Have you got a taste for an independent lifestyle?
The hiss of the espresso machine, the sound of glasses clinking… people enjoying a delicious meal. If the buzz of a busy cafe, restaurant or hospitality venue excites you, then you’ve arrived at the right place.
ABC Hospo is a specialist business brokerage that serves up only the best opportunities. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a business, we have an experienced team that understands the dynamics of the New Zealand hospitality industry. Buying an existing business means you can tap into immediate benefits. Use your entrepreneurial talent to build customer loyalty, cash flow and drive growth. If you’re considering selling a business, then we have a network of buyers ready to invest.
Why procrastinate? Make the positive move to claiming your independent future. Talk to us today and we’ll help shape your plans into a reality.
Selling? Free Business Appraisals
With over 30 years experience, we have unparalleled insight into the dynamics of the New Zealand Hospitality market. You’ve worked hard to develop your business, so selling should be a rewarding experience.
So if you’re considering moving onto your next opportunity, have a talk with one of our specialist ABC Hospo Brokers for a solid assessment of how to realise your goals.
Buying? We’ll identify the right opportunity for you
Let’s grab a coffee. The first thing we’ll do is listen to you and understand your lifestyle goals and requirements. Then we’ll identify the hospitality opportunities that will deliver for you.
The team at ABC Hospo can assist in developing solutions that meet the financial parameters you’re working with. A thing we hear from our clients time and time again is “I should have done this years ago”, so don’t delay, talk to us today.
Meet our Team
With a 34 year career in hospitality, Andrew has a wide-reaching knowledge of the industry. His experiences range from operational management of a day to day business, greenfield site development, international pub management and development, multiple site ownership and management, joint ventures with multi-nationals, board governance and an overriding passion for the hospitality sector.
He has worked in various sales roles within the industry from wine, to operational kitchen equipment and bar fit-out. Andrew has four years of corporate experience with Air New Zealand where he was the International and Domestic Lounge Development Manager through to DB Breweries where he worked as a Business Development Manager. He then became self-employed and started a long career of ownership of bars and gastro-bars, which continues to this day. Andrew also worked at UP Real Estate as a residential real estate agent before taking up the position of Business Broker at ABC Business Sales.
Andrew fully understands the demands of the modern hospitality environment. The requirements for compliance on many different levels, coupled with staff shortages, rising costs, all of the things that can cause an array of pressures in a fast-paced environment.
He is looking forward to being able to offer sound advice when required and to offer a strong analysis of your business to get the best possible outcome for you.
Angela has a background in the furniture industry and six years experience as a Sales Manager in China. In 2002, Angela arrived in New Zealand and since then has worked as a Marketing Manager in Ceres Limited for two years.
Angela Zhu ，2012年加盟ABC公司，积累了丰富的行业经验，她强大的责任心，丰富的专业经验，热情和高效的工作能力，以及细致耐心的服务品质，得到了很多买家和卖家朋友的肯定和认可。这些年，她协助过很多华人的新老移民，为他们在异国他乡创业，开拓一份事业，提供了很多宝贵的专业意见和买卖建议。2019 年Angela Zhu 荣获ABC Top Sales 奖。
Previously he has operated and been involved in various businesses ranging from dairies, sushi shops and cafes. He has a wide range of knowledge in selling and buying businesses and based on his own experiences, he is more than capable in assisting both purchasers and vendors to meet their goals. He provides high quality services especially in marketing and presentation of your business in a highly professional manner. He enjoys working with and is dedicated to assisting his clients for the best result.
James Sheppard is a Business Broker and the National Development Manager for Hospo and Franchising.
James joined ABC in 2010 after working for some years in the highly competitive property market in London.
He understands the high levels of service required to succeed in today’s New Zealand’s business market and his professional approach has propelled him to the top of his profession as a Business Broker.
James is a highly effective communicator and extremely competent in assisting clients navigate the complexities of selling a business. James is passionate about meeting the needs of his clients and takes time to build relationships and understand the business in order to achieve maximum value.
His success is widely recognised and has resulted in several awards for service.
Whether you are thinking of buying or selling a business contact James today for a no obligation chat and leverage the wealth of knowledge and experience he brings to ABC Business Sales.
Read more about what our clients say about James, here.
Jane is highly energetic, positive, enthusiastic and passionate about business, always needing a goal to pursue. From her experience in business in both NZ and China she brings strong people and presentation skills, good judgement and decision making, together with financial, project management and planning capability. She is also patient and understands the need to work through the sale process to achieve the best outcome.
Jane is sure she can do well as a salesperson with her rich experience in business.
Khushdeep began his career as a sales executive with Citibank in India and from the expertise gained from working for several years in global banking then setup a bank franchisee, successfully establishing a large network of clients. Khushdeep owned a franchised cafe for three years which he has successfully sold through ABC Business Sales.
With over eight years of experience in Auckland specialising in food and cafe franchisee businesses, Khushdeep has developed a loyal customer base from providing high quality service.
Shitanshu has 19+ years of a diverse career in the Franchise Hospitality industry as a Restaurateur, Business Consultant, Management Accountant, and various senior Operations Management roles, which allowed him to gain expertise and unique insight into different hospitality businesses.
Having owned a franchise Café Bar & Restaurant business, Shitanshu has in-depth knowledge of the pitfalls of buying and selling franchise businesses. He can provide the guidance you need to get the best price and terms.
As a hospitality franchise specialist, he focuses on maintaining the highest level of customer service, developing customised marketing strategies, and acting as a negotiator, allowing you to get the best deal possible for your business.
Shitanshu will provide advice and guidance every step of the way, protecting your confidentiality, qualifying genuine buyers and taking care of all the details. This leaves you worry-free and lets you focus on what you do best – running your business.
Shitanshu is fluent in English, Hindi and Gujarati and has a vested interest in getting you the best result possible.
Shitanshu has a couple of university degrees: MBA majoring in International business & B.Com with double majors in Accounting & Auditing.
Book a FREE consultation for a no-obligation business appraisal. Even if you don't end up working with Shitanshu, you'll gain some valuable insight.
In 2001 Wella Wang immigrated to New Zealand from Beijing, China. She graduated from Beijing Institute of Chemical Fibre Technology and quickly showed a natural talent for business & sales by being selected by United Biscuits and Mead Johnson and making it to Regional Sales Manager for those companies where she gained 10 years of invaluable experience.
After immigrating to New Zealand, Wella continued her enthusiasm for sales and business by obtaining her real estate license where she excelled as a salesperson within the New Zealand property market for 10yrs. Wella is now in the perfect role with ABC to combine her sales and business skills for the benefit of all her clients. Wella works above and beyond for her vendors and as a result continues to achieve above market sales results.
Wella is an expert salesperson and is highly experienced and skillful at converting opportunities into completed sales via her robust communication techniques with vendors and purchasers. Wella maintains a leading edge for all her clients by using her extensive network of Asian buyers for the benefit of her vendors.
If you are looking to buy or sell your business, be sure to contact Business Broker, Wella Wang, you can always get an exceptional service from her.
2001年，Wella Wang从北京移民新西兰。在移民新西兰之前，毕业于北京服装学院的Wella因展示出超强的生意和销售才华而被著名跨国公司United Biscuits和Mead Johnson一眼相中，作为区域销售经理，积累了超过10年的宝贵经验。
Prior to becoming a Business Broker Scott had a 20 year career in the finance industry during which he successfully developed and managed a number of Waikato based lending institutions. His experience in providing financial solutions to his clients provided him the analytical and negotiating skills that are so valuable with assisting buyers and seller achieve their goals.
When it is time to sell your business he can add real value by providing good honest advice with knowledge that comes from many years of experience. This enables him to uncover potential in a business, and recognise true value to give you the best advice possible.
It is a life changing decision. It can be challenging, it can be tough, but the satisfaction of running and building a successful business is immense. Call him to discuss your requirements or for an obligation free business appraisal.
Read more about what our clients say about Scott, here.
Craig comes from an extensive hospitality background including building, owning and operating a boutique group of cafes which he recently sold off to move onto his next goal of becoming a Hospitality Specialist Business Broker.
Craig has a wealth of knowledge for his clients to tap into, he is equally experienced in buying and selling businesses and therefore sits confidently on both sides of a deal.
Christine brings over 13 years management experience more recently in the hospitality industry in New Zealand and previously worked for Shangri-la 5-star Hotels in China. Her strong knowledge of hotel operations and excellent communication skills enable her to provide professional services to business clients in all areas of hospitality industry.
She obtained her Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management in New Zealand and has worked in several hotels across NZ, before deciding to follow her passion and take up a new challenge in business broking focusing on the accommodation and tourism industry.
Christine is an enthusiastic and motivated person with a professional manner. She is an honest, reliable and caring person who will strive to achieve successful outcomes for sellers and buyers of businesses.
Heinz has an extensive history in the hospitality industry in both Europe and New Zealand including developing and successfully operating several cafes, restaurants and bars. He has a great understanding of business and a true passion for people. Heinz is involved in the local community in many aspects and has a robust understanding of the area in which he lives and works.
Thinking outside the square is one of his many attributes, and he is still excited to be in the industry after making the change in 2007. He has sold local businesses Rotorua and Taupo, across a wide range of industries discovering a passion for the childcare, aged care and hospitality sectors. He has an excellent reputation for his ability to understand the needs of all parties involved in the sale and purchase of a business.
Wayne specialises in Hospitality and has a particular interest in restaurants, gastro pubs and gourmet cafes.
His professional background includes seven years as a chef working for world renowned chef and restaurateurs Jamie Oliver and Raymond Blanc in the UK as well as stints working in Australia and the Bahamas.
Being service driven and passionate about people and cultures, Wayne made the decision to move into sales. He was offered a role in a mid-size corporate based in Guangzhou, China where he gained valuable knowledge in relationship and account management for the export market. After four years working in the B2B sector he ventured out on his own, starting an export company based out of Hong Kong which he managed successfully for a number of years.
Moving to ABC gives Wayne the opportunity to leverage his two passions, Hospitality and Sales, and he is positive that his considerable knowledge and industry insight will be of benefit to both sellers and buyers.
Prior to this Steve has had a lengthy career and broad business experience in banking where he held several senior positions with Westpac Banking Corporation and latterly the ANZ National Bank, as the Regional Manager, Business Banking.
Steve attributes his success to his creative and methodical approach, his focus, drive and positive attitude. Putting clients first is his mantra and this has seen him achieve outstanding results.
His large network of contacts, extensive financial & business experience from a range of industries, will be beneficial for both sellers and buyers.
Martin is a Business Broker who is passionate about working alongside business owners to achieve their true potential and business success through a structured and supported sale/buy process.
With vast experience both at the corporate level and in the small to medium business environment, he delivers a refreshing and dynamic approach having benefited from his contact with business owners from all over New Zealand.
He enjoys working through the sale and marketing processes of selling a business and has developed a number of unique systems that accelerate the outcomes for business owners. Martin is passionate about business owners getting value for their hard earned efforts of building their businesses and will ensure everything is done for the business owner to realise the best results for their investment.
Finally, he has a unique presentation and communication style that ensures you enjoy a wide range of knowledge being offered by him.
Belinda has a wealth of experience and an excellent track record of running successful companies both in NZ and the UK. Having been through a number of mergers and acquisitions over the years, and most recently selling her own business through ABC, she understands how vital it is to maintain excellent communication and transparency throughout the process.
Belinda is committed to providing her clients and customers with an exceptional level of service and aims to keep the sales process as stress free and efficient as possible. She has established a wide network within the greater Wellington region and with her extensive business background is well placed to facilitate the sale of your business.
Jacinta has a comprehensive background in hospitality, business and education and is well connected within the Wellington hospitality space. She has owned and run several enterprises including a Restaurant/Bar, IT Solutions, and Corporate Catering and has worked in NZ and overseas in a variety of hospitality settings.
She understands the hard work, discipline and commitment required in running a business and appreciates that selling your asset is a complex and sensitive undertaking. Buying a business can also be exciting yet daunting, and both these processes benefit from a diligent, pragmatic and flexible approach that reflects the uniqueness of each venture.
Jacinta is a warm, open and motivated individual who enjoys interacting with people. Honest, reliable and hardworking, she is service focussed and goal and delivery oriented.
Since joining the ABC Business team Jacinta is dedicating her passion for business by helping and guiding others to achieve a win-win objective.
Prior to joining ABC, Michael has had 25 years of local and international commercial involvement in manufacturing, distribution and marketing. He has run companies involving reporting to shareholders and other stakeholders, and operated his own entities. He has experience in strategic and business management both domestically as well as internationally (US and the EC).
Michael has worked as Director of Operations for van Rossum Fabrics (makers of knitwear for such companies as YSL, H&M, etc), and been a Director at NWPB (US owner of New Zealand vineyards and a winery). He has also filled distribution and marketing roles for Vintage imports (based in the USA) which distributes wines and 42 Below vodka throughout America.
In New Zealand he has owned and operated his own winery and been General Manager of Winesale (a web-based company selling 30 to 40,000 cases per year), and General Manager at Global Wines which distributes product nationwide.
He has in recent years been involved in a wide variety of consulting and managerial projects including business restructuring, process optimization, and helping prepare companies to go to market.
Michael joined ABC for two reasons; he believes he can help people realize their dream of owning a company and loves delivering results for both clients and customers.
His motto: To Listen, To Collaborate, To Achieve.
The buying and selling of your business are a process that requires professionalism, knowledge and the assistance of a well-skilled business broker. Rick will guide you through this process as a seller or a purchaser to ensure you are well informed and your business presented to its greatest ability. His belief is that a business requires two major factors “Price and Presentation” you get these right you will achieve the sale.
Ricks background of 20 + years in the Hotel and Accommodation industry and more recently 4 years in business brokerage sales, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to assist you in your sale or purchase.
Jason brings 15 years’ experience as a hands-on business owner/operator in various hospitality establishments. As a previous New Zealand Franchisor Jason also understands the complexities and is a specialist in franchise business ownership. Like all business owners, Jason certainly understands and appreciates the excitement, challenges and enjoyment that business ownership brings.
Having personally purchased and sold many businesses, Jason also understands when the time is right to hand over the reins. This requires patience, forward planning, and a dedicated business broker with experience and empathy that can guide both buyers and sellers through the sale and purchase process to obtain the best outcome for all parties involved.
With qualifications in Business Management and having held senior leadership positions within financial services and sales management, Jason’s unique blend of business ownership and corporate employment will certainly provide the confidence you are working alongside a credible experienced business broker that exudes integrity and professionalism to partner both buyers and sellers throughout the Canterbury region.
Jason knows all too well that you will have invested a great deal of time, energy and resources into your business so he will make sure that investment counts when it comes time for you to sell.
Call Jason today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss options for the possible sale of your business.
Long serving in the hospitality industry, Donna specialises in licensed premises, cafes, restaurants and tourism accommodation throughout Canterbury.
She has expanded her areas of expertise to encompass the sale of childcare businesses and their freehold properties.
Making a deal happen with the absolute best result possible for both parties is a true stamp of Donna’s approach. To achieve this Donna takes a consultative role in establishing what your aims and expectations are, and creating opportunities for win-win outcomes for all parties concerned.
Donna is undoubtedly the South Island's leading Childcare expert with sales of over $69,000,000.
Eric brings his wealth of experience from owning multiple hospitality businesses. As the owner of a takeaway business, a motel, a dairy, café & bar he can relate to business owners.
Whilst owning these businesses Eric has honed his problem-solving skills and takes a calm, collected approach. Eric has a passion for business and is always on the look out for areas where value can be added.
Partnering with Eric, when either selling or purchasing a business, means you have a broker you can trust, that can communicate using multiple languages including Mandarin, Cantonese and English. He has a large local and international network and prides himself on high quality service and a passion to deliver for both sellers and buyers.
For a no obligation chat Eric is always available and happy to have a coffee and discuss your business goals with you.
Following on from 25 years of real estate experience during which time she has owned and managed real estate agencies gaining a wide range of experience, selling rural, residential and commercial properties as well as businesses, Sally jumped at the opportunity in 2017 to become a full-time business broker, specialising mainly in Motels and other accommodation businesses.
Sally has had over 25 years of owning and operating motels and hospitality businesses, as well as having a tourist retail shop for 4 years. She has worked for some time in health related businesses, having completed an apprenticeship in a pharmacy on leaving school, and worked as a receptionist in various hospital departments both in London and New Zealand. Now with her husband being in a rest home, she has gained considerable knowledge in the operation of this very specialised type of business.
Having worked in industries where people come first Sally can relate to people from all walks of life and is adept at using her past business experience and skills to advise and guide clients making the transition as stress-free and as enjoyable as possible.
Whenever possible Sally attends the motel ladies’ monthly lunches and also meetings with the accommodation sector of Hospitality NZ and follows all their news items to keep up with and understand current trends in the industry.
Sally considers it a very important part of her work to spend a lot of her time sharing her knowledge and experience with vendors and buyers as they travel through the process of selling or buying a business.
If you are considering selling or buying a business give Sally a call. She’s always ready for a coffee and a chat.
Creative and innovative with an eye for detail, Jono takes the time to understand buyers and sellers and the business he is representing from the beginning of such a life changing journey. Jono’s strengths lie in strategic planning, relationship management and effective marketing.
He is able to match prospective buyers with an appropriate business so they are set up to succeed from the outset, ensuring that the process of buying or selling a business is accomplished with ease.
He is determined to help others succeed. Whether it’s now or in the near future, buyer or seller, Jono would love to have a confidential conversation about your business or a business you are interested in buying.
Read more about what our clients say about Jono, here.
Donna has had 35 years in the Banking Industry, having held a number of senior positions at ASB in the commercial, retail and private banking divisions. The previous 35yrs in the finance sector have given Donna a passion for helping people in the area of financial wellbeing and supporting them to achieve their financial goals.
For the past 18 years Donna has been located in the Queenstown/Central Otago region, so knows this market intimately and has numerous local connections. Donna is a focussed individual, who understands the daily challenges of running a business and will aim to ensure the process of buying or selling is effortless to you.
Donna loves working with people and genuinely cares about them - so having her assist you will be an enjoyable experience, with the best possible outcome.
With over 15 years of experience in the sales industry, Akash started his journey in retail at a young age. He started his business from scratch which has been running successfully for over 10 years. He then went on to own a well-established hospitality franchise business, where he gained hands-on experience of the day-to-day operations. After successfully turning the hospitality business around, he sold it for a profitable price. Akash knows what to look for when buying a business and also knows what is required to prepare the business for sale in order to achieve the best sale price.
Akash is an avid entrepreneur himself and understands the needs and requirements of his clients. He is client focused and thrives on achieving the best possible outcome for his clients. He values developing strong relationships with his clients, building trust and confidence to work together towards achieving a positive result.
In his spare time, Akash enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Akash’s interests include cars, travelling and exploring new hospitality hotspots to dine at.
Akash is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi. If you are looking to buy or sell your business, get in contact with him and he will be happy to discuss your business goals with you over a coffee.