Robert Brawley

Business Broker
Office: Waikato


Robert Brawley MBA (Dist.), GradDipBusStuds.

Business Broker

Robert Brawley is a business broker with broad business experience.

He is an experienced business executive and trusted advisor with a demonstrated history of management, business ownership and consultancy across a range of industries including; agriculture, tourism, professional services, accommodation, pharmaceutical, retail and medical.

Following a career in banking and commercial finance, Robert established a financial and business consultancy with an area of specialty in due diligence and financing for business and motel purchases and developments. During this time Robert arranged finance for a large number of motel and business sales within the South Island. He also provided business consultancy services to businesses across a wide range of industries.

Married with four adult children, he has a keen interest in sports and community wellbeing. He is a director of the Mid Canterbury Rugby Union and a trustee of the Rakaia Medical Centre; he is also an avid sea kayaker. When not working, sea kayaking or attending to his community duties you are likely to find Rob and his wife Jo enjoying the outdoors working on their lifestyle block.


“After researching our options Robert stood out and his skills confirmed to us the benefit of employing his services. With Robert’s marketing skills and professional approach, our business was sold within a short timeframe. The whole experience was managed promptly, hassle free and with all areas in selling a business covered, resulting with us also extremely happy in the financial result.”


“After careful consideration we selected Robert Brawley to sell our family owned business. It was a watershed decision to sell a business that had been built up over two generations. Robert quickly gained our trust and managed the sale process professionally and shouldered the hard work and administration required to run an optimal process. He handled the final negotiations with skill, and we were delighted with both the new owner and the sale price and terms achieved”.


“We had an overwhelmingly positive experience with Link Business and Robert​ Brawley. I found him to be honest, knowledgeable, and attentive to the needs of both buyer and seller. By setting realistic expectations and using his expertise in mergers, banking and acquisitions, Robert brings incredible value to both sides of the transaction, facilitating  uccessful transactions which maximize value for sellers, while simultaneously setting up a buyer for long-term success.”


“I found Robert to be a good communicator who always kept me informed. He is personable and very easy to get on with, yet at the same time professional.”


“Why would I highly recommend Robert? Because he is clearly vested in his clients. The difference in dealing with Robert was like night and day compared to my other experiences with business brokers”.


“I feel that he went over and above what would be expected.”


Robert did a very good job assessing people that were suitable for our business. He was able to create strong interest and then whittle 18 interested buyers into 4 serious contenders for our business”.


“We were able to ask many questions and we appreciated Robert’s financial background and business knowledge. He was very professional and has many contacts around the region. We were always comfortable that Robert had out best interests at heart.”


“Robert made a difficult process easier. When it got difficult, we appreciated Robert’s ability to mediate and keep everyone happy and get it over the lone when it could have failed.”


“One of the things I liked best was the way Robert saw the value in the business. He had a vision for it from the beginning and developed a concise marketing approach to achieve the sale. Before I marketed the business with Robert, I spent time with other brokers and real  state agents and I’m not at all sure they understood the business and would have managed the sale process the way he did.”


“Robert is a very astute businessman, with a great grasp of the issues involved in “deal making”. He has a wide knowledge of the financial world, and is keenly intelligent and analytical. I would want him on my side for any business negotiation, as he is always professional, but also, working 100% for his client!”