Arnold Pierce Kelsey

Business Broker

"2023 Dual Award Winner"           

As a distinguished multimillion-dollar transaction expert, Arnold demonstrates profound proficiency in orchestrating sizeable business ventures, derived from his extensive twenty-year plus tenure as proprietor and operator of manufacturing enterprises. Arnold's experience spans across various manufacturing corporations in a wide range of industries, such as plastics, steel fabrication, assembly, and logistic administration. This breadth of knowledge has provided him with a remarkable understanding of the obstacles faced by entrepreneurs. 

Arnold has developed a comprehensive grasp of accounting principles, which he utilizes to assess financial statements with acute acumen. Arnold's MBA from the prestigious University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has further equipped him with the refined skills necessary to confidently execute the purchase and sale of businesses. 

Over the years, Arnold has expanded his expertise by engaging in the hospitality and real estate sectors, broadening his business acumen further. Arnold's passion for the equestrian world is evident, and he has cultivated a vast knowledge base of the horse racing industry. Arnold's excellent communication and negotiation skills are highly respected, allowing him to interact effectively with individuals from diverse professional backgrounds.

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Arnold Pierce's recent testimonials

David and Loan Hall

I would like to express my gratitude to Arnold P Kelsey from ABS Business Sales, on behalf of myself and my wife. From the first call to the very last document, Arnold was top class, second to none. I have dreamed of the day when I could sell my business and enjoy a relaxing retirement. Arnold has changed my life, always going the extra step and Arnold managed to secure a much higher price for the sale than I had ever expected.

I believe that Arnold P Kelsey is an asset to ABS Business Sales.

Rob And Janine Dennis

Hi Arnold.

Appreciate your honesty, and really appreciate everything you have done for us to get this business over the line. 

It's not often in business you meet someone and become friends and have a great business relationship at the same time.

We wish you all the best in the future and will organise another dinner when we are visiting Brisbane.

Please keep in touch if things change at your end.

Thank you once again Arnold.

Seth Rodgers

This is not the first time I had dealt with a business broker however importantly this is the first time I have bought a business via one.  That is telling as a good broker is also a business person with an acute understanding of structuring, equitable elements of the transaction and that they ultimately need to keep the parties together and moving. 

Arnold understands the underlying business and how to find the right fit.  He demonstrated the required patience to drive the transaction and knows what is fair in the negotiation.  He also intuitively understands transaction structuring to improve the odds that a win win outcome needs.

I wouldn't hesitate to sell my other businesses via him in the future.

Anthony & Roxanne Smith

We are thrilled to provide a testimonial for Arnold Pierce Kelsey, an exceptional Business Broker. Working with Arnold has been an absolute pleasure, and we cannot speak highly enough of his expertise, professionalism, and dedication.

When we decided to sell our business, we knew we needed a trustworthy and knowledgeable broker who could guide us through the complex process. From our very first meeting, Arnold demonstrated a deep understanding of the industry and a genuine passion for helping us achieve our outcome. 

Arnold's attention to detail is remarkable. He carefully analysed every aspect of our business , including financial records, market trends,and potential growth opportunities. His comprehensive understanding of the market allowed him to accurately assess the value of our business and develop a strategy to maximize its appeal to potential buyers.

Throughout the entire selling process, Arnold kept us informed the whole way. He responded to our questions and provided valuable suggestions. We always felt well-informed and confident that the business was in the best hands.

We are very grateful to Arnold for his unwavering commitment in helping us sell our business. We wholeheartedly recommend Arnold to anyone in need of a business broker who genuinely cares about the success of his clients. 

Anthony & Roxanne Smith

Daniel Parfitt

I was forced to sell my butcher shop due to personal commitments. Due to the conditions of my lease, I only had three months to sell. Arnold advised me that even though it was a tough call due to the time restraints, he felt that he could do it. I engaged Arnold and after a few interested parties, he had a sale contract signed in less than seven weeks. Being in a shopping centre, the biggest challenge was assigning the lease to a buyer, who had never had a previous business or lease. Arnold was amazing with his dealings with the real estate agents, the centre management and the solicitors representing the landlord. During all my dealings with Arnold, I found him honest, extremely professional and able to come up with solutions to any issue that arose. He made himself available 24/7 and we even had the settlement on a Sundav.

Arnold was able to demonstrate that he is able to negotiate the most difficult commercial lease and the successful sale of a business. I highly recommend Arnold as a first class business broker and should I, or anyone else I know ever require such services, I would not hesitate to contact him again.

Peter and Glenis McPhee

If you are looking to sell your business, Arnold Pierce Kelsey is the broker you want.

We listed our business with Arnold last year and he got the job done. His success came from his ability to gain a good understanding of our business and therefore determine the attributes of a potential buyer that might be the right fit. He knows how to filter the genuine prospective buyers from the tyre kickers.

It was quite a complicated deal which included the sale of a leasehold as well as the sale of the ongoing business. It was a lot to pull together including the transfer of existing employees. Arnold communicated well with us throughout and was persistent until the deal was sealed. He demonstrated an uncanny ability to take the stress out of some difficult contractual negotiations and smoothed over potential sticking points.

We have great respect for Arnold's skills as a business broker and would highly recommend him to others.



Arnold was exceptional throughout the entire process of selling our café. His market knowledge and customer service skills are unparalleled. From listing to closing, he was responsive, professional, and offered valuable insights that ensured a smooth and successful transaction. I highly recommend Arnold for any business sales or commercial real estate needs.



Arnold Pierce Kelsey played a pivotal role in helping us purchase our dream café.


One of Arnold's standout qualities is his unwavering dedication to his clients. He was always available to answer my questions, provide guidance, and offer reassurance during what could have been a stressful process. His professionalism and excellent communication skills made the entire journey feel smooth and effortless.


Thanks to Arnold's guidance and expertise, I am now the proud owner of a thriving cafe that perfectly matches my vision. I couldn't have asked for a better business broker to guide me through this important milestone in my life. If you're in the market for a business or commercial property, I wholeheartedly recommend Arnold. His knowledge, commitment, and genuine passion for his work make him an invaluable asset in the business brokerage industry. Thank you, Arnold, for helping me turn my dream of owning a cafe into a reality!

Allan Kang


I approached Arnold Pierce Kelsey to sell my multi-million dollar business in August 2021. He was extremely attentive and made himself available 24/7 from the first day I contacted him until the day of settlement. After qualifying many enquirers, he found a few interested parties who wanted to purchase my business. He eventually narrowed it down to one genuine buyer who was prepared to make a reasonable offer. I was not prepared to accept the first offer however he did not stop to negotiate with the very astute buyer for a while and was able to obtain an acceptable offer eventually. We had the contract signed exactly three months after I gave Arnold the listing. Unfortunately, we had a very difficult landlord, who made it almost impossible to assign the lease to the buyer. It took months of negotiations, between myself, my lawyer, the buyer and Arnold who advised us and kept it all moving along. Arnold also made himself available to supervise and confirm the stocktake on the weekend. Arnold has all knowledge and skills that the seller needs to get the business sold at such a premium price. I wouldn’t have any hesitation recommending Arnold to anyone as a top-notch business broker and negotiator. As his interview from US television networks stated, Arnold is a class act.

Glenn Beebe

Budget Floor Sanding

We engaged Arnold Kelsey from ABS Business Sales and during the ensuing three month period he presented to us six prospective buyers one of which who went onto purchase our business. This was in stark contrast to the previous broker that we had engaged who during a six month period presented to us not one prospective buyer.

During this process Arnold always was in touch to keep us up to date and always made himself available, even on weekends. He was diligent and focused on the task at hand and I would highly recommend him to those who are looking for results.