A sale of business agreement details the particulars on the sales transfer of goods or services. There may be several ways to buy and sell businesses depending on each one’s structure that could provide several obligations that can be included in a business transfer agreement.
Our Sale of Business Sample Agreements give several examples on the draft of such agreements and the provisions that come along with them. These can be modified by users based on the specifics of their own drafted agreements and can be downloaded in both Word Doc and PDF file formats.
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Business ownership can be transferred in a couple of ways. For one, an immediate transfer of ownership can be made by an outright sale, which can be advantageous to the seller by means of immediate cash availability. This can either be used as additional capital that can be used for expansion of other business ventures or additional equity for the company.
A gradual sale based on installment is done where the buyer’s payments are financed by a bank who will guarantee payment. This is done by the financing bank issuing a bank guarantee where the liability of the buyer will become the liability of the bank should the buyer fail to fulfill his obligations. A gradual sale becomes advantageous to both buyer and seller in that the seller is guaranteed a monthly income and the buyer not having to shell out a sizable cash requirement outright. Instead of a transfer of ownership, a lease agreement may be made for the temporary transfer of ownership until such time the buyer is able to complete the payment.
Before a business transfer agreement can be effected, the seller and the buyer must both decide on which kind of sale determines the parts of the ownership transfer. This can be done through an entity sale where the stocks or interests in the business are sold by the seller and he retains all the physical inventories in the business through a Limited Liability Corporation agreement. A second option is an asset sale wherein the seller sells all the assets to the buyer while the seller continues to own the stocks or LLC interests.
For more business-related agreements and contracts, please check out our Business Associate Agreements and Business Agreement Contracts that have all the necessary examples that will guide business partners in drafting their own agreements. These are all free to download, edit, and modify before printing.
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In a sale of business agreement, the way a business is being organized will determine how transfers of ownership will be carried out. A sole proprietorship is the easiest way for the seller to transfer ownership since he is solely in complete control of the business. With a partnership, only if both partners agree on the company’s assets and interests will a transfer be successful. Shares may be transferable in a corporation, but stockholders may face several restrictions applied by the company. It’s best to draft the transfer agreement based on agreed principles.
For more examples of business-related agreements, do check out our Business Partnership Agreements that are free to download and available in both Word doc and PDF file formats. These can be used as guides to draft your own agreement terms or you can print these to be used immediately.
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