Leon Parker, CBI, President

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Indicates membership in the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA). The IBBA is the only certifying organization for Business Brokers and Intermediaries who assists people in buying or selling a business.Indicates membership in the M&A Source. The M&A Source is comprised of highly trained Intermediaries who advise on the preparation, sale and/or purchase of middle market (~$2M+ in revenue) business opportunities.


Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) is a professional certification awarded to Business Brokers and Intermediaries that have achieved stringent requirements. CBI's work by an ethical code of conduct when working with business owners and buyers.


New Hampshire Business Sales, Inc.

Selling Businesses is Our Business.
For over 40 years NHBS has successfully worked with business owners, their attorneys, and business buyers to simplify the complexities of selling a business. From New Hampshire's southern border to its northern mountains, we broker business sales in a diverse array of business types including manufacturing, retail, service, and hospitality as well as commercial real estate.

Sellers, unlike real estate agents who simply sell properties, we sell businesses. We're experts at determining value, marketing, regulations, avoiding costly pitfalls, and protecting your interests. Our experience in conducting a confidential selling process makes our service invaluable. NHBS has an allegiance to you and to your prosperity. Protect your investment. Hire us to help you sell your business with confidence.

Services Offered

Business Brokerage, Commercial Real Estate Brokerage


Company Information:
New Hampshire Business Sales, Inc. is a full service business and commercial real estate brokerage handling sales from our states southern border to the northern tip of the state. We have a strong track record in hospitality properties, but handle a wide range of businesses. Our corporate office is in Pembroke, NH and we have Associates working out of their satellite offices around the state.. Our highly trained team of experienced associates, several who have CBI (Certified Business Intermediary) certification, can help you work through the dozens of issues that will come up during the sale of a business.

Founder Stewart Lamprey, a New Hampshire native, made his first sale in the Real Estate Business in 1939. He has been highly successful in both real estate and state politics. He started New Hampshire Business Sales, Inc. in 1976, and with the exception of a brief period of illness in 1992 and 1993 sold businesses up until his recent retirement. He sold the company in 2000 to Leon Parker & Ivor Thomas. Ivor sold his share of the co. to John Howe in 2011.

President ( &CBI) Leon Parker has been associated with Stewart since 1987. He has handled the sale of a wide range of businesses, and has sold businesses from Nashua to Littleton and North Conway. After Graduation from UNH Leon went off to Washington and became a Federal Executive, serving in the Defense Department, Peace Corps, and a government foundation involved in foreign assistance. He came home to New Hampshire in 1985, and has been involved in business and real estate brokerage since mid 1986. Contact him at, or by phone in Pembroke at 603-715-1097

Vice President John Howe, is also the Director of our Business Transition Strategies Division. He has a broad business background as general manager of a daily newspaper company for over 30 years. He retired from Citizen Publishing Company. In 2008, he won the Yankee Quill Award for his career in journalism and was elected to the New England Academy of Journalists. He has taken graduate courses and seminars in marketing, management and accounting. He is a member of IBBA and NEBBA and is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA). He is a corporator of Belknap County Economic Development Council, Lakes Region General Healthcare, Laconia Savings Bank and an incorporator of Taylor Community. He is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International and is active in civic groups. He graduated from Bates College. Reach him on or tel. 603-715-1097.

We are always looking for good businesses to sell. Business owners should call us for a free consultation.

We always have a variety of businesses to sell, so buyers should contact us and tell us what they want. If we are not advertising what you want we probably know where to get it!

Areas Served

  • Hillsborough County, NH
  • Merrimack County, NH
  • Belknap County, NH
  • Rockingham County, NH
  • Strafford County, NH

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  • Professional affiliations include IBBA, NEBBA, BIA, N.H. Grocers Association, and the Manchester, Concord, Laconia, & Greater Derry Chambers of Commerce. We have several Certified Business Intermediaries (CBI) in addition to myself, and John Howe is a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA)


Merrimack County, NH

Co-Owner of N.H. Business Sales; Director of M&A Division, Business Transition Strategies. As a Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) I have special training to assist in transition advisory engagements to help owners prepare for sale, and their...

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