Tabak - Christchurch Business Sale Brokers, Sumner, Christchurch


Hi Damien, thanks for your assistance too – very professional and experienced

- DesK : Purchaser
Hi Damien
As you know, I’ve been a business advisor and mentor for over 15 years as well as running several businesses of my own. I learned one lesson really early on, employing professionals is usually cheaper than trying to do a job you have no experience with or time to learn. So when it came to selling my tourism businesses, having seen your great work with other clients, you were the first person I thought of. I found you incredibly professional to deal with, the information provided was clear, concise and easy to follow. Most importantly, there were some stumbling blocks that cropped up during the sale process and, even with my years of business experience, I can genuinely say that without your expert knowledge and guidance I don’t think I’d have got the sale over the line. The phrase ‘you get what you pay for’ was never more true. I will strongly recommend all my clients use your services when selling their business.
Thanks once again.
Sara Leadbetter, Business Advisor

- Sara L : Business Advisor - Tourism
Damien, we would like to thank you for finding the right people to take over our family business of over 23years. You have done a remarkable job in assisting and guiding us through the process of selling our business. Your attention to detail and professionalism helped us seal the deal. It was a pleasure working with you and we look forward to contact you again in a few years’ time.

- Ralph F: Tourism - Cycle Tours
I have no hesitation recommending Tabak to anyone. Russell and team were very thorough and professional and exceeded our expectations dollar and service wise. Thanks for everything guys.

- NeilW & TonyL : Sheetmetal Engineers
Damien of Tabak made the purchase of the business flow. Communication was clear and therefore helped the due diligence process immensely. We are very happy with the purchase and the service was more than we expected

- Michell& Nigel FL: Retail - Christchurch Office
Tabak and in particular Damien acted very professionally briefing the seller and I together. This was very refreshing after 3 years of trawling through websites and subscribing to various businesses for sale sites.
Damien has obviously worked hard at preparing the business for sale – not only with the vendor but also master franchise holder. He was knowledgeable not only on the financials but the industry as a whole.
I would highly recommend talking regularly to Damien to monitor opportunities for sale that you have agreed fitted your profile

- Richard W - Purchaser
Tabak have been a pleasure to work with in the sale of my business. They took the time to have a full understanding on how the business operated. In doing this there were no surprises to anyone (buyer or seller). I would use Tabak again to buy or sell.

- DavidJ: Fabrication- Vendor
This was the first time we have been involved with a business broker, so were unsure on what to expect. His professional manner was very reassuring and put us at ease. I have to say that Damien has set very high standards for any future dealing we may have with brokers.

Damien was excellent in explaining all the steps involved in the process. He answered any questions we had, even if it meant going off track. He showed great patience and understanding and at no time did we feel as if we were being rushed or any of our queries were trivial.

We were kept fully up-to-date on how things were moving along. Fantastic communication.
Clone Damien!

- Ian & Marg J: Vendor
Many thanks to Damien for helping us through the purchasing process. He was able to guide us through very professionally but with a friendly approachable manner. The initial meeting was invaluable as it set the groundwork of processes and let us know what to expect from other parties, our own responsibilities and allowed us to plan ahead. A very smooth purchase transaction all round. A steep learning curve at takeover but running smoothly now. A good decision to step out of the corporate rat race.

- Val & GlynnE - Niche Rental/Hire
I must say this would have to be the best prepared Information Memorandum I have seen.

- Greg B - Purchaser
I would recommend Tabak Business Sales and Damien Fahey in particular to anyone looking to sell or purchase a business. The information, the assistance and the advice, was excellent at every step of the process. We were able to make well informed decisions and had a great relationship with the vendors which was made so easy by Damien. What could have been a daunting process was straightforward (still big) with a successful outcome.

- Hamish & Sarah G - Purchaser
We were the purchaser of a business which was offered through Tabak who provided support throughout the process.
Our negotiations were fairly complex as the offer we made comprised a mix of our company shares, future employment provisions, and a cash consideration. Tabak assisted in sorting the value of the package offered and negotiations to resolve various issues.
They provided very prompt responses (including over the weekend) and helped the process progress at all times) we would be very happy to work with Tabak again.

- Richard G - Purchaser
The sale of my business through Tabak Business Sales was totally seamless. Russell Wheal steered me through the whole procedure with much professionalism. It was certainly helped by the fact that he is a qualified accountant. Nothing was a problem to Russell; he was always there when we needed him.

- DennisS: Vendor - Import & Distribution - Christc
Having recently completed the purchase of an established import and distribution business in Christchurch I found Russell Wheal to be extremely professional and knowledgeable regarding all aspects of the sale and purchase process. The information provided during the due diligence phase was of the highest standard. The entire process was very transparent which resulted in a smooth transition for us.
We highly recommend Russell and Tabak as business sales brokers. Russell’s service far exceeded my expectations.

- PatW: Import & Distribution - Purchaser
We spent over a year looking for a business. We got in touch with Damien at Tabak and he presented us with an Information Memorandum on a business that was by far the most comprehensive we had seen. Throughout the purchase process Damien was excellent. He co-ordinated and documented meetings with the vendor, followed up with written and verbal support, answered any queries promptly and professionally and wrote up an excellent agreement. Our solicitor even commented it was the best he had seen in a long time.

- ChrisW & SusanM - Purchasers Trades
Just a quick note to say thank you very much for all the excellent work you put in to complete the sale of “Tidy Design”. It took “us” a while to find just the right buyer but you were always very professional with all those who showed interest, and there were many.
It was great having you do all the leg work while I could simply stay focused on the keeping the business ticking over. Please feel free to suggest any prospective Vendor call me to discuss the quality of your skills, expertise and service, happy to recommend Tabak and yourself to anyone.

- Dan O: Print-Graphics Industry - Tabak Queenstown
The sale process and guidance that Damien Fahey gave was excellent. The business sold within the first week which is a testimonial in itself. I like the way Tabak used their data base to advertise which kept everything low profile, which we wanted. I was impressed at the amount of interest that was given to our business and the second person that was interviewed bought the business. It’s also good that I can ring Damien for advice after the sale process. I will use Tabak again if I have another business to sell.

- PeterC : Building Services - Christchurch Office
I initially contacted Damien Fahey at Tabak to conduct an appraisal of my business and to discuss ideas for my exit strategy. The information and advice he supplied was excellent. Damien put together all the material for prospective buyers and was extremely good at only presenting quality prospects. He went and found the buyer of my business through his own networks. Damien made a complicated process more bearable and achieved a great result for all parties. He is professional and a pleasure to deal with

- Rae F : Event Management – Christchurch Office
Service was excellent. Very professional approach to the sale which lead us to say a very good outcome. Damien Fahey went above and beyond to obtain sale and meetings held with buyers were always done professionally.

- Karen W & Ken W : Vendor
Damien - Thank you for the persistent work, Lorraine and I know you have put into make the sale of the removal business happen. We as you trust that the final change over goes well.

- Lorraine & Murray : Vendor
Thank you Sam.
This is the most comprehensive, impressive set of work I’ve seen recorded by an agent in a business sale.

- TessW: Lawyer - Lawn Maintenance
The process of selling my business through Tabak was dealt with very professionally and it was very painless. Sam arranged everything with prospective purchasers and organised a day of meetings with interested parties. I was always kept informed of progress. The final result was a sale within three weeks of listing at more than the listed price. I highly recommend using Sam Cherry and Tabak. The service was superb.

- LindaM: Vendor
Damien Fahey was, from the very start to the finish the consummate professional in all of his dealings with Mainland. His personal input was impressive and never failed to surprise. A number of issues that arose were handled in a very competent manner indicating a thorough insight of the business he had for sale and a general high level of accountancy and business knowledge. Would thoroughly recommend Damien to anyone thinking of selling a business.

- TimC : Retail - Christchurhc Office
The service is what we would have expected from a professional broker this being Damien Fahey of Tabak, we were very confident in Damien’s ability to handle the sales process. We certainly received plenty of feedback on the progress and happy because the right fit for the buyer was found and the suggestions made by Damien were validated.

- Eden P & M: Vendor - Sales and Installation
Damien from start to finish acted in a friendly and professional manner, he was very clear in what he required from us and the buyer of our business.
Damien made the process of selling a business very simple and achieved for us a very fair price in a very short time frame. We would highly recommend Damien from Tabak

- Craig & IvorD: Vendor
I had been looking for a suitable business for some time and we have dealt with a number of agents, from the outset Russell Wheal/Tabak were standout performers. The business profile was detailed and well written which made it easy to determine whether it met my investment criteria. The agent was instrumental in addressing points of difference between the parties and in the end I think we both came out with a win-win deal.
Russell was very well prepared for the due diligence and was able to answer any questions that I had promptly. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of the sales process and have no hesitation in recommending Tabak to other clients.

- GrantA; Purchaser Fabrication
Liz Satherley was the agent for the recent sale of my florist shop “Court Florist”.
Liz had been recommended by another business to me previously and I had passed that recommendation onto friends of mine who had a business for sale. This sale turned out to be successful so there was no question in my mind that I would be using Liz when it came to the sale of my business.
Unfortunately I had to sell under urgency because of serious health problems, which created a stressful situation right from the start. Liz understood the situation completely and went out of her way to be as helpful as possible...because of circumstances, Christchurch, the size of the business, etc it was not a particularly easy business to sell quickly, but Liz did her utmost to accommodate the situation which eventually resulted in a successful sale.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Liz as an agent again, and have, as a matter of fact just done so.

- Doris G: Florst Company - Vendor
It’s been my pleasure meeting you and getting this project completed. I thank you for making the whole thing painless and I shall of course mention you to anyone I hear of wanting to sell up.

- Maru T - Vendor
In all aspects of the sale of our business Damien made it unbelievably easy and smooth. He gathered all information required by the purchasers and gelled both parties together. This made the whole experience seamless and easy, while being totally professional and efficient – 4am emails is a great time for progress reports !! commitment. – thank you Damien

- Mark & JinF - Vendor
The IM you provided was detailed and thorough and certainly assisted in getting the transaction over the line. Good team effort by all!

- Amy - Westpac Bank - Purchaser Bank
Thank you very much for assisting in the purchase of my new business. From the initial phone call to the meeting with the owner and yourself, to the final contractual arrangement, I found the whole process to be handled very professionally.
Your attention to detail was commendable and your promptness to address any questions I had was very much appreciated.
It is always nice to work with a business broker who is both personable and follows through from the start to the completion of the transaction.
Once again thank you and I would have no hesitation in recommending you personally and TABAK to others who wish to sell their business.

- ShelleyB – Physiotherapy - Queenstown
I made my choice to use Damien Fahey of Tabak Business sales when looking for a business to purchase due on a glowing recommendation I received from one of his previous clients.

Damien met with me to discuss my requirements and explain the sale and purchase process. He then came back to me with a business that was a perfect match for what I wanted.

The whole process went smoothly; Damien was there to help every step of the way from my initial meeting with the business owner to final signing of the sale and purchase contract.

I will be using his services again.

- DavidB: Flooring Service - Purchaser
Liz Satherley was the agent who sold 50% share of my business.
Liz was extremely thorough in getting to know my business. It is a specialised niche business which is not easy to understand, the previous agent certainly struggled with being able to describe all the nuances of what the business does, or could do. We also needed a special type of person. Firstly it had to be someone who could work happily and well with my daughter and the creative staff we have. My daughter is the other 50% shareholder and director. Secondly it had to be a person with a set of skills that would contribute to the growth of the business. Finally it had to be someone who had the ability to understand the fundamentals of the current business and then grow the range of product.
Although this took some time, Liz came up trumps, and the share of the business is sold. Liz at all times worked in an extremely professional manner, was very patient with both of us, the purchasers and the lawyers. Liz provided the paperwork we needed and gently moved us all towards a conclusion. We would recommend Liz to anyone who wants to sell their business; she was at all times great to work with

- HughD: Shareholder Sale – Christchurch Office
Tabak’s representative, Russell Wheal, gave us confidence that our sale would be handled professionally. We were impressed with the secure nature in which our business was marketed and the process to “select” a buyer. We were happy with all aspects of our sale. Our biggest comfort came from the stealth nature in which everything was undertaken so as not to jeopardise staff and customer relations with our company, these have been successfully retained.

- OllieD : Engineering - Christchurch Office
I had very disappointing experiences with a number of business brokers from other companies that gave me very little confidence of the services provided by brokers. However, I was very pleasantly surprised by the level of professionalism, the depth of knowledge and in the amount of transparency throughout the process. Russell Wheal certainly improved my views of the business broking industry in NZ. I have already recommended Tabak to friends and colleagues and would have no hesitation in doing so again. Keep up the good work

- EddieM : Manufacturing & Export $4.5m - Christchur
Tabak Christchurch, through consultant Russell Wheal, recently valued and marketed our manufacturing business. The valuation process was thorough and professional. We obtained an excellent price and more importantly from a purchaser who was a good “fit” with our expectations. The professional and detailed preparation of valuation realised a quick and relatively painless sale process. We would happily use Tabak again for this purpose.

- JohnP : Manufacture & Export – Christchurch Office