Business Broker Spain over the years has become one of the largest business brokers in Spain. Founded by Nigel Fitzpatrick and Mervyn Hughes in 2011 after re-branding from being associated with a large business transfer agency based in the UK. Nigel initially worked the Costa Blanca area of Spain and Mervyn the Costa del Sol and the logical step was to amalgamate these areas and join forces to grow the brand. Through sheer hard work, determination and tenacity we rode the recession of the early 2000's to develop other areas of Spain where Business Broker could thrive.
Short Bio's of the Team at Business Broker Spain
Nigel Fitzpatrick - Director.
As mentioned previously, Nigel is Director of the company and founder. Nigel has lived in Spain for the last 12.5 years, married with a daughter that was born here. His background is varied, worked in Australia at the age of 20, he owned a very successful bar/restaurant in the UK at the age of 22. After selling this he was ready for his next challenge and joined the family hotel business and eventually ran the business and sold it in 2003.
Business is in his veins, and he is passionate about success and the brand he has helped to create. Another passion is rugby having played in the UK and Spain, also coached in Spain but injuries and old age has finally caught up!
Mervyn Hughes - Director.
From the age of 25 started 2 manufacturer business, conservatory and garden rooms and fitted kitchens. Build this up and sold out for substantial profit after 10 years. Owned and operated 3 Mexican themed restaurants in Kent again sold out to a national chain. Joined a national company as Sales Director responsible for 30 salespeople with a turnover of 10 million plus. Invited to join LaSalle one of the UK largest companies dealing with mergers and acquisitions as regional director with deals in the 5 million plus sector.
Stressed out at the age of 47 went to Marbella to open a professional business brokerage, joined and merged with Nigel Fitzpatrick in the Costa Blanca to form the largest and most trusted professional business brokerage in Spain. The rest they say is history.
Daren Martin - Director.
Having studied at Royal Tunbridge Wells Grammar school for boys I moved quickly into the Stockbroking business I was quickly into the financial options field and exchange traded options where I traded various different exchanges throughout the world I finally ended with 15 years on the LIFFE where I was a Director of the then SwissBank Corporation (later to be Union Bank of Switzerland)With the exchanges swapping from open outcry to computers I set up a firm using electronic trading platforms but decided that it wasn't for me after a couple of months.
From there I have ran several small business in the UK from selling telephone systems to lodge homes, and I am passionate about business and helping others fulfil their dream.
About 7 years ago I had kidney failure and decided to move to the Costa del Sol where I embraced the opportunity to become a Director of Business Broker Spain.
Alejandro Scholtz - Associate Partner, Malaga City & Almeria.
Alejandro E Scholtz is a serial small business owner turned business broker by pure good old trial and error. Having recently moved from Miami Beach where Alejandro bought and sold several internationally recognized Quick Service and Health & Fitness franchises he owned, Alejandro has made a profession out of the confusing and error intolerant process that is acquiring and selling a functioning business. He studied Business Administration at the University of Colorado and received his MBA from Babson College. In his free time, Alejandro enjoys playing golf, cooking things he has no idea how to cook and reading at the beach. Grateful for an amazing group of Coworkers and Mentors at Business Broker Spain, Alejandro makes sure that buying and selling a business feels more like going prepared to the beach than trying to slay a beast.
Kevin Cook - Associate Partner, Costa Blanca South.
Kevin is professional business manager with wide ranging experience of working with blue chip companies in the private sector, the military, and local government. He studied for his MBA at Durham University Business School, with a focus on entrepreneurship. Kevin loves seeing new businesses get off the ground and thrive.
Kevin has a real affinity with Spain and loves to travel. He enjoys most sports particularly rugby, golf and football and strives to keep fit at his local health and fitness centre.