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Articles tagged: Selling Your Business

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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When Should a Seller Sign a Letter of Intent?

Buyers and Sellers have differing interests in signing a Letter of Intent. But, the seller will not proceed with the business transaction without one.

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5 Management Responsibilities that Aid the Sales Process

Maintaining an honest dialogue with members of all management team positions during the negotiations can help lead to a successful outcome.

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A prospective businessman inspects a building with purchase agreement essentials in mind.

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 Ownership Structure Influences your Exit

How Ownership Structure Influences Your Exit

The way ownership of a business is structured can influence your exit and transition planning. Understand how you should approach exiting in a multi-owner company.

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Maximizing the Value of a Company’s Intangible Assets

Maximizing the Value of a Company’s Intangible Assets

A company’s intangible assets can be successfully marketed, independent of tangible assets, when a business is for sale, attracting both strategic and financial buyers

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Business Transition and Exit Planning: Welcome to the Jungle!

You want to sell your business but you have questions. Sure, you are smart but you have never sold a business before.

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How to Pick an Investment Banker

When it’s time to sell, you need to hire an investment banker that can best tell your story to investors. Get tips for evaluating bankers.

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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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