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Buying Or Selling A Business

Buying or selling a business is a complex transaction involving many factors. Businesses can be valued in many different ways.

The team of mergers and acquisitions professionals at Allen Barron, Inc. will ensure a complete evaluation of both your physical and intangible assets. Along with a marketing evaluation, we will provide the best support in the purchase process, or we will strive for the best value in the case of a sale. We can help you find answers to important question like:

  • Should you be a sole owner?
  • Are you or will you be the majority shareholder?
  • Questions when buying or selling a business in San Diego Do you currently have or will you have other investors?
  • Are you willing to continue in the business for some time?
  • Do you know who would be interested in purchasing your business?
  • Do you know what type of business you are interested in?
  • Do you have experience in this market?
  • How will you fund the purchase?
  • Do you have an adequate source of funds?
  • Are you willing to share ownership?

Preparing a Business for Sale

Preparing for Buying or Selling a Business in San DiegoPreparing your business for sale can take more than a year.  This is why it is important to work with the integrated tax, legal, accounting and business advisory professionals at Allen Barron. 

You never know when a large business or someone looking to enter the San Diego market will knock on your door and make an offer you can’t refuse. 

Recently, a client was contacted unexpectedly by one of the world’s largest electronic corporations who wished to purchase them.  They were woefully unprepared.

Buying or selling a business is a central component of business itself.  Business strategy to purchase a business as well as an exit strategy should always be ready to enact on a moment’s notice.

Buying or Selling a Business in San Diego Requires Many Carefully Planned Steps

Selling your business is much more complex than you may realize.  Preparing a business for sale requires business financials and tax returns for at least the past 3 years, and a set of books which is ready for review.  Important documentation including customer lists, suppliers, business contracts, sales and service agreements and all other documentation associated with your operations must be assembled and up to date. 

Most sellers are looking to receive top dollar for their company, and to walk away without any future contingent liabilities.

Buying a Business

Important Facts About Buying and  Selling a business in San Diego CaliforniaBuyers on the other hand have a significant challenge ahead of them as well.  Allen Barron helps at every step in the process, from negotiating the transaction, creation of the asset purchase agreement or stock purchase agreement, due diligence, financial audit and review of the books as well as assurance of clear title to all assets.

The process of buying a business in San Diego requires discipline, focus, extensive legal, technical and financial skill and understanding as well as respectful assertiveness.  It’s about to be your business and you have a right to learn everything possible before agreeing to complete the purchase.

How should the transaction for buying or selling a business be structured to minimize taxes and maximize the benefit sought by both parties?  What role will the seller play to ensure that established Goodwill and existing customers, employees and suppliers transition smoothly?  What should you be considering if buying or selling a business in San Diego?  We invite you to contact Allen Barron or call today for a free consultation at 866-631-3470.

Contact Us To Learn More About Allen Barron's Services

For more information or to discuss your tax, legal and accounting needs contact Allen Barron or call 866-631-3470 for a free and confidential initial consultation. Learn about the importance of integrated business strategy and coordination across legal, tax and accounting systems.

Offices of Allen Barron, Inc.

Main Office

16745 West Bernardo Drive, Suite 260
San Diego, CA 92127
Phone: 858-304-0947
Phone: 866-631-3470
Fax: 858-376-1410

San Diego Office

5720 Oberlin Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: 866-631-3470
Fax: 760-741-1410

Las Vegas Office

333 South Sixth Street, Suite 230
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: 702-749-4430
Fax: 702-933-1748

San Diego Office

750 B Street, Suite 2610
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-702-8356
Fax: 619-923-8356

San Francisco Office

300 Montgomery Street, Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94101
Phone: 415-481-0475
Fax: 415-762-1539

Phoenix Office

40 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: 602-903-7018
Fax: 602-357-1655