JD Hyslop

Business Broker - DC, PharmD.
Office: Auckland – Ellerslie



If you are looking at buying a business or think that it may be time to sell your existing one, JD will not disappoint. His success is based on incredible negotiation skills and a thoroughly professional approach.

Throughout his working career he has owned and been involved in a variety of businesses. He knows how to market and promote your business to achieve the maximum return. JD is respected for his direct but friendly attitude, impeccable client service and exceptional communication skills. As a shareholder at LINK Business, he is committed to maintaining professional conduct and ensuring client satisfaction.

He lives locally with his wife Louise, together they have two young boys. As parents they enjoy supporting their local community, giving their time freely to various local organisations.

As your trusted broker, he is bound by his duty to work relentlessly, navigating any scenario with a finely tuned focus. For JD, achieving the best possible outcome is the only result of interest.


To get a FREE, no obligation appraisal of your business and learn how best to prepare it for sale, in order to maximise sale price, email JD now at jd.hyslop@linkbusiness.co.nz


  • 2021/2022 – LINK Most Marketing Ellerslie – #3
  • 2021/2022 – LINK Broker of the Year Ellerslie – #3
  • 2021/2022 – LINK Chairman’s Club. Recognised for Excellence
  • 2020/2021 – LINK Chairman’s Club. Recognised for Excellence
  • 2020/2021 – LINK Broker of the Year Ellerslie – #1
  • 2020/2021 – LINK Most Marketing Ellerslie – #1
  • 2020/2021 – LINK Most Businesses Sold Ellerslie – #2
  • 2020/2021 – LINK Most New Listings Ellerslie – #3
  • 2020/2021 – LINK Client Service Award New Zealand #1
  • 2020/2021 – LINK Most Marketing New Zealand #1
  • 2019/2020 – LINK Rising Star International – #1
  • 2019/2020 – LINK Rising Star New Zealand – #1
  • 2019/2020 – LINK Rising Star Ellerslie – #1
  • 2019/2020 – LINK Broker of the Year – #5
  • 2018/2019 – LINK Best Marketer – #2
  • 2018/2019 – LINK Highest Marketer – #2


Nick and JD were very professional during the sales process.  JD in particular was very good at identifying suitable candidates for the business which resulted in less stress and a successful sale.


We purchased our business during difficult covid times, as we are out of Auckland this relied on zoom calls and videos. JD was very professional, allowed us to communicate freely and added advice when appropriate. We appreciated his informed yet laid back approach. He was not pushy at any time, and we have been able to purchase the business without any hiccups.


Having been told that a Law Firm would be very difficult to sell, I decided to use the services of JD, Nick and the team at Link Business.  The results were excellent with a smooth and timely sale, while achieving the best possible price.  JD, Nick and the team were extremely professional and it was a pleasure doing business with them.  I would not hesitate to recommend them to a prospective Vendor. Many thanks team and well done!


Working with JD and Nick was a great experience. As a first-time business seller, they took the time to explain the process and provide me with the relevant information at the correct time. Their communication was excellent. Throughout the sales process, we worked together on the strategy, timing and approach, and my options were always clearly presented, well thought out and constructive. I enjoyed working with them, and fundamentally would not have sold my business without their expert assistance.


JD was the broker I dealt with in the purchase of my business.  I obviously expected him to be professional and competent, which he was.  But I was more impressed with his ability to encapsulate the questions I had and to summarize the conversations I was having with the vendor.
JD clearly knew the right questions to ask in order that I could be as informed as possible.  He also knew when to move on to the next issue, rather than dwelling on what had been previously discussed.
I would have no hesitation in recommending JD as a business broker.


Nick was very patient with us and showed that he genuinely cared about the business. JD was also available for questions, catchups and updates. They both exhibited a high level of professionalism throughout the process, they were able to bring in potential purchasers that we would not have found for ourselves and they ultimately helped us to sell the business for the asking price we are happy with.


I found JD Hislop extremely helpful, patient, and supportive through the process of buying a business.  Whilst I accept, he was fundamentally acting on behalf of the vendor, I always felt that he held my best interests at heart also.  I believe he found the middle ground with which to facilitate the sale.  I would have no hesitation in recommending JD to anyone.


JD and Nick are an extremely professional and diligent team who handled our sale with complete confidence and helped us to achieve the best possible price.  We wouldn’t hesitate using them again and recommending them to other prospective vendors.  Thanks guys, and keep up the good work!