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Find out why Cathryn Austin from Aus International Business Brokers Pty Ltd is Australia's most respected and loved Business Broker.

Cathryn's clients simply have so many praises to sing for the amazing job Cathryn has done for both the vendor and the new business owner.

If you would like to thank Cathryn in the best way possible let her clients know how she made your sale or purchase a professional and smooth transaction by send her your testimonial here.

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8 August 2016

Dear Cathyrn,

Thank you so much for the beautiful gifts and the lovely card. What a beautiful surprise to arrive to these wonderful and thoughtful presents.

Thank you also for guiding me and helping us both through this process. You have been very patient and your advice very wise (particularly about solicitors!).

I hope when you have time and when you are in Canberra, you will let me take you and Jill to lunch.

I hope also that you had an enjoyable holiday - with no bad bug or bear stories to tell.

Thanks again, and please drop in soon or let me know a good day for a lunch.


Bronwen Mackenzie
8 August 2016

( Purchaser )  Congratulations Bronwen  on  the purchase of this magnificent  business  thank you for  being so easy to work with throughout the sale a real pleasure !  we wish  you all the best in your new adventure  Cathryn

( Vendor )  Congratulations Jill  on the sale of your well run business and for all the input you gave throughout the sale process , its been a pleasure working with you and Bronwen ,we wish you all the very best in your retirement / Cathryn

Cathryn Austin

June 2015 To Cathryn Austin & staff at AUS International,

I am so grateful to you for selling my business!!! Although not a speedy sale you kept persevering. You were very professional, also very approachable & worked tirelessly to the very end which made the whole transition possible.  I had personal reasons for wanting to sell, due to your experience, knowledge & persistence you secured the sale enabling me to move on with my life. I cannot praise or thank you enough & will not hesitate in recommending you to other vendors.

Kindest regards,

Estelle Greene - Goolgowi Road House

Vintara Wines

Cathryn and her team were contracted to sell our vineyard, winery and home.

Whilst we were initially sceptical about up the front cash commitment from us, once they had completed their initial approval of our business, Cathryn was always there and took personal interest in the business and the sale.

Our business was a unique family operated and relatively complicated operation, Cathryn was able to understand the business and to sell that to the buyers, this was instrumental in selling our business.

Michael- Vintara Wines, March 2014

Tranquillity Day Spa

Aus International has been head and shoulders above any brokers I have dealt with in business sales. They are ahead of the game, pleasant to deal with and supportive in the sale of our business. I have been astonished by their large base of buyers of which they have both in Australia and overseas and their fees are less than any other I have dealt with. Don’t be nervous getting involved with Aus International, they are there to sell your business.

Colin Green, Director C.A.Green

BP Adaminaby

We cannot thank you enough for selling our business; your instant response to any queries and follow up calls was fantastic.  Your website certainly attracted a lot of enquiries; we were amazed at the response

R.W.Durchin (vendor)

Darryl Lea, Nowra

The communication between all parties was handed expertly and you returned phone calls very promptly.  I was grateful for your presence at the stocktake and for the follow up you did on some problems such as the lease issues and other legal matters.  In short we found your service exceptional and have already recommended you to other interested persons

Keith & Chris Clarke (vendors)

Incredible Edibles Nelson Bay

Thank you for always returning calls (day or night), answering our questions and chasing solicitors!  There were many issues well beyond contracts and paper work that you dealt with on our behalf without a worry

Jennifer Pollard & Gus Viera (vendors)

North Coast Cranes

We engaged AUS International Business Brokers in April 2012 to list our business for sale and had our first enquiry within about 3 weeks of it being placed on the internet site and in their magazine. This first enquiry led to an offer within a couple of months (after financials etc. where audited), and then the eventual sale and settlement a couple of months after that.

Cathryn and her team where nothing short of professional through the whole process and in regular contact with updates and information as it came to hand. Most if not all of the legal and accounting aspects of the sale where negotiated by AUSIBB as well, leaving us free to concentrate on the day to day operation of our business, which is important as our monthly profit/loss was still being monitored by the purchaser throughout the sale process.

I would definitely engage AUSIBB if I had to go thru the same experience again, and have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone considering listing their business for sale.


Regards, Scott Jackson - North Coast Cranes

Wauchope Colonial Bakery

Hello Cathryn,

Peter, Norman and I would like to thank you for the professional manner in which your Company Aus. International Business Brokers handled the sale of our business Wauchope Colonial Bakehouse.

From the initial contact we had with your business we were impressed with the confidential way in which the manner was handled. We were grateful that you screened all potential purchases before introducing us, saving us the unnecessary hassles of 'Tyre kickers'.

Once a prospective buyer was introduced you kept us informed of all aspects of the sale. We were most grateful that you met with us and the buyers at our business premises on a Sunday to discuss the purchase, even though you had just undergone surgery and had to travel a long distance to attend the meeting.

We would be more than happy to recommend your services to our friends and colleagues should they be in need of a Business Broker.

Once again thank you for your great service, it is greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards - Denise Cahill

Hyams Beach Realestate

To Whom it may concern,

I would like to endorse & thank Cathryn Austin of Aus International Business Brokers for her effort & professionalism in procuring the sale of our business.

Cathryn's communication is wonderful on all levels and with all people.

I would not hestitate in recommending Cathryn Austin or her firm to my colleges if asked.

Thank you again.

Read the original testimonial here.

Todd Gallant, Hyams Beach Realestate

Mr Birds

Dear Cathryn,

Now that the sale of my business has finally settled, I would like to congratulate you on your wonderful service, especially your communication skills with having many discussions between the purchaser and myself. It hasn't been easy but we got there in the end.

I wish you and your team every happiness and success in the future.

Kind regards, Ian Rhodie - Mr Birds MYO

Canberra Commercial Waste

Congratulations to JJ Richards  for the purchase of one of Canberra’s top investments

Cathryn Austin, AUS International Business Brokers Pty Ltd

Shoalhaven Houseboats

Hello Cathryn, we are so happy and relieved that our business has sold and the deal has settled. Thank you for your unfailing help and support. We really appreciate your untiring efforts to find a buyer. Thank you for asking the hard questions to determine the integrity and financial capacity of potential buyers thus saving us from the many tyre kickers out there.

I do not believe I would have found the stamina to see the sale of this business to a happy ending. It has been our pleasure to do business with you and we have and will continue to recommend you to anyone who needs to sell a business. Thank you for the beautiful flowers, wine and chocolates, after we completed the settlement on my front verandah it was a pleasure to present the buyers with their flowers and wine from you. A lovely touch and a wonderful conclusion of the sale.

All the best Cathryn, stay in touch.

Lisa and Mark Patterson, former owners of Houseboats on Shoalhaven

White Ibis Guest House

Congratulations to Liz and Larry for purchasing the White Ibis Guest House. All the very best in the future.

Cathryn Austin, Aus International Business Brokers Pty Ltd

Congratulations Bill and Annamarie on the sale of great business. Happy retirement! And to the buyers Tom and Jackie on the puchase of a top, well known business. Both a pleasure to do business with. All the very best for the future.

Cathryn Austin, Aus International Business Brokers Pty Ltd

The Terrace Cafe, Tumut

Congratulations Lynn and Wayne Shoemark (Purchasers) and Sharon and Judith (vendors). Thank you, it was a pleasure girls. You are exceptionally good vendors and the purchasers are the nicest people. Good luck in the future.

Cathryn Austin, Aus International Business Brokers Pty Ltd

Sports Power, Tumut

Congratulations Andrew and Sam Calaster (vendors) and Clayton and Karen Lyndley (purchasers), excellent vendors and purchasers, a top business and great people to deal with. All the best in the future.

Cathryn Austin, Aus International Business Brokers Pty Ltd

Tumut Valley Bakery

Congratulations to Darrel Dowling. Good luck in the future.

Cathryn Austin, Aus International Business Brokers Pty Ltd

Tumut Food Van

Congratulations Lynnette and Wayne Shoemark. All the best in future.

Cathryn Austin, Aus International Business Brokers Pty Ltd

Active Littlies Child Care Business Central Coast

Congratulations Karen and Wayne Phillips (vendors) and Joanne and Kevin Muller (buyers), great buyers and vendors and a top little child care centre.

Cathryn Austin, Aus International Business Brokers Pty Ltd

Child Care Centre Active LittliesFreehold only

Congratulations Guido and Claudette (Purchasers) and Karen and Wayne Phillips (vendors). A TOP BUY and a pleasure to work with the owners and purchasers (the business is still for sale).

Cathryn Austin, Aus International Business Brokers Pty Ltd

BP Bacchus Marsh

Congratulations Alan and Margaret Quick (vendors), wonderful lovely people worked with me all the way and (Buyers) Jamie and July Reale, top buyers a pleasure to work with, all the best in your adventure.

Cathryn Austin, Aus International Business Brokers Pty Ltd

Loyalty Tours Sydney

Congratulations to Samantha Hickman (vendor) and Sharon Bateson (purchaser), two of the loveliest, smartest & professional woman I have had the pleasure to work with (we had the business sold and settled in 3 weeks – thanks girls!)

Cathryn Austin, Aus International Business Brokers Pty Ltd

Bay Leaf Cafe Nelson Bay
Congratulations Karen, Stephen & Janette (vendors) and Dennis & Phyllis Cook (purchasers).

Cathryn Austin, Aus International Business Brokers Pty Ltd

North Nowra Development Site

Congratulations to Pam, Daryl and Ray on the sale of Crams Road development site.

Cathryn Austin, Aus International Business Brokers Pty Ltd

Norah Head Swim School

Congratulations (vendors) Karen and Wayne Phillips, we wish you all he very best in your future adventures. Congratulations (purchasers) Julie and Liam Barlow, a new relocation and life awaits you in one of the best listings we have ever had the pleasure of selling, good on you!

Cathryn Austin, Aus International Business Brokers Pty Ltd

Penrose Country Supplies

Congratulations (vendors) Ian and Fiona Vanderbeek. Thankyou for being model vendors. Stephen and Kelly Shepherd (buyers), all the best in one of the best listings we have had the pleasure of selling.

Cathryn Austin, Aus International Business Brokers Pty Ltd

The Powder Works

Michael Topless (vendor) and Ron Westerberg (purchaser), congratulations and all the best for the future.

Cathryn Austin, Aus International Business Brokers Pty Ltd

Matilda's Service Station, Tamworth

You went to great lengths for this buyer and attended inspections to ensure this buyer the best possible opportunity to get a full knowledge and understanding of our operation.  You were travelling to all areas showing this buyer properties and giving the buyer all the attention possible.  You are a person of impeccable integrity and dedicated to your profession

Ian Randolph & Owen Rogerson (vendors)

Tumut Produce Store

The purchase of the business and moving from QLD to NSW went very smoothly, much of this was due to the excellent service and help provided.  This level of help and service is not often seen today

Peter & Joanne Davis (buyers)

OJ's Cafe, Narooma

We wanted to express our deeply felt gratitude to you for the professional manner in which you handled the sale of our business.  We appreciated your honesty throughout the negotiations and your knowledge of procedural processes required when it became evident that we had a buyer. We are extremely happy with the price you were able to secure for our business

Onno & Judy de Smith (vendors)

OJ's Café Narooma

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the support and assistance you gave during the time we were assessing the business, your quick response to questions that needed to be answered together with the advice you offered was greatly appreciated.  When the time comes for Carol and I to move on, rest assured you will be the one we will turn to to sell the business

Malcolm Blake (buyer)

Penrose Produce Store

We previously had the business listed with another agent and the difference between that agent and you was unbelievable!  We were very impressed with our dealings with you from the time we listed.  You assured us that the business would sell, at the price, if we were prepared to give it time, and sure enough it did

Ian & Fiona Vanderbeek (vendors)

Shoalhaven Railings

To ALL Business Owners, when I decided to sell my business after 16 years, I searched through the websites of business brokers and rang Cathryn, based soley on the quality of the ”bestbusinessbuys” website.

As history proves, it was the best decision I have made in a long time. Cathryn was absolutely committed to selling my business from day 1. The way she filtered the curious from the genuinely interested is a marvel to behold. Throughout the whole process Cathryn was professional, prompt and treated the sale of my business as if it were her own.

I did not list or advertise my business with anyone else and can state absolutely that by listing with Cathryn, this was the deciding factor of a successful sale.

Cathryn was even there helping with the stocktake on the day of takeover, seeing the sale through to the end.

I would like to thank Cathryn so very much for her effort and wish her all the best in the future.

Shoalhaven Railings

ABN: 98 150 838 896   BUILDERS LIC: 90434C
Office, Showroom & Factory, 21 Trim St South Nowra 2541
PH: 02 44230333 Fax: 02 44230666

Darren Holmes, former owner of Shoalhaven Railings

Dear Cathryn,

Just a quick note to thank you for all your help in the purchase of Shoalhaven Railings. At no time since I first enquired about the business through Best Business Buys did I feel pushed in any direction and your responses to all my questions were timely and professional.

I have been in the business four weeks now and am enjoying it immensely. It has taken my life in a totally different direction and the move out of Sydney has been is good for the soul.

If you need any recommendations for yourself or your business please feel free to call me.

Best Regards

John Ingersole, new owner of Shoalhaven Railings