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Testimonials

Name Business Testimonial
Nadia Stinga Rihani Yoga Village  View 
Founder Melbourne based online & retail business View
Jeremy Lowe  Avance, Chartered Accountants View
Benedict Hughes www.massageoilshop.com.au View
Melissa Field Yoganics  View
Founder Regional Industrial Business View
Kate, Business Owner Specialist Food Retailer View
Peter McConvill Shizuka Ryokan View 
Bruce Sanderson Sanderson Consultants View
Alan Blackburn Blackburn & Associates View
Rod. Hendley  Greenmont & Habitat Conveyancing  View  
Bamford Family Bamford's Funerals View
Putker Family Kilmore Bakery View
Delia Timms Find A Baby Sitter Michael did a great job...
Debbie Roberts BACS Bookkeeping Thank goodness for Michael...
Lee Elizabeth George George Migration Michael was a fantastic...
Diana Sargeant Silkie Gardens Café Michael assisted us selling...
Erik Birzulis Landair Surveys Michael assisted with commercial...
Tim O'Brien WineBoss Australia Michael demonstrates outstanding...

Nadia Stinga Rihani

Yoga Village 

Michael Kerr’s DIY small business sale program was an absolute lifesaver. From preparing professional documents to coaching me prior to sales calls and other related tasks; this program gave me the confidence and know how to move forward and close a deal within a short period of time. His easy way of explaining allowed me to understand the process in a way I hadn’t before and Michael went above and beyond to assist me, even outside of business hours as I was working on this over a holiday period. I would highly recommend working with Michael for his professional manner; looking back, I don’t know how I would have managed without his assistance.

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Founder

Melbourne based online & retail business

After establishing and running a successful online business for several years, I started to consider selling as my medium term strategy. I met with several brokers but was unimpressed. They seemed to lack impartiality and were keen to put my business in a ‘box’, and get me to sign on with them after only an initial meeting. I didn’t come away from those meetings with a clear view of all my options. 

I initially spoke with Kerr Capital on the phone and it really felt like Michael was working to understand me and my drivers for selling.  We worked through both my personal and business objectives, Michael challenged my thinking about what I wanted to do, and guided me through some extra thinking about my business. 

Kerr Capital analysed the business in its component parts, worked through how the business could be attractive to different types of buyers and helped me understand what was involved in preparing for sale and how I would best approach potential buyers and what the different sale options were.

Working through the program with someone who was interested in getting the best outcome for me personally, I felt I got excellent, unbiased business advice and never felt like I was being pushed to sell. In fact, after I completed the program I could more clearly see the potential in different parts of the business and rethought my plans to sell, focusing on the most profitable and simple parts of the business. 

Michael’s approach was spot on for me. I feel confident that the work I’ve done getting the business ready for sale puts me in a great position to make the business even more successful and appealing in the years to come. 

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Founder

Regional Industrial Business

So far as our recent business acquisition is concerned, we could not be happier. The process has been most rewarding. It has filled us with confidence and provided an experience that would not be available in a book or schooling system. We are very thankful for your involvement and creativity. As expressed. Your patient and worldly approach has been both encouraging and comforting. You have helped us make this dream a reality by guiding us superbly through a period of discomfort. On behalf of my family and our team, we convey our greatest appreciation to you.

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Kate, Business Owner

Specialist Food Retailer

Michael of Kerr Capital was recently introduced to us by a mutual business acquaintance to assist in the sale of our medium sized retail business (3 stores, 65 staff). As a long term separated couple with increasingly different views on the direction of the business, we had approached Kerr Capital to sell our business. To date and as an interstate client of Michael’s, we have met with him several times, including a day in which he familiarised himself with the operations of our business. He has since supplied us with a comprehensive evaluation of our business, with expert analysis of all aspects of our operations and highlighted some key areas and ways in which we can improve and grow our business. At this point Michael is acting more so as a business consultant, giving clever and insightful advice as an exterior person. Very quickly he has become a confidant and mentor in areas with which we require business expertise (and sometimes mediation), and is helping us to realise that with perseverance we can grow and increase the value of our business. Michael and his team are passionate and extremely knowledgeable in their field. Although it is inevitable that we will use Kerr Capital to sell our business at some stage, we feel fortunate to have their involvement for the foreseeable future. It is very obvious and reassuring to us that Kerr Capital’s motivation is to see the best longer term result for the business, even if this means deferring the sale for a period. And to this point we look forward to our ongoing partnership with Michael and team. Sincerely, Kate, co-owner.

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Delia Timms

www.findababysitter.com.au

Michael (Kerr Capital) did a great job helping us prepare our business for sale and understand how to unlock it's value for potential buyers. Michael also guided us through the sale process to help us get the best possible result. There are many, many things you need to consider when selling a business, and Michael helped us focus on the most important things. Throughout the process Michael also impressed us with his professionalism and his personal integrity.

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Tim O'Brien

Co-Founder at WineBoss Australia Pty Ltd

Michael demonstrates outstanding business acumen and has a highly developed understanding of the challenges and opportunities that exist in organisations of all shapes and sizes. We engaged Michael for his in-depth knowledge of the online sector, which recently led to an excellent sale result for one of our online businesses. Michael's attention to detail, negotiation skills, and ethical business sense made for a very smooth, no-nonsense, and stress-free transaction.

I heartily recommend Michael for his high integrity and personable nature, as well as his demonstrable skills in business valuation, business acquisition, and business exit planning.

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Debbie Roberts

www.bacsbookkeeping.com.au

I’ve discovered that selling a business is not an easy thing but, in my case, it was compounded by the fact that I was on Lord Howe Island for the last 10 days before settlement! With limited internet and no phone coverage or car, I rode a bike about 3 km to the best internet on the island which was at the local museum where I spent a couple of hours every morning and evening for over a week answering emails and making Skype calls. Thank goodness for Michael Kerr, from Kerr Capital! His wisdom and clear thinking kept me calm. He walked me carefully through the due diligence process and kept me informed every step of the way. He managed the conversations between the buyer and myself at all times and gave us strategies to keep the deal moving forward – right up to the settlement and his expertise in brokering the sale of businesses gave me confidence in his advice. I would highly recommend Kerr Capital for anyone who has a business for sale.

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Lee Elizabeth George

George Migration

Michael was a fantastic help personally coaching me through the sale of my small business. I found him extremely knowledgeable and helped me through each stage of the process. He was also very personable and a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend him to any small business owner looking for expert guidance at a reasonable price.

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Diana Sargeant

Silkie Gardens Café

Michael Kerr assisted us in selling our Café Business in Kilmore, Victoria and throughout the process, we were extremely confident with Michael as our Business Broker. Michael was always contactable and followed through with supporting us during the sometimes difficult times associated with selling a small business.

We highly recommend Michael Kerr to anybody selling their business.

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Erik Birzulis

Managing Director at Landair Surveys

Michael has assisted me with commercial advice regarding purchasing businesses. His advice has been very useful in commercial negotiations.

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