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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, a revered award 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 chris@paramountbb.com.au

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


Senior Business Broker

Joshua is a dynamic, committed and driven individual. His main aim is to achieve outstanding results for his clients. Joshua is highly motivated and has the necessary skills of professionalism, integrity and a strong work ethic.

Educated at the University of New South Wales, Joshua holds a business degree with majors in Taxation and Accounting. Handpicked for a special traineeship with the Australian taxation office, he worked for many years with small, medium and large enterprise.

Post these years, he gained many years of business experience having developed, built, and successfully sold multiple businesses. These include a green energy company and a packaging wholesaling company.

Joshua brings a high level of understanding, insight and knowledge for different types of businesses and through this brings the best results for his clients every time.

Joshua is a successful person, who enjoys bringing success and helping others succeed to the best of their ability – he enjoys seeing the hard work of others get rewarded. He has now been a specialist business broker at Paramount for over Six Years.

He has a beautiful family with four young children and enjoys volunteer work in his spare time.

Office: 03 9021 9888 Mobile: 0415 646 977 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

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