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 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?
- 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 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.
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
Buyers 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 requires discipline, focus, technical and financial understanding and 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.
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