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Articles tagged: Buying a Business

two puzzle pieces poised to connect, representing a de facto merger

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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Asset Sale or Share Sale: Which Seller Approach Should You Use?

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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Determining Value — Choosing a Business Appraiser

Don’t Leave Business Valuation to Chance Valuation is the process of determining the worth of an entity or item. According to Erin Hollis, “A valuation can be as loose as a guess, […]

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Letter of Intent: The First Step Toward Purchase

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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Strategic vs. Financial Buyers Distinctive Ways of Acquiring Businesses

Strategic vs. Financial Buyers: Distinctive Ways of Acquiring Businesses

As a business owner who is considering selling their business, you should take time to carefully understand the types of buyers, whether they are strategic or financial, in order to get the best outcome.

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Investing is Risky But Not Investing is Riskier

Investing Basics For Beginners Installment #2: Investing is Risky But Not Investing is Riskier

What is risk? Every investment carries some level of risk. There are several types of risks you should know about as an investor: Business Risk, Volatility Risk, Inflation Risk, Interest Rate Risk, and Liquidity Risk.

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Reading and Writing a Letter of Intent

Think of the LOI as akin to a father asking his daughter’s date, “What are your intentions with my daughter, young man?” but doesn’t have to be that intimidating.

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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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