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Cliff Bell
Cliff Bell
BA Economic Honours
Aldes Exclusive
13 mandates

One of my testimonials: “Thank you for your never ending patience and support in this whole affair. I can honestly say that I have not met a more professional and committed business person before. Thank you for ALWAYS acting in my best interest and for seeing the sale of my training business through to the end”. Paul Hartog and then his wife Sharon “I also just want to thank you. I know I wasn’t always involved with the discussions etc and this has been a long road but your service went above and beyond and for that I have no words really other than to say Thank you so much. It was probably the hardest commission you ever worked for  but we really appreciated your commitment and integrity“ – CTS // FOURTEEN SALES completed during COVID, with continued high interest from Sellers and Purchasers alike. This follows on from a busy and successful 2021, 2020 & 2019, which were filled with numerous Sales and building a bigger base of qualified large Purchasers. Sales have included inter alia : Accountancy practices; Foundries; Hotels ; IT; Manufacturers; Retailers; Schools; Service Industries; Wholesalers..... // I am a BA Economic Honours graduate and am: the Principal of ALDES Exclusive Business Brokers (DURBAN - the 2nd oldest Franchise in the Country); top KZN and a top 10 SA Broker (out of 53) for a 5 year period; as well as, having received the 2022, 2019 & 2018 Brand Ambassador Award for Service Excellence. My deep understanding of various business sectors and quick mind have enabled me to work with my Sellers to obtain for them a sale to the right Purchaser, at a good price and within a highly acceptable time period. The sale process is always fluid and being calm, collected, knowledgeable and yet focused on the differing but pertinent issues for both parties, is what defines me. ///
“Thank you so much for your professional help and for such an easy, seamless process”. Christine McLaren - C
“It was a pleasure working with you. Thank you for your patience, dedication and professionalism in selling my business”. Kenneth Martin - PI
“I would like to express my appreciation for the professional way you assisted me in the sale of my ICT business”. Jock – GSM
“” I must thank you on behalf of all of us for the excellent service and professionalism which you have rendered to us from day one. I want to compliment you on a job well done and to let you know that it has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you and Aldes as our business brokers. I will highly recommend you to anyone wanting to sell a business and wish you all the success in the future. Thanking you kindly. Mike Duath – DWD””.
" I always told Andrew that there is only one agent that I believed would sell our business and it was you ! Congratulations on making the sale, you definitely deserve it". Terri - Cabins.
I have been extensively involved with the inward location of industrial and commercial companies toward South Africa since 1991. The client base for this work has come from several continents, with specific sources including : People’s Republic China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In-depth country and corporate investigations were conducted in the course of more than thirty business tours to these countries, amongst others, with a view to assessing market and company opportunities. This work also comprised or resulted in assisting with the relocation and establishment of companies within South Africa. Client organisations assisted in this way have principally been in the sectors or sub-sectors of power generation, wood, paper, minerals, chemicals, plastics, metal, engineering and tourism.

Over the past thirty years, my experience has reached Executive and Board level in the areas of corporate and asset based finance, strategic planning, development and management of commercial and industrial property, as well as in the development of mid-size business and heavier mineral transformation industries in the well-known seaport area of Richards Bay Export Zone, the leading commercial and industrial port of South Africa linked by road/rail to the capital, Johannesburg.

Apart from holding the position of Managing Director of a major regional Investment Promotion Agency, I have also served on a number of leading professional institutions for the South African economy at national level, including Tourism Investment, Best Practice City Commission, Titanium Cluster, Port Liaison, Container Handling (Chairman), as well as vice-chairmanship of Trade and Investment for the Durban Chamber of Commerce.

As a member of economic study teams established and directed by Business Location International, my experience outside southern Africa has embraced industrial sites and zones in North and West Africa and in the Gulf region, I am a specialist in the downstream development of mineral and chemical applications of major sources of raw materials, as well as, Free Zones.

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