‚ÄčTabak Business Sales started its Auckland operation in 2004. Since inception, Tabak Auckland has quickly become entrenched in the local business community and has earned a reputation for success and innovation.

If you are looking at buying or selling a business north of the Bombay Hills, please contact your local Tabak team.

To see business opportunities in the Auckland region, please click here.


+64 9 307 3569


Level 10, 120 Albert Street,
Auckland, 1010
New Zealand

Our People


Alex Smith

Managing Partner

Alex Smith is a managing partner of Tabak Business Sales in Auckland and is also a founder and director of TBK Capital. Alex has over 20 years’ experience ranging from travel and tourism, financial services, consulting and professional services. Alex has successfully facilitated and completed projects across a wide range of industry sectors valued between $250k to $15m plus. He has also been involved in numerous market viability studies and new enterprise and product launches including finance companies, import and distribution ventures, and health and nutrition businesses. Alex holds a BA (Hons), a Bachelor of Business Studies and is licensed under REAA 2008.

Mobile: 021 240 0054

Jonathan Barrett

Senior Associate and Chartered Accountant

Jonathan Barrett is a Senior Associate and a Chartered Accountant. He has been with Tabak since 2013, and has brokered numerous business sales, mainly of manufacturing and distribution businesses. These have ranged in value from $300,000 to over $10 million. Jonathan has 30 years' business experience in New Zealand and overseas, including ongoing ownership of an online distribution business. He holds a BCom in Accounting and a BA in History from the University of Auckland. Jonathan is licensed to sell businesses under REAA 2008.

Mobile: 021 538 194

Andrew Larsen

Senior Associate and Chartered Accountant

Andrew Larsen is a Senior Associate and a Chartered Accountant with 29 years' experience in New Zealand, the US and Europe.  Andrew’s background includes over 8 years’ experience in Chartered Accounting firms as well as a corporate financial role in a transport group for 3 years. Furthermore, Andrew’s experience includes the ownership of a business for 16 years employing 35 staff and a turnover in excess of $9 million per annum.  He has a particular interest in the valuation of businesses and business strategy.  Andrew holds a B.Com from the University of Auckland and is licensed under REAA 2008.

Mobile: 027 483 4200

Colin Varney

Business Broker & Rent Roll Specialist

Colin Varney is a seasoned professional with a sales and business background who ventured into the real estate industry in January 1996. In 2001, he became a business owner while also completing a National Diploma in Business. With a wealth of experience in buying, selling, and acquiring various businesses over the past few decades, he has been a trusted advisor in the field of mergers and acquisitions. Colin's business philosophy has always revolved around providing quality service, and that's exactly what you can expect from him. He leaves no stone unturned in his pursuit of achieving premium results for his clients. Colin is a licensed business broker under REAA 2008.

Mobile: 021 820 444

Robert Young


Robert Young is an Associate with 30 years of business experience in NZ, Australia, Europe and the US. Robert was a key member of the team that acquired over 35 flooring retail operations creating NZ's largest retail group, plus the acquisition of several large scale strategic commercial operations in Australia, being a key driver in transforming the entire industry. Robert has also managed, owned and operated, businesses as diverse as rural broadband infrastructure, cross border online payment systems, and merchant banking analytics including natural language processing and artificial intelligence. Robert holds a Business Diploma from Auckland University of Technology.

Mobile: 021 791 170