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Construction Support Services

Equipment Hireage

$475,000 - Auckland



This is a superb opportunity to purchase an established construction support services business based in Auckland. Service offerings to their residential and commercial customers include install, hireage and removal of the equipment.

With a total staff of 4 (including the owner) the business has up to 20 to 25 residential and 1 to 2 commercial jobs out of hireage at any one time. Revenue is earnt on the install, hireage and removal of the equipment. The initial hireage is for a period of seven days and extra is charged if timeframes extend beyond this. The equipment ensures a safe, fast and cost effective solution to keep those working at height safe and complies with all Worksafe guidelines.

The business makes extensive use of technology to assist with job management including scheduling of all jobs from first contact and quote right through the install, invoicing and final removal.

There is a good pipeline of ongoing and upcoming work but the nature of the industry means that the lead times are relatively short, typically only one to two weeks. Several of the largest customers are on agreed hireage and so these jobs are not specifically quoted in advance.

The owner is leaving Auckland for personal and family reasons and wants to ensure a smooth transition to the incoming owner.

Business Strengths

  • Known brand in industry;
  • Fundamentally simple business hireage model;
  • Small team of staff to manage;
  • Good database of residential and commercial customers;
  • Monday to Friday operation;
  • Owner only works 20-25 hours per week

The ideal owner of this business could be someone who has a sales and marketing or business development background and / or operations management background and is comfortable operating in the customer base that Elevation already has. Or they may be an existing scaffold or edge protection business looking to expand their existing product offering and who can leverage their existing experience to the benefit of a wider customer and product base.

Net surplus: $ 164,439 EBPITD (actual average surplus for 4 years to FY22)
EBPITD - Earnings before One Proprietor, Interest, Tax and Depreciation

Contact: Andrew Larsen
Office: Auckland

Confidentiality Agreement for Business Reference 050722, Broker Name Andrew Larsen

Between Tabak Business Sales and the Interested Party.  The Interested Party must be an individual's name, NOT a company name.

In consideration of Tabak Business Sales (being any or all of Tabak Ltd (Licensed under REA 2008) and/or Tabak Business Sales Limited (Licensed under REA 2008) and their respective business brokers) entering into discussions relating to the possible acquisition of the assets or shares of any business(es) presented to me by Tabak Business Sales and specifically the business referenced above, I/We hereby agree and undertake as follows:

  1. To treat as totally confidential the identity of the business(es) disclosed to me and any details as to its operation or financial accounts;
  2. I acknowledge that the financial records, customer and supplier details and other information relating to the business to be disclosed to me shall at all times remain the sole and exclusive property of the Vendor and that such information is of competitive value and of a confidential nature and that loss or damage would be sustained by the Vendor if such information should be used or divulged by me for any purpose other than the evaluation of the purchase of the business or should it become into the possession of an unauthorised third party;
  3. Not to disclose the identity or any details of the operation or financial accounts to any third party (except my accountant or legal advisor who shall agree to respect this requirement for confidentiality) unless expressly authorised in writing by the Vendor or by Tabak Business Sales;
  4. Not to make an approach to the Vendor of any business disclosed to me by Tabak Business Sales, or the business' staff, customers or suppliers without prior arrangement with Tabak Business Sales and to refer all queries through Tabak Business Sales;
  5. We acknowledge that Tabak Business Sales is the introducing agent, and that all offers and deposits for the business, shares or property will be conducted through that office;
  6. If, I as a potential buyer breach clause 4 of this agreement and buy directly or indirectly this business from the Vendor of the business quoted then I the buyer will be responsible for any loss of commission due to Tabak Ltd (Licensed under REA 2008) and/or Tabak Business Sales Limited (Licensed under REA 2008) as the case may be;
  7. If, I as a potential buyer breach clause 1, 2 or 3 of this agreement I undertake to indemnify Tabak Business Sales against any actions, proceedings, costs, claims, demands or liabilities which you may suffer in consequence of that breach;
  8. That all information is received for no other purpose than the evaluation of the investment potential of the business;
  9. If I decide not to proceed with the investment, I agree to immediately return to Tabak Business Sales all written information supplied by it and retain no copies and to delete any electronic records including all emails and attachments relating to the business(es);
  10. Acceptance by Electronic Mail: Execution of this Agreement and transmission between the parties by electronic signature and email response each to the other or their representative will constitute offer and acceptance and satisfy the requirements of Section 5 of the Electronic Transactions Act 2002.
  11. Privity: For the purposes of Part 2, Subpart 1 of the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017, the parties acknowledge and agree that the agreements and undertakings given by the recipient in this Confidentiality Agreement are given for the benefit of the Vendor and its related companies and representatives, and are enforceable at the suit of all or any of them.

Before proceeding with this Confidentiality Agreement, it is recommended that any prospective purchaser

  1. seeks legal advice.
  2. may or may need to seek technical or other advice and information.
  3. review Tabak Business Sales’ internal process in relation to any complaints.  A copy of these can be found here.
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