Donna Apes


Donna Apes

Business Broker

Phone: 027 570 1872

Mobile: 027 570 1872

About Donna

Donna brings a long serving background in the hospitality industry with over 25 years business sales experience. Specialising in licensed premises, cafes, restaurants, and tourism accommodation throughout the South Island.

Donna has also been selling childcare for ABC Business since 2012 and has achieved over 100 sales in this sector, making her the South Island specialist in Childcare.

Donna understands the confidentiality that surrounds a childcare business sale and prides herself on maintaining this, whilst achieving the best result for the owner. Donna is experienced with the complex and delicate process of transitioning a childcare business from vendor to purchaser and prides herself on giving all parties a win-win result.

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 has completed over 200 sales with ABC Business Sales and has over 25 years’ experience in business sales. 

Market Knowledge

Donna has comprehensive knowledge on sales multiples across the hospitality & childcare sectors.

She always prides herself on keeping up with the latest industry information that may have a bearing on hospitality or childcare sales.

Buyer Networks

Donnas has 25+ years’ experience selling hospitality & 10+ years’ experience in childcare sales and is connected with the major leaders in the market


Donna prides herself on her integrity, which has allowed her to build an excellent reputation in the business sales sector.

Communication Skills

With previous experience as a brewery rep and 25 years’ experience in business sales Donna has developed communication skills to work with people from all different backgrounds and manage any situation with a calm demeanour.


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