Commentary

202 The different ways of selling a business

BUSINESSES vol 4(2) start-up, sale and purchase
| Commentary

202 The different ways of selling a business

| Commentary

202 The different ways of selling a business

There are two principal methods of selling a business. The first is to sell the assets and possibly the liabilities which make up that business. This method is available whether the seller is a company, an individual or a collection of individuals, such as a partnership. The second method only applies if the business is being carried on by a company, and that is to transfer control of the company itself through the shareholders selling their shares in it. This second method presupposes that the selling shareholders are few enough to enable

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