Sell a 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.

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 the timing is of a business sale, and we are able to guide you through the entire 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 for sale journey.

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.

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