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Paramount Business Brokers is a boutique business brokering firm specializing in the sale, merger & acquisition of all types of SME businesses throughout Victoria & Tasmania, with offices in both Melbourne and Hobart in order to assist our clients. We ensure the highest degree of Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism and the strictest Confidentiality in order to achieve the desired outcome for our Clients. With over 75 years of combined business & brokerage experience, we know how to take care of your business transaction whether buying or selling.

We are committed to excellence and to our clients…. To us, this is Paramount.

Our Team

Principal - Sales, Mergers & Acquisitions

Fred’s business journey began in the early 90’s - and since then, he has had his sights firmly on the business landscape in one form or another… over the past 30 years; Fred has owned and managed several successful businesses throughout Melbourne and interstate.

This led into a natural progression into the business broking world. For almost 20 years, Fred has specialised in the Sales, Merger & Acquisition space of SME businesses of all sizes, and across various industries.

Fred has listed and sold approximately 500 businesses throughout Melbourne - Victoria, varying from manufacturing, hospitality, retail, industrial, foodservice, transport, wholesale and distribution… achieving many accolades along the way, he has built fantastic relationships and rapport with clients, advisors, vendors and purchasers, utilising his many years of professionalism, integrity and respect for others.

Fred is also humbled to have been awarded the ‘AIBB - Business Broker of the Year award’ for 2020 & 2021, revered awards won by Fred amongst a formidable field of Australia’s best business brokers.

Fred is also an accredited ‘Certified Practicing Business Broker’, a board member of the AIBB (Australian Institute of Business Brokers), and Certified Licensed Estate Agent REIV (Real Estate Institute of Victoria). For a confidential discussion in relation to buying or selling a business, feel free to contact Fred to arrange an obligation free meeting.

Office: 03 9021 9888 Mobile: 0417 319 873 Fax: 03 8692 8635

Senior Business Broker

Chris has a hunger to learn. He loves immersing himself in business knowledge, market information and practical experience. After all, he gained hands-on business knowledge from his 15-year career in owning and managing cafes, restaurants, bars, gourmet food stores, corporate and private catering businesses.

Since 2015 Chris has specialised in selling hospitality, medical, agricultural, industrial, wholesale and manufacturing businesses and understands that pride and emotion are potent factors for business owners. This is why Chris handles each business sale uniquely with care, empathy and respect.

He credits his strong work ethic, listening skills and strategic execution experience combined with his business knowledge as essential factors to sell businesses for his clients successfully.

What’s more, he uses his management skills to work closely with all parties’ accountants, lawyers and business advisers to ensure due diligence is undertaken with each sale.

Chris’ communication skill is his biggest strength in his role as a Senior Business Broker. He uses this skill to genuinely understand his clients and their business, so he can learn about their business, value the company accurately and find the right buyers.

When you ask Chris what drives him, it’s his passion for business, love of learning and helping others. He knows that although fundamentals guide business, no two companies are ever the same, which ignites his curiosity.

Due to Chris’ solid reputation, he has successfully built a strong network of professional relationships based on integrity, honesty, respect for others and meticulous attention to detail, which is why his clients and accountant partners refer him.

To find out how Chris can help sell your business, book a free no-obligation consultation by calling Chris on 0401 691 184 or email him at

Office: 03 9021 9888 Mobile: 0401 691 184 Fax: 03 8692 8635

Senior Business Broker

John Klonaris has been involved in business full time since 1993 and part time before that. John’s experience is wide and varied: from his early years in the family supermarket to running a café, and owning a wholesale distribution business, food manufacturing plant and currently in the professional business service industry.

John knows and understands the effort required in running a business in an ever-increasing competitive environment and can relate to the needs of a business owner wanting to sell their business that they have worked hard to build up, and a purchaser looking for a quality business opportunity to further put their mark on it.
Additionally, John has also been involved dealing in land holdings, subdivisions, and new housing developments.

John has a Bachelor of Environmental Design and has completed his MBA (Master of Business Administration, specialising in Entrepreneurial Management) and has a Diploma of Property Services (Agency Management).

“We ensure the highest degree of Ethics, Integrity and Professionalism and the strictest Confidentiality in order to achieve the desired outcome for our Clients.”… sums up exactly what John’s expectations and principles are, and along with this, John’s love of business and the ability to assist people achieve their goals is what attracted John to be associated with Paramount Business Brokers.

Based in our Hobart office, feel free to give John a call to discuss your business needs further, for an appraisal of your business, to list your business or help you find your next business venture.

Office: 03 9021 9888 Mobile: 0417 141 621 Fax: 03 8692 8635

Senior Business Broker

Philip Tan is a highly esteemed figure with a remarkable 30-year career in the Asian business community in Melbourne, Australia and throughout Southeast Asia. Hailing from Singapore, he has established himself as a leading business sales and investment consultant combining local knowledge with global reach.
His diverse business background sets him apart, transitioning from ownership in hospitality to becoming a recognized property investor, developer, and marketer. Philip is proficient in leadership, sales, project marketing, business management, and investment strategy.
A key strength lies in his ability to foster strategic partnerships and contribute significantly to local and international business merger and acquisition projects. He has successfully spearheaded partnerships, expanded overseas operations, and established a robust network in key Asian markets.
As a fully licensed estate agent with Paramount Business Brokers, Philip prioritizes listed businesses, emphasizing success through vendor and agent engagement and partnership. His client-centric approach ensures satisfaction across diverse cultural backgrounds, establishing him as a trusted authority in both business and real estate sales.
Beyond his role as a business broker, Philip actively contributes to community development. Serving as the President of the Australia Asia Business Council and an Advisor for the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce in Melbourne, he supports cross-border collaborations and local business communities.
Philip's dedication extends to various advisory roles, including in the Cambodia of Victoria Association and leadership positions such as Vice President (2017-2022) of The Chinese Professional and Business Association. His engagement in local governance as a candidate for the City of Whitehorse underscores his commitment to community development.
In summary, Philip Tan's profound influence is evident in his extensive business expertise as a business broker and his dedication to community development, making him an integral figure both locally and internationally.

Office: 03 9021 9888 Mobile: 0421 528 213 Fax: 03 8692 8635

Business Broker

Meet Yasmin, a dynamic and forward-thinking young professional with an innate passion for entrepreneurship and a keen understanding of market dynamics, Yasmin is reshaping the landscape of business transactions. Born and raised in Melbourne, Yasmin displayed an early affinity for business and negotiation. After earning a degree in Health Sciences from Latrobe University, she embarked on a career that would see her quickly rise through the ranks of the business brokerage industry.

At the heart of Yasmin’s success is an unwavering commitment to her clients. Recognizing that each business is unique, Yasmin takes a personalized approach to every transaction, carefully considering the specific needs and goals of both buyers and sellers. This client-centric philosophy has garnered Yasmin a loyal clientele.

What sets Yasmin apart is her ability to seamlessly blend traditional brokerage practices with a modern, tech-savvy approach. Leveraging the latest tools and trends in the industry, Yasmin stays ahead of the curve, ensuring that clients benefit from cutting-edge strategies and a competitive edge in the market.

Known for her exceptional communication skills and unwavering integrity, Yasmin has earned the trust of clients and colleagues alike. Outside the boardroom, Yasmin is an advocate for community engagement, spending time with family, playing sport, and traveling.

As a rising star in the business brokerage arena, Yasmin is poised to leave an indelible mark on the industry. With a blend of youthful energy, industry expertise, and a passion for facilitating successful business transactions, Yasmin is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with in the world of business brokerage.

Office: 03 9021 9888 Mobile: 0476 220 301 Fax: 03 8692 8635

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