Business succession
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Business succession in the catering industry

As the owner of a catering business, the inevitable moment comes when you (have to) start thinking about the future. Sometimes simply prompted by age, but sometimes also because, for example, the urge for a new challenge is growing!

The Dutch catering industry still has a relatively large number of family businesses. Succession of the company to a family member is then obvious. What could be better than handing over a self-built company to your son or daughter!

But, what if the kids don't want the company (for whatever reason). then lies sale and therefore also business succession available to a third party. In all cases, there are commercial, fiscal, economic and emotional issues that need to be carefully investigated and recognised.

Are you planning to transfer your catering business to a child or perhaps a third party? At HAP Horecamakelaardij we have everything in-house to provide you with the right service in the business succession of your catering company.

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Why HAP Hospitality brokerage?

We work nationwide from
three regional offices

More than 20
years of experience

We operate nationwide

No cure no pay

Independent deal maker

A large network

to the point
object information

Involved, integer
and flexible


Business transfer family

Transfer your catering business to your child or children. A fantastic moment! The company's DNA is literally handed over. However, it is also a business agreement, involving major financial interests.

There are many complicated aspects involved when it comes to a business transfer within the family. You can think of issues about current financing, the way in which the company will be run in the future and, for example, the distribution of any shares. But don't forget the emotional aspects.

There will be questions such as: What position will my successor hold? The same, or is it strategically better to hold a different position? Will I remain involved in the company? And if so, in what way? Will all my children come to work in the business? And what if they don't want to, are there children who get a different compensation?

Business succession is specific, complicated, sometimes emotional, but the following applies at all times: it can only be done once! Managing this process in the right direction can sometimes lead to tensions. As a catering broker in the Netherlands, we are happy to help you with the business transfer of your catering business to family members.

We were recently described by a client as follows: The Center for Business Succession in the hospitality industry! A nice compliment.

John Doe

Immediate help with business transfer?

HAP Horecamakelaardij is the catering broker in your region and is happy to help you with the business transfer of your catering facility!


Checklist in the case of a business transfer of the catering industry

Are you about to arrange your business transfer? To make it easier for you, we have drawn up a checklist for the business transfer of your catering business. 

This way you know exactly what to look for when selling catering. Download our handy checklist immediately!


Business succession to a third party

It is also possible that no one in the family wants to take over your catering business. For example, because they have their own successful business or have nothing to do with the hospitality industry.

In that case you will have to look for a third, unknown party, for the business succession. It is important that you are assisted during this process by a catering broker with expertise.

We will take proper care of the business succession of your catering business. With a network of more than 4.500 interested parties, you can always count on a suitable successor for your catering industry. We will also put your catering facility on the map both regionally and nationally. Have we found the right business successor for your hospitality industry?

Then we will put you in touch with this potential candidate. This promotes the sales process in a positive way. We accompany you during the entire transfer of business succession. From the beginning to the end. Leave the process of your business succession to HAP Horecamakelaardij.


Advice by a catering broker in business succession

Are you looking for an independent catering broker with knowledge of the market and experience in the field of business succession? To a family member or third party? Then you are at the right place at HAP Horecamakelaardij. As a sales and purchase broker, we regularly deal with the business succession of catering businesses.

We are a suitable party to work with if you are looking for the perfect mix of attention, care and professionalism. We will guide you in the right way during the business transfer. And listen to what each side has to say. In this way we arrive at an actual business transfer that all parties agree to. A good new start for both of you!

Personal advice from a catering broker on business succession? Do not hesitate and contact us directly. We can be reached at +31 (0) 85 - 760 02 29 or send an email to info@hap-horecamakelaardij.nl.


What do customers think?

Jeroen is a real professional. He works adequately and is aware of everything.
His all-round knowledge comes in handy when drafting complicated contracts.
In this way he also makes this part of the process understandable for everyone.
Theo Miedema (Port of Zandvoort)
I can certainly recommend HAP Horecamakelaardij. They are flexible, honest and think along with you.
Atacan Uslu (Corendon Hotels & Resorts)
I had all kinds of questions about doing business on a beach. If HAP Horecamakelaardij did not have an immediate answer, they went after it. Adequate and very pleasant!
Wessel Teune (Beach Club Nius)
Communication is short and to the point. Jeroen Pontenagel is easily accessible and has a flexible attitude. Very pleasant for busy entrepreneurs!
Aagtje Docter (Beach Club No5)
On the advice of a fellow entrepreneur, we ended up with Jeroen Pontenagel of HAP Horecamakelaardij. Jeroen is well-known from the Zwolle catering industry and had also successfully supervised the sale of that conscious entrepreneur. The feeling was good right away, so we didn't look any further!
Ton and Annette van Riele (Grand Café Public)
Hap is a specialized catering broker. Jeroen has found a very nice location for us, where we have been running our restaurant for 2 years now. He understands the market and gives honest advice.
Hermanus Flowers
The hospitality broker with a personal approach. Even received a crib as a gift for our first child. Bought my catering business from and sold with HAP.
Lotte Berkelmans
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