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Profitable Nursery In Midrand For Sale

Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
Asking Price:
R5,000,000 Furniture / Fixtures and Inventory / Stock included
Sales Revenue:
R3M - R8M
Cash Flow:

• This is a great investment with medium-term first-option property ownership included!
• Seller has offered and pre-agreed to a “package deal” as he seeks a gradual exit into retirement after 43 very successful and rewarding years in this industry.
• This well-established and popular wholesale and retail nursery is located in the N. Suburbs of Johannesburg and specializes in shrubs & large trees.
• Seller is offering a full-time, 12 - month hands-on mentorship to a new nursery owner or any other appointed person, FREE of charge to the purchaser.
• Stock on hand: R2.5 mil (pre-agreed often is higher) To be paid off fully from the business net profit on a monthly basis during the first 12 months when the seller is still overseeing the business for the new owner
• Sale of nursery includes a comprehensive list of assets and other improvements.
• Nursery operated by five staff members, including the owner himself
• Property has various outbuildings available for equipment and staff quarters.
• High profit margins on all stock with negligible (if any) stock loss risk!!
• A well-established client base, including regular supplier to numerous corporate landscapers, domestic landscapers, other nurseries and the general public.
• Average sales and turnover for past 24 months: In excess of R440 000 monthly
• Average monthly net profit before tax but after all business expenses for past 24 months: R220,000 (This includes the owners salary or drawings)
• Asset list includes 1 large truck with crane (for the transportation and relocation of large trees) as well as 2 other delivery vehicles.
• Much of the stock on hand is grown, nurtured and regenerated from seedlings on site.
• Irrigation by way of two boreholes and borehole pumps.
• Favorable trading hours: 8am to 4pm most days and closing slightly earlier on Sundays
• Initial investment of just R5 million everything else paid for out of the business net profits over a 5-year lease period, of which Year-1 is completely rent-free!
• Rent for the part of the property occupied by the nursery business to be negotiated for a 5-year lease period. Rent is only payable by the purchaser from the 2nd to the 5th year of the lease at an annual escalation of 8%
• In addition, the seller will grant the first option to the business purchaser only for the outright purchase of the full 25 000 sqm property on which this excellent nursery is situated and which also has a house and adjoining cottage thereon. The pre-agreed price for the full property and all buildings would be R7.5 million, and the purchaser can exercise that option if he / she wishes to do so. This can take place at any time after the first twelve months following business take over and up to the 60th month in line with the lease agreement. Should the purchaser decide to do so, he / she would most likely be able to pay for the property from profits of the business saved over the preceding period and will have no need to raise a bond or commit further own funds from elsewhere.

More information will only be provided on signing an NDA and submitting Proof of Funds.

Property Information

Real Estate:



Main road visibility

Premises Details:

25 000m2 property with Nursery business, large owner home and numerous outbuildings.

Size in square feet:
25 000m2.

Business Operation

Expansion Potential:

Lots of opportunity to create additional income streams on the large property.

Competition / Market:

Very few supplying large trees.

Reasons for selling:

Owner is retiring and emigrating.

Trading hours:

Mon - Sat: 8am - 4pm.
Sundays: 8am - 3pm.

Years established:

Other Information

Support & training:

Full handover by owner.

Furniture / Fixtures value:
R5,000,000 - included in the asking price
Inventory / Stock value:
R10,000,000 - included in the asking price