Success stories from happy clients

We bought into a takeaway/café business just 2 years ago as a young, enthusiastic couple. Initially we tried to sell it on our own, and during that time we had several brokers approach us but none that seemed genuinely interested in working with us to get the business sold. Manni on the other hand was respectful, honest and open about what need to be done. Manni told us he has an extensive database of buyers that he would approach. Within 48 hours of listing with Manni, he had a contract on our business! Actually he had more than one. Initially the fees associated with listing and selling a business through a brokerage scared us, but now I would have paid Manni double for the guidance & support he gave us. We have seen other local business owners and even friends go through a lot of pain and stress trying to sell their business, but with Manni it was hassle free. We are so very thankful to Manni for his care, knowledge and professionalism in showing us everything we needed to do/know to achieve the sale.

Sian & Tim

Sellers - Fast Food / Takeaway

Dear Manni, Martene and I, just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for your assistance in selling our business. We enjoyed working with you especially as you did what you said you were going to do - which we learnt is unfortunately unusual - we had been promised results with other agencies as you know they failed to deliver. So thank you for being upfront, honest and to the point. It made life so much easier, enabling us to put our business on the market at a good selling price and actually receiving the full listed price - WOW - that was pretty remarkable as it is a buyer’s market! And it took 4 months to the day - you said give it six, so again - Fantastic! So thank you once again and good luck for the future, we will no doubt give you a call when we sell the next business!

Carlo & Martene

Sellers - Cafe / Restaurant

Thank you Manni and your team for helping and guiding me throughout the buying process, with a high level of integrity and professionalism to yield a win-win outcome for the seller and myself as a buyer. You always respond promptly to any questions I have. I truly appreciate your efforts and your knowledge is invaluable. I would certainly recommend your skills to others in the future. I wish you all the best!


Buyer - Health Industry

Manni, thanks for looking after the sale of our business. We are extremely pleased with the sale price, the quickness and turnaround, as well as the professionalism shown throughout the process from initial chats about a possible sale, creating a thorough and exciting sales memorandum for potential buyers, keeping us in the know about inquiries, and through to finalising the contract and getting us top value for our business. If we are interested in buying or selling a business in the future, we will certainly be reaching out to you to help us on this journey. So, thank you and we wish you (Manni) continued success as well!! Kindest regards from the semi-retired

Katie & Ben

Sellers - Fast Food / Takeaway

We met Manni years earlier as a customer in our business and knew that if we ever wanted to sell, he would be the best man for the job with his extensive experience in Business Sales. We had a good relationship with Manni and we trusted him to achieve the best outcome for us. Manni’s experience and professionalism kept us at ease and informed through every step in selling our business. Our business was well advertised and Manni followed up on every lead that was presented to him. We would highly recommend Manni Ribeiro

Kate & Dylan

Sellers - Cafe

Manni and his wife were regular customers in my restaurant. We easily bonded as we both were involved in the clothing industry previously and so Manni seemed the obvious choice when it came time to sell our second business. Manni advised me on how to present our business for sale and within a few shorts weeks we had 3 buyers negotiating on Contracts. The presentation pack for the sale of our business was very professional and thorough, and Manni’s easy going manner put the buyers at ease. Manni packaged the business in an easy to sell manner and weeded out the tyre kickers quickly so we didn’t waste anyone’s time and quickly achieved the required result. The business was sold above the asking price and Manni handled all the sale process so I could focus on continuing to run both businesses. I would thoroughly recommend Manni to sell your business and will be using him again without doubt when I decide to sell our restaurant.

Andrew & Cheryl

Sellers - Fast Food / Takeaway

We wish to thank Manni Ribeiro for guiding & supporting us through the process of buying our first business. Manni provided all the necessary information, was always contactable and extremely helpful during the whole enquiry process. The level of detail and advice provided by Manni helped make the decision to proceed with the purchase. The information was provided in an easy to understand format enabling the sale to take place. Everything was organised in a timely manner in preparation for settlement thanks to all the help from Manni. Manni was not only very knowledgeable about the business and the area, he was very flexible with his time and worked well with both us and the sellers. There was no hard selling and it was all about making sure the business was a good fit for us. This was the first business transaction we had been through and without the help of Manni it would have been a very difficult process. His guidance and patience made everything manageable and it was reassuring knowing that we could contact him if anything was concerning us. He was very generous with his time and always made us feel that nothing was a problem. We can't thank Manni enough for his help.

Scott & Lorraine

Buyers - Juice Bar

We wanted to write a brief thank you to Manni Ribeiro, who worked with us during the purchase of our business. Communication was open and frank and we were kept updated with all developments as things progressed. When it looked like the sale was going to fall through Manni managed the process professionally and with great communication to get things back on track and see it through. All round experience with Manni was a good one and would happily recommend them.

David & Trish

Buyers - Wholesale / Distribution

I had been searching for a café for about 12 months. Manni never forgot about me whenever he had a listing he thought was worth looking at. We went through quite a few cafes. Some which were not quite right for me and then some I was to slow to react on and missed out on. During this time Manni and myself got to know each other well and have since remained friends. Manni now is a frequent patron of my café. I really appreciated Manni’s honesty, diligence and his relaxed yet professional manner. Manni always came prepared promptly to all of our meetings and was able to gather information quickly if I needed it regarding any of the listings I was interested in.


Buyer - Cafe

Manni Ribeiro has been the ultimate professional in his approach to selling my business. His clear communication and warm professionalism gives a highly personal and caring approach. My natural health business had some unique features, which required creative solutions. His ability to adapt to potential buyers giving honest advice lead to a very successful outcome and continuing relationship for both myself and the new owner.


Seller - Health Industry

Anyone considering the listing of their Business for Sale, you could not go wrong with Manni. We had known Manni for several years, through our business, so when we decided to list our business, he was our first choice. Manni conducted a very professional and efficient sale for us. Signed, Sealed, and settled, in a very short time. We would highly recommend, Manni Ribeiro and Bakers Lawyers, to manage the Sale of your Business. Many Thanks Manni

Kev & Lorraine

Sellers - Tobacconist

I really felt happy dealing with Manni for his professional way of dealing the commercial aspect of business broking but his friendly approach and attitude made us very comfortable in going ahead with buying the business. Manni was always well prepared to all our queries and quickly responds to our concerns. He was always available for meeting at a very short notice to listen and resolve our concern .His professional yet relaxed friendly way is rarely seen in this field of buying and selling business. Manni’s deep knowledge and experience has won our trust and our buying of business was very smooth. We have already conveyed our intent to buy another business through Manni. I will highly recommend Manni Ribeiro. Well done Manni.

Harin & Meena

Buyers - Tobacconist

We could not be happier with the services provided by Manni and attention to detail, quick responses and rigorous pursual of enquiries ensured an efficient and quick sale in less than 2 months of listing. Manni’s guidance and negotiation skills with multiple buyer enquiries ensured we receive a sale price only a little short of our asking price. I would have no hesitation is recommending his services.

Colin & Jude

Sellers - Wholesale / Distribution

Manni is very thorough and does not mind asking the hard questions. He was also very diligent in getting back when agreed and is happy to take calls 24/7. Manni took the time to understand our business and has a very good feel for how we work and run our operation. There is a good level of trust. The reason I went with Manni Ribeiro to start with, was that I was regularly contacted by Manni, so it was top of mind! The business broking industry here on the Sunshine Coast has very few professional operators and Manni is one of the better ones and I feel he is working hard for me to get the best outcome. One stand out factor is his willingness for me to deal directly with clients in the early stage which has worked well. Most sales people normally want to control every conversation and meeting. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking to sell their business.


Seller - Franchise

We had received emails from Manni for years before we considered selling and he persisted even though we didn’t contact him. His emails were interesting and so when the time came we contacted him. We were impressed with his honesty and professional approach. When introducing buyers he spent an enormous amount of time explaining to them how the business could be more productive. As a result of his efforts we sold, and have already recommended him to another business and will do so to in the future.

Pam & Margaret

Sellers - Footwear Store

Manni, I must say I am impressed with the quality of the work done. Many thanks for your assistance thus far.

Murray Crawford

Principal - CLO Lawyers Toowoomba