Sell My Business

We understand that selling your beloved business is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be rewarded for all your hard work. Kakapo strive to add maximum value and exposure to your business whilst minimising the hassle of the sales process.

Motivation to sell your business can come from a range of different places, business owners can outgrow their labour of love or arrive at a point in time where they're hungry for a new challenge. We're dedicated to helping business owners like you successfully sell their businesses and we're here to make the process of selling a business as easy, and enjoyable as possible.

Kakapo Business Sales have been involved in selling some of the most exceptional businesses across New Zealand. Whatever the size of your business and questions you might have, our trusted team of specialist business brokers are here to give you the right advice.

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Getting Started

Selling a business can be a very simple, enjoyable and rewarding process provided that the right preparation is done early on. We know how important timing is for a business sale, and we are able to guide you through the entire selling business process to ensure that you get the best possible result.

Before anything, it is important to understand the market value of your business by completing our appraisal form below. Once the value of your business has been determined, a trusted member of our Kakapo team will arrange a confidential meeting where we discuss business value, exit strategy, marketing options, the costs involved with selling a business and a step-by-step guide through the process of your exciting business sale journey.

We would then list your business for sale on our verified business sales website, other leading online marketing portals and reach out to interested buyers. Kakapo is proud to offer you an obligation-free, completely confidential consultation.

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Selling With Kakapo

Every business owner, at some stage, will look to exit their business. There are many things you can and should consider to prepare your business for sale. What Kakapo Business can offer you is experience and knowledge in the market and our network of buyers and investors looking for business opportunities. As business brokers, we have industry-leading negotiation skills and we are passionate about negotiating the best possible price and outcome for you.

What You Can Expect When Selling With Us

• Free and objective market appraisal of your business
• Realistic and honest information on current market trends
• Strict confidentiality on business sales
• Analysis of your business's strengths and weaknesses
• Access to a large buyer database and listing your business on our website
• Contacting our network of suitable buyers and presenting your business to them
• Screening and qualifying of potential business buyers
• Negotiation with potential business buyers on the best possible price

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What is the Current Market Value of Your Business?

Would you like to know how much your business is worth? It will take you less than 60 seconds to arrange a no obligation, free market appraisal.

I want to Sell My Business

We want to hear from you. If you are interested in selling, please complete the enquiry form and Kakapo will be in touch straight away. Confidentiality is assured.

Why Choose Kakapo Business Sales?

Our high performance team of business brokers specialise within specific industries, our marketing and business process is second to none but most importantly, we care.

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Experienced Brokers

We have a dedicated and professional team with years of expertise in the business brokering sector, giving us the important advantage of achieving results.
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Honest Advice

We take pride in building long term relationships with our clients by providing honest and accurate advice to help you make an informed decision buy and sell your business.

Dynamic & Innovative

Kakapo Business Sales is a dynamic organisation that conducts business differently, combining traditional values with modern marketing methods.


How do I sell my business?

Most business or franchise owners may sell their business privately (i.e. without an agent) or engage a licensed agent (i.e. real estate agent or business broker). Selling a business involves several steps and processes from preparing your business for sale, appraisals, marketing, due diligence, negotiating, settlement, handover and trailing. There are more steps between these key processes which can get overwhelming. Business brokers are licensed professionals in New Zealand that assist business owners in selling their business. With their experience and knowledge in the industry, a business broker can help make this process easier for you.

Why should I list my business for sale with Kakapo?

Kakapo Business Sales have combined decades of experience in selling businesses across New Zealand. Kakapo is unique, our trusted team of business brokers specialise in specific industries, which means they understand your business inside and out, it also means they’re working with qualified buyers who are targeting the purchase of business within your industry.

How much does my business cost?

We do a free, no-obligation market appraisal. Just fill in the form at the bottom of the page and one of our business brokers will be in touch with you shortly.

How can I advertise & sell my business?

Selling a business yourself can be a very daunting and costly process, you only have one chance to sell your business and you want to make sure you didn't sell yourself short. At Kakapo Business Sales we are with you every step of the way, we take the stress out of buying and selling your dream business whilst adding maximum value along the way. We know how hard it is to find the right buyer, so advertising on business listing sites like Kakapo Business, as well as outreaching to potential business buyers can get your business for sale out there quicker.

How long does it take to sell a business?

It depends on a range of variables however the three major factors are how you market your business, how well your business has been prepared for sale and how the business has been priced in relation to meeting the current market. At Kakapo we work on your business being under offer within 75 days of going to market, however, this is only an average.

Why should I use a business broker to sell my business?

A business broker can share industry knowledge to help increase exposure to your business and direct you to a reputable buyer looking to buy a business. Brokers can help prepare your business for the sale process and present your business in the best light to prospective buyers to increase your chances of attracting competitive offers.

Can my business be sold?

In our experience, nearly all businesses can be sold if priced correctly and presented at the right time, to the right people. We recommend that you have a thorough market appraisal and valuation prior to putting your business on the market. If you’re unsure where to start, you can get in touch with any of our business brokers for a free market appraisal.

When is the best time to sell my business?

Timing is key here. Generally, when your business is doing well, you shouldn’t sell. But also selling a business before a peak can add huge value to the sales price. It ultimately depends on your personal circumstances and business goals. The decision to sell your business is not one which should be taken lightly. Plan and prepare your business well in advance. Going to the market aimlessly can seriously undermine your chances of a successful sale. You can get the most value of your business sale if your business is prepared, structured, and priced correctly.

What kind of businesses do you sell?

At Kakapo Business we sell businesses from sole traders, partnerships, franchises, or limited companies in a range of industries including hospitality, manufacturing, accommodation, fitness and more. We understand and care about a business’ journey which is why we take the time to get to know the business and its owner before we start the selling process. We also go to great lengths to safeguard the confidentiality of our clients so no sensitive details of a business are ever given to potential buyers without the client’s consent.

How will I be updated if my business is selling?

Our business brokers will regularly keep you informed and updated at every stage of the process via phone or email. Our job is to look after your best interests, guiding you through every step of the sales process and making sure you get best value for your business. No details about your business are ever given out without your express permission. You control who we talk to and what we tell them and we’re obliged to you at every step of the way.

Can my accountant sell my business?

There are a lot of parts of the business for sale process that an accountant can assist with. Accountants can prepare all the financial documents and value the business for the due diligence process. Accountants are adept at finances but not so much with marketing and selling a business, which is what business brokers are often hired for. A business broker excels in sales and marketing and has in depth knowledge of the marketplace and industry. A good business broker can be all the difference to how the business is sold and how much for.

How do you find the right buyer?

Our Kakapo Business Brokers have many years of knowledge and experience in business sales. We know where to best advertise a new business for sale and how the sales should be packaged and presented to potential buyers. We have a large network of business buyers and investors who are on the hunt for great business opportunities.

What are the business broker fees?

Our business broker fees are based on a win-win success model. We get paid when you do, and the fees vary with the value and price of the business sold. We don't make money on excessive up-front fees, instead, our success-based fee ensures we have an incentive to get the best possible price for your business. We have solutions for all business sizes and our fee structure is completely transparent from the get-go.

What Our Valued Clients Say

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"Great team, very very helpful throughout the whole process and after the sale, always keep in touch definitely recommend them"

Shaleen Reubin

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"I had really good experience with them and happy to have another opportunity working with them whenever I need."

Tao Li

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"I cannot recommend James and the Kakapo team highly enough. Professional and Knowledgeable. I would look no further than Kakapo to buy or sell a business."

Jamie Oliver