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Articles tagged: Buying a Business

Franchise

3 Advantages (and Disadvantages) of Owning a Franchise for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Owning a franchise is a great way to transition from a corporate job to self-employment. But, the benefits of a franchise come with caveats.

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Acquisition Risk Assessment

Acquisition Risks: That Company May Be Good to Own, but Tough to Buy

A company may look like a gold mine before you’ve weighed the acquisition risks and challenges. Ask these questions to avoid buyer’s remorse.

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Art of Business Valuation

Business Valuation Is More Art Than Science

Business valuation professionals approach valuation methods with subjectivity, which requires special consideration when determining value.

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Terms in Business Transactions

Why You Shouldn’t Always Rely On “Market” Terms in Business Transactions

In business transactions, a deal attorney may describe certain contract terms as “market.” What does this mean, and should you agree to them?

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Considerations in business purchase due diligence

How to Conduct Due Diligence Before Buying a Business

The process of due diligence before buying a business includes legal, financial and operational considerations. Know what to look for and get ahead of the game.

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An Intermediary to Lead the Process: Investment Banker or Business Broker?

The road to selling a business is winding. The right intermediary will guide you down the right path. Do you need a business broker or an investment banker?

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Someone's hand signs a business sale contract after finding the perfect business buyer

How to Find the Right Business Buyer for Your Company

What kind of business buyer should you approach to sell your business? Find out where to meet financial, strategic and operator buyers.

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The Purchase Agreement Essentials – Business Deal ‘Terms of Sale’

The terms of sale are the heart of the purchase and sale agreement. They define what is being purchased, how much it costs and how payment will be made.

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Crossing the finish line of a deal, in purchase agreement essentials, can be facilitated by restrictive covenants and positive covenants

Purchase Agreement Essentials – Positive Covenants and Restrictive Covenants in M&A Transactions

Positive covenants and restrictive covenants in a Purchase Agreement protect the value of the Company for the Buyer but may be overlooked.

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A Tale of Competitive Bidding and Pre-emptive Bids

An owner selling his business gets 3 high pre-emptive bids. Should he take a deal or allow the competitive bidding process to continue?

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