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Selling Your Business

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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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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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How to Attract Buyers in Private Equity Transactions

Private equity buyers have priorities distinct from strategic buyers. Sellers make a private equity transaction more appealing by thinking like a PE buyer.

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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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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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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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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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Valuing Your Company’s Online Assets Before Sale

Your company’s online footprint constitutes an important part of the overall value of its goodwill. Indeed, the ability to create an online experience for a brand and to use online channels to reach new customers and retain existing ones is a part of the evolving nature of business in the 21st century.  As a seller, […]

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When Should a Seller Sign a Letter of Intent?

A letter of intent is used in the purchase and sale of a business to set forth the framework for the negotiation of definitive transaction documents and closing of a transaction. Normally, a letter of intent does not create a binding contractual obligation to purchase or sell the business. However, a non-binding letter of intent […]

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