m and 4 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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Import/Export/Wholesale

Freight

Ref: 3035

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Specialist Transport & Rigging Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 8,362,500

Annual Turnover

R 8,926,295

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

Specialist transport and rigging business based in the Western Cape. The business has been operating for nearly 30 years and has created a solid reputation and a loyal customer base. The business operates from an 1100 sqm warehouse including office space, they operate a fleet of vehicles that handle mostly abnormal load transport jobs. Clients include multiple blue-chip companies across various industries.
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Food/Hospitality

Catering

Ref: 3003

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Picnic Franchise Business Opportunity

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 223,000

Annual Turnover

R 457,827

Monthly Profit

R 19,408

This business is a specialist in picnics, picnic basket catering, and outdoor dining experiences. UPDATE: Let us bring your special Occasion to your Home ! Due to COVID 19 the opportunity still remain to order your special occasion to be delivered / done at your home. Imagine someone setting-up a special picnic for you in your own Garden ! When was the last time you stopped…just let time drift and enjoyed a simple moment with a loved one? Today’s frantic go-getter pace makes finding that elusive “quality time” all the more difficult. This business opportunity is offering people just that…a simple moment…time to breathe giving you a way to just slow life down, un-plug and rediscover the simple pleasures of fresh air, nature’s beauty, delicious food, and great company. In contemporary terms, a picnic can be defined simply as a “pleasure excursion” at which a meal is enjoyed outdoors. This successful business opportunity is taking the traditional picnic experience to a sublime new level; the essential picnic elements can still be found: the wicker basket, the blanket spread on the ground but that is where tradition stops and indulgence takes over.
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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 wholesale, retail, warehousing, transport, agriculture, restaurants, hotel & leisure. The group is well established with 14 franchisees nationally, they have franchise opportunities in the following areas; KZN, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Pretoria, and Gauteng. 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 599,250

Annual Turnover

R 925,861

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

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 ± R100,000.
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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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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 836

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Signage Solutions Company

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 16,725,000

Annual Turnover

R 20,488,400

Monthly Profit

undisclosed

Well established signage business based just outside Cape Town, Western Cape with over a decades experience in the signage industry. Conveniently located with easy access to main routes the business maintains, designs, manufactures, and installs signage solutions across all provinces. This owner-operated business boasts with an impressive list of customers and multiple blue-chip companies across various industries including FMCG, banking industry & restaurant chains. The business specializes in a wide range of internal and external signage solutions. They have a very experienced and highly skilled workforce with a substantial factory and production plant. This is a unique opportunity for a service orientated entrepreneur wishing to hit the ground running by taking over a secure established income stream from a stable business operation. Financials available and all figures can be verified. This long-established and profitable business shows consistent year-on-year growth. The seller is prepared to stay on for an extended period if needed. The asking price excludes stock and works in process (value approximately R1.2m) and 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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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Ref: 780

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Niche Ceiling Fan Assembling Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 6,370,000

Annual Turnover

R 5,854,212

Monthly Profit

R 140,797

Are you a hands-on entrepreneur with strong marketing and financial management skills? This is a business that will offer you a secure and above-average income, while you enjoy a quality lifestyle in the Western Cape. The company is a leader in the luxury ceiling fan market throughout Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. It manufactures as well as imports top-end handcrafted timber ceiling fans and has built up over two decades a loyal customer following amongst leading interior designers, architects, property and hotel developers as well as discerning private residential homeowners. Having fully recovered after the lockdown this profitable niche business is virtually recession-proof and is well-placed to take advantage of the long-term growth in the tourism industry as well as the trend toward green and eco-efficient building and design solutions. The business is presently owner-run with a small complement of highly skilled production staff. Labour -intensive aspects of the manufacturing process are outsourced resulting in little need for workforce supervision and management. The company administration is impeccable, and the owners are offering for sale 100% of the shares in the Company. The asking price includes a tangible net asset value of not less than R2.1m. All financial figures can be verified.
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Food/Hospitality

Manufacturing

Ref: 778

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Award-Winning Boutique Winery

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 5,350,000

Annual Turnover

R 3,363,167

Monthly Profit

R 85,551

This is your opportunity to own your own boutique wine brand! Located at the foot of the Hottentots-Holland mountain range in the historic Winelands of Stellenbosch lies this award-winning winery. Owning this exclusive boutique wine brand promises the charming potential to an optimistic buyer who values the true characteristics of the Stellenbosch boutique wine culture. The facilitating property and buildings are not part of this sale. On offer is the exclusive boutique wine brand, together with an established, repeat export client base. Having recently won a gold medal at the Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits awards for their Cabernet Sauvignon, this prestige winery is highly sought after. The business was established more than 19 years ago and specializes in Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, and Syrah serving the national and international market. They focus on ultra-premium wines in a classic old-world style. Different segments of the wine market are catered for with their different brands of premium to super-premium wines from various contracted vineyards in the Stellenbosch wine of origin region. Wine is produced and bottled with most of the production for the export market. The cellar offers a lot of business potential. The liquor license (wine tourism) and facilities at the venue allow for amongst other, food & wine pairing events. The national market is untapped with this winerys wine only being available in a few exclusive restaurants in SA. This winerys consistency of accolades is what built a reputable brand, waiting to be taken to the next level. You can now own this winery with its secret, iconic charm, enjoying a quality lifestyle in the security of the beautiful Stellenbosch Winelands. Asking price includes a long term lease for the winery, reputable exclusive, and powerful brand as well as assets of ± R1,500,000. The asking price excludes stock of ± R1.5m and excludes VAT. Property not included.
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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

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 18,000,000

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
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 717

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Profitable Manufacturing Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 3,345,000

Annual Turnover

R 13,684,618

Monthly Profit

R 54,669

• This business established in 2003 • The business is at the forefront of the supply and manufacturing of niche products for the building industry • The business is MEIBC Compliant • All products are manufactured in house using top quality SABS approved materials • They also offer a light engineering service centre which can cut and bend almost any flat plate or sheeting • Target market is Building companies, Hire companies, Hardware stores and Building supply stores • Stock can be ordered as and when needed to facilitate orders • Machinery can be utilized for the manufacturing of various non-core products which can create more opportunities for more diverse product offerings • Various growth opportunities exist • The engineering workshop can produce a variety of different products • The hiring of products to the industry has not been investigated and can be a new source of income • Asking Price excludes VAT
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Food/Hospitality

Restaurant

Ref: 634

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Unique Acquainted Restaurant

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 1,650,000

Annual Turnover

R 3,100,000

Monthly Profit

R 93,000

This is a superb opportunity to acquire an awarded Travellers Choice Winner restaurant in the Overberg. This award put the restaurant in the top 10% of restaurants worldwide! 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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Accomodation/Tourism

Guest House/B&B

Ref: 458

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Attractive Guest House And Restaurant

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 6,900,000

Annual Turnover

R 1,250,000

Monthly Profit

R 26,053

A charming, iconic guesthouse, restaurant and coffee shop less than 1 kilometer from the beach are for sale on the West Coast. Solid financially and lovingly cared for 21 years by the original owners. A polished gem, offering a magical, lucrative lifestyle for an imaginative, prospective buyer. Nestled in a quiet street just a short walk from the sea in one of the fast-growing West Coast Towns. The property comprises four guest suites with private bathrooms, a lounge, two dining rooms, and covered parking. Each room offers a fireplace and a television. In the restaurant, the owners lavish customers with personal attention, service, and food. Breakfast is served daily and the restaurant also serves light lunches and dinners. The property is 850 square meters and the building 350 square meters. This property, with the established business units, is for sale for R 6,9 m and offers an excellent opportunity to investors.
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Services

Hire/Rent

Ref: 456

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National Promotions & Events Agency

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 8,362,500

Annual Turnover

R 17,631,992

Monthly Profit

R 260,494

• This business delivers an event planning and management solution • offer extends to corporate brands and is the market leader in providing a complete national campaign solution • the business offers setting up, the providing of equipment and is complimented by trained promotional staffing solutions • The company is also contacted to facilitate various annual national events • A highly integrated online promotion management system provides customized reporting and feedback for predetermined monitoring of core areas • Accurate feedback allows clients to easily measure return on investment in a meaningful manner • Also features post-campaign PowerPoint presentations, a real-time client portal and a full campaign summary • Regional managers control and manage sales teams ensuring that targets are met and relationships are maintained with customers • All areas are serviced including the Western Cape, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Gauteng, Free State, Pretoria, and Eastern Cape Provinces • The business is driven by its passion for customer service, people and their businesses and delivers exceptional standards of service while providing a profitable return to the owner. • Selling price excludes VAT
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Accomodation/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 t0 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 • 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 1,450,000

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 4 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 1,200,000

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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Food/Hospitality

Restaurant

Ref: 428

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Franchise Family Restaurant

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 8,200,000

Annual Turnover

R 20,000,000

Monthly Profit

R 147,000

This well-known family franchise restaurant is supported by one of the leading franchises in South Africa. The brand is well established and respected in South Africa for many years. The restaurant caters to the whole family with an upgraded play area for the kids with professional supervision. The interior layout is very well planned and the superb location in a very popular shopping center adds value to this once in a lifetime opportunity. The listing price is R 8 200 000 (excluding stock of +- R 200 000, VAT and joining fee). Buyers will be required to have equity of at least R 4 000 000 in unencumbered cash. All information provided is subject to verification by interested buyers and detail information will only be disclosed to serious buyers.
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Industrial Manufacturing

Manufacturing/Engineering

Ref: 416

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Profitable Automated Manufacturing Business

Western Cape (WC - Cape Town Region)

Asking Price

R 505,800

Annual Turnover

R 4,069,992

Monthly Profit

R 30,000

• This business is a supplier of industrial equipment • Specialising in the setting up of start-up business entrepreneurs in the manufacturing industry • They specialize in automated manufacturing machines including toilet paper processing machines and corrugated iron roof roll forming machines. • The business also provides a service of designing and building factories for the business start-up if required. • The company ensures that all the clients needs are met right from the beginning • Offering excellent service to customers from order to delivery, as well as training. • The business is able to service and supply clients throughout South Africa as well as across border • The toilet paper processing line consists of 3 machines for R505,800; [a rewinding and gluing machine, a cutting machine, and a sealing and packaging machine]. This production line is simple to use and only requires 3 people to operate it. • You also have the option to purchase a fully automated toilet roll paper core making machine for R336,300; [this automatically manufactures the cardboard core of the toilet rolls]
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Most of the businesses for sale with us are valued on the following;

  • The amount of money they earn
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  • 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.

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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.

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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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