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When Does an Asset Acquisition Become a De Facto Merger?

Asset acquisitions are presumed to be free and clear of claims against the seller. But liabilities can pass to the buyer, resulting in a de facto merger.

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Purchase Agreement Essentials – Boilerplate Provisions Terminology

In a purchase agreement, boilerplate provisions clarify the terms of the contract, who has contractual rights and how disputes are handled.

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Rep & Warranty Insurance: How Does it Protect the Sale Process?

Representations and warranty insurance can speed things along when selling your business, avoiding getting backed up in an escrow nightmare.

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Reaching Graduate Level: Eliminating Owner Dependence

All owners hope that their business can run efficiently while they are away. Eliminate owner dependence with strategies to build skilled management.

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Asset Sale vs Share Sale: Which Seller Approach Should You Choose?

An asset sale and a share sale have different implications for buyer and seller regarding taxes, liabilities and more. Learn the pros and cons of each.

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3 Approaches to Business Valuation Methods

Are you valuing your business for a transition, taxes or even litigation? The reason for your valuation will determine the business valuation methods you use. 

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Financial Planning Process Will Tell If You’re Ready to Exit

George and Gracie want to retire, but selling Gracie’s business may not provide enough income. Here’s what they learn during the financial planning process. 

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Don’t Wait to Sell the Company

A business owner refused to sell the company amidst a changing market and growing debt. Here’s why waiting too long to sell hurt his business exit. 

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Investing in People: Upgrade Your Company’s Engine

Will investing in your employees increase productivity and drive growth? Or will training employees drain resources that will be lost when they leave?

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The First Step to Purchase: The Letter of Intent

The letter of intent to purchase or acquire a business is the first step in the M&A process. As a seller, these are the terms to look for in an LOI.

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