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Articles tagged: Buying a Business

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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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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A building frame, symbolizing the 5 Legal M&A Deal Structures in business

A Visual Guide to the 5 Legal M&A Deal Structures 

There are five basic M&A deal structures, including four share acquisition methods and one asset acquisition method. What are the benefits of each structure?

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Determining Value – Choosing a Business Appraiser

Don’t Leave Valuation to Chance Valuation is the determination of the worth of an entity or item. According to Erin Hollis “A valuation can be as loose as a guess, to a ‘back of the envelope’ calculation, to a formal opinion rendered by a third-party professional business valuation expert”. Having the right valuation of your […]

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4 Acquisition Financing Structures for Buyers

When buying a business, buyers may use any four acquisition financing structures: cash purchase, third-party funding, seller financing and stock swaps.

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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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