Thinking of buying or selling a business?

Crown Commercial are very different to many other New Zealand mid-market business brokers. We specialise in the sale of businesses across a wide range of sectors to include hospitality (bars, restaurants, cafes), retail, manufacturing, import and export, service as well as transport. We will micro manage the process from initial contact to completion and handover.

If you are looking to buy a business we can walk you through the process. Once you have completed a confidentiality agreement and we have identified your criteria for type of business you are interested in and your budget, we can start to present you the available matching listings at that time. Our professional information memorandums will detail the salient points of the business, including a description and brief history of the business, any pertinent financial information and specifics of any lease agreements, as well as professional photos of the business to give you an initial glimpse behind the doors.

Selecting a business broker to assist you in the complex process of selling a business is the first crucial stage in achieving a successful outcome. Crown Commercial really understand the process of selling a business and have many years’ experience of either operating their own businesses or handling disposals and acquisitions on behalf of our of clients across various business sectors.

We are proactive, result driven and our service to both purchasers and vendors is personal, professional, comprehensive and confidential. We offer a very competitive commission structure and our typical client business will be valued between $150,000 and $1.5 million.


  • We have a proven track record and high success rate.
  • Our fees are competitive and success based.
  • We only work with a relatively small, manageable number of clients at any one time.

We are proactive, result driven and our service to both purchasers and vendors is personal, professional, comprehensive and confidential

Thinking of selling your business?

The process of selling a business is quite simple. We will arrange a suitable time to meet with you, ideally at the business but if confidentiality is an issue at our offices. We will require amongst other things the below information about the business, from which we will be able to provide you with a valuation based on the information you have supplied to us, where possible using at least two business valuation methods.

  • Ownership of the business
  • Assets - tangible assets, intangible assets and stock
  • Financial accounts
  • Lease and rent reviews (if relevant)
  • Staff

First of all we will need to understand the reasons for the sale and gain an understanding of your preferred exit strategy. We also need to take an overview of the business in order to advise on the best way to structure the business for sale. Many businesses are placed on the market without any pre-planning at all. For example, is the success of the business reliant on the current owner? Will significant investment be required in the short term? Are there any agreements in place with suppliers or distributors? What are the relationships with key customers and suppliers? More information 


Thinking of buying a business? 

If you are an existing business seeking to grow market share by strategic acquisition, a private purchaser or an investor interested in buying a business we may be able to help.

You can simply register with us as a purchaser and we will make sure that you are informed of any existing suitable instructions we may have at the present time. We will also make sure you are alerted to all new instructions we receive that may fit your acquisition criteria. More information

If you are thinking about buying or selling a business, please contact us.

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