Anthony Gilbert


Anthony Gilbert

Business Broker - Childcare

Phone: 09 215 7498

Mobile: 021 784 865

About Anthony

Anthony Gilbert’s experience in business broking has truly established him as one of the most highly successful brokers in the business.  This success is substantiated by the fact that he has won the Business Broker Salesperson of the Year at the REINZ Awards for Excellence every year from 2012 to 2015, and again in 2018 and 2019.

While his range of expertise over the years has spanned a number of business sectors, since 2000 he has specialised in the childcare sector, in which he is become the acknowledged industry expert.  This level of expertise and success has established Anthony’s credibility in the childcare industry which has owners approach him again and again as they either expand their businesses, or sell their business to retire or move into other market sectors.

As an expert in this field, Anthony offers centre owners a no-obligation appraisal of their business, and in many instances also suggests sensible alternatives to improve the operating efficiency of a business.  This in turn gives rise to a business which is more valuable and easier to sell when the business owner is ultimately ready to take the business to market. 

In the almost 24 years that he has been specialising in the childcare sector, Anthony has sold close to 440 childcare centres, including in some instances the associated freehold property.  This very large proportion of the market can be attributed to Anthony’s reputation in the industry and the relationships he has built up during these years with many childcare owners.

Anthony’s previous experience of 15 years as a senior chartered accountant means he is also well qualified to assess a wide range of large and often complex businesses and negotiate a successful sale.  Anthony has successfully sold a number of large businesses over the years from different sectors.  He has strong analytical skills and excellent negotiating skills and he applies this considerable experience across most business sectors.

North Auckland Childcare Centre
Well-established centre situated in a popular town less than an hour north of Auckland, licensed for 48+ children. ...
Childcare - Auckland North Shore
Superb purpose-built childcare centre, licensed for 76+ children, positioned in one of the North Shore's most popular...
Purpose Built Centre - Good Location
Well-established, purpose-built centre licensed for 79+ children. A very good teaching team is in place while an...
Well-Established Quality Centre
This is an attractive quality centre situated in a good location close to central Auckland, licensed for 37+...

Anthony's testimonial

"I was thrilled to have Anthony when selling my centre. He responded very quickly to email, text and phone call, and he gave me great advice, and got me a solid offer in just a few days.  He works VERY hard for his clients and best of all, gets results!  You won't go wrong with Anthony if you look to sell or buy an ECE centre."

Steven Tan

"Anthony has an immense amount of energy, passion and enthusiasm which resulted in the successful sale of our childcare. Not an expert ourselves, Anthony was able to answer the many questions we had and guided us through the process with knowledge and expertise."

Sandra & Gary Cully

"I have been aware for many years that Anthony Gilbert is the go to person in the Auckland marketplace for buying or selling a child care business. Anthony approached me about a year or so before we decided to sell our childcare business, and offered a no obligations assessment of how our business was running, compared to industry norms. I took him up on this, and he helpfully pointed out some areas of efficiency and inefficiency that he observed.  He also talked about the business’s likely market value, and without any pressure let me know that should we consider selling in future, he’d be very happy to assist us. Over time, and with a number of discussions, we decided that we would be prepared to sell, but only to the right sort of buyer, and only if there was no advertising of the business throughout the market place. Anthony was very respectful of this, and prepared a confidential memorandum for promotion to his database of potential buyers. Ultimately this resulted in a sale which we were happy with.

Anthony is a no nonsense operator, who moves quickly and efficiently. We were updated regularly on the process, and felt that all likely prospects had been appropriately vetted, and were genuine potential purchasers. We were happy with the outcome, and naturally would have no hesitation in recommending his services."

Allan Bates