Richard Ridler, BAgSci

Business Broker & Business Valuations
Office: Auckland – Ellerslie


After graduating from Massey University, I worked as an Agricultural (farm) Adviser and then with Agricultural and Industrial chemicals. I published 2 scientific papers on Agricultural pesticides. From the early 1970’s to 1989 I held senior management positions in medium to large NZ manufacturing companies. I owned and ran my own business from 1990 to 1999. As can be seen I have a broad commercial background largely in manufacturing.

I have been a successful business broker with Link business broking since Dec 1999. During this 20 plus years I have sold many medium to large businesses throughout NZ (but largely in Auckland). I have an excellent understanding of business owners’ expectations and needs and work closely with the owner and his financial, legal and other advisers to obtain a satisfactory outcome for all parties.

I was for around 4-5 years a member of the REA’s Industry Advisory Group (Business Broking). I was also on the “Skills” group that reviewed training for the real estate industry. I am recognised in the industry as a knowledgeable and experienced broker and have in the past trained and supervised new brokers.

As you can see I have long and broad experience in business and as a Business Broker and offer honesty, integrity, diligence. I have the commitment and ability to get the outcome any business owner seeks through confidential and competent work with them.

I am also experienced in business valuations and can offer this to those business owners seeking an impartial, accurate and detailed valuation for (the owner’s) discussion with “friendly” parties seeking to enter into a partial or total buyout from the owner.

Outside of my work I enjoy fishing (deep sea, saltwater and freshwater). I am an active golf club member, enjoy walking and traveling locally and internationally (when able to).

I look forward to working with and advising any business owner on their best options of exiting ownership of their business.