Merchant Business Brokers was founded by Ian Jones and Shane Fox with a view to establishing a superior business brokerage that delivers outstanding outcomes for people and businesses.
Ian and Shane are leading, multi award winning business brokers with over 50 years of combined experience in all aspects of business sales, franchise sales, mergers and acquisitions.
The aim of Merchant is simple – to connect buyers with sellers!
Since its establishment, Merchant has grown to become the known, trusted and leading business broking specialist. Merchant’s wider team includes specialist brokers and industry professionals with experience and expertise across a wide range of industries.
Merchant works strategically with clients to fully understand their needs and their goals and to provide the professional service, support, tools, resources, knowledge and expertise that delivers them with the very best outcomes whether it be buying or selling businesses, divesting parts of a business or achieving strategic growth through acquisition.
Merchant’s clients benefit from the use of industry leading and innovative technology and systems as well as the teams highly developed skills, experience, work ethic and negotiating abilities to help individuals, companies, franchisors and groups achieve the very best outcomes.
Today, it is becoming increasingly clear that the best way to make a difference for people and businesses, is to first fully understand their needs and their goals and to provide the professional service, support, tools, resources, knowledge and expertise that delivers the very best outcomes that they cannot obtain anywhere else.
Our philosophy is simple:
We invest in our clients, and our communities and industries, building our business one relationship at a time. We recognise that our clients are as unique as their individual circumstances, needs, hopes and dreams.
Providing each client with opportunities, innovative solutions and outstanding service is more than just a way of doing business… it’s who we are at the core and it’s what we do.
To be the very best at connecting people to business and businesses to people, to create opportunities, that generate wealth, enhance lifestyles and ultimately fulfil dreams and enrich lives.
To provide opportunities for clients, staff and partners to live fulfilled and enriched lives that positively impact on their families, businesses and communities.
As a business owner and multi award winning business broker and experienced business professional, Ian Jones has over 20 years of practical and broad business experience in all aspects of business sales, franchising, business development, marketing and retail network development.
Ian understands that the best way to make a difference for people wanting to buy or sell a business is to first fully understand their circumstances and to provide innovative and customized solutions that delivers clients with the very best outcomes.
Ian loves business and has a heart for helping people achieve their best in life and in business and will always go above and beyond to help business owners, buyers and sellers to achieve great results.
Shane been a business broker in Newcastle and the Hunter region since 2003 giving him an unparalleled insight into not only buying and selling businesses, but also the local region.
He has a passion for small business and has listed, sold or been involved with businesses from under $100k right up to $10M, covering a wide range of sectors, including cafes, heavy manufacturing and everything inbetween!
Shane has always enjoyed economics, business law and marketing so it is no wonder he combined those areas of study and interest to find a career in business broking.