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Totalspan Franchise

Steel Buildings; Stunning Profitability and Sales; Regional South Island

$490,000 - Canterbury



This business is a Totalspan franchise, with the group established some 35 years ago and with 28 franchise locations throughout New Zealand. The regional Franchise i.e. NOT based in Christchurch, has been in operation for nearly 20 years and the current owner has been involved for all of that time. The business offers a wide  range of roll  formed steel buildings all manufactured in a central New Zealand location. The business is listed under the Tabak Christchurch office, but not located in Christchurch.

The business model is simple and well supported by the franchisor with good systems and processes in place. Brand recognition is very high with catchy national advertising that is well recognised. The working owner is supported by an office manager and construction staff. The historic performance includes both consistent sales and increasing profitability.

This business has provided a very good living to the vendor who now wishes to move on after nearly 20 years at the helm. The business services customers from the lifestyle, rural, residential and commercial sectors and

generally operates with a good forward work book, and there are identified opportunities for growth.

Business Highlights include

  • A regional leadership position in a very appealing location
  • High profile, well presented display site on main arterial route in to a regional centre
  • Good marketing and systems in place for the premium brand in the industry
  • 2022 FY sales & profit and forward orders remain strong
  • Strong cash flow business with favourable deposit regime and no stock held

Potential for Future Growth

  • High energy marketing and networking by new owner operator
  • Leverage off franchisor relationships and support
  • Improved management and follow up on sales pipeline
  • More focus on the 'habitable' market and commercial larger span buildings
  • Upswing in local permits and values bodes well for the future

The Buyer

The buyer will have a genuine interest in sales and marketing and some experience within, or knowledge of the building industry would be an advantage. Would suit a salesperson within the wider construction sector; a tradesman who wants to get 'off the tools' but enjoys sales; or a Husband & Wife team who may have a trades background. 

Net Surplus $286,345 EBPITD

Contact: Damien Fahey
Office: Christchurch

Confidentiality Agreement for Business Reference 070322, Broker Name Damien Fahey

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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