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Articles tagged: Buying a Business

What Is the Due Diligence Process?

Buying a business is not like buying other assets. Much of a business’ value is intangible, and many of its component parts are difficult to price correctly. A wise purchaser relies on the due diligence process for protection.

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Leading the Process: Investment Banker vs. Business Broker

To hear from other experts on this subject, we recommend this webinar. The proper role of a financial intermediary is to connect two parties who haven’t figured out they need each other yet, and to help craft a better deal than those parties could have made on their own. If financial markets were perfect, you […]

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What Is a Confidentiality or Non-Disclosure Agreement?

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) typically begin with some form of confidentiality agreement, or non-disclosure agreement (NDA). The NDA offers protection for sensitive information that may come up during due diligence. The goal is to protect confidential information from a third party’s eyes.

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How to Find the Right Buyer for Your Company

You can sell your business to the right buyer (and avoid major headaches) with some basic understanding and the right people around you. Chances are you’ve never done this before, and almost certainly not enough to become an expert. Sometimes you only get one shot to sell it to the right buyer. And it can quickly become overwhelming without the right connections and experience.

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Alternative Financing

When the Bank Says No – Hello, Alternative Financing

Even a reasonably healthy business may run short of cash at certain points. Traditional lenders, faced with regulatory constraints and other limitations, may not be able to act quickly enough to be helpful. Other borrowers may have a sudden need for a loan in order to take advantage of an unexpected opportunity. Enter, “alternative financing” — financing provided by a party other than a bank or credit union

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Purchase Agreement - Business Deal Terms

The Purchase Agreement Essentials – Business Deal Terms

Business Deal Terms are the heart of the principal transaction terms: what is being purchased; the purchase price; when and how the purchase price will be paid; and employment or consulting terms for key personnel, including whether the Seller will continue as an employee or otherwise provide consulting or transition services to the Buyer.

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