Selling your business - what to expect


2 mins

Posted on 13 Sep 2021

Selling your business - what to expect

Liz Barton, Head of Doyle Clayton's Corporate team and Roger Holman, Tax Advisor at Mark Davies & Associates talk about selling a business. For many people this may only happen once in their lifetime and may involve a large amount of money so it's essential to get it right. Liz and Roger talk about what can be expected and the pitfalls to look out for. 

Areas covered include : 

  • What the sales process involves
  • Due diligence and non-disclosure agreements
  • Sale agreements including warranties
  • Disclosure letters
  • Other essential documents 

The webinar covers companies only as its the most common situation we advise on.

Interested in a particular area? Find the answer easily without watching the whole webinar (times are approx)

1. Minutes 0 - 1:00. Intro 

2. Minutes 1 - 2:00. The first thing to ask when selling a business

3. Minutes 2 - 8:00. The difference between a company/share sale and business/asset sale

4. Minutes 8 - 11:00. What does the sale process involve?

5. Minutes 11 - 17:30. What is due diligence?

6. Minutes 17:30 - 20:00. Due diligence : important things to remember

7. Minutes 20 - 21:00. Documenting the transaction 

8. Minutes 21 - 25:00. Are there any tax to consider when the purchase price is paid out over a period of time or dependent on the performance of the business after completion

9. Minutes 25 - 33:00. Documenting the transaction : indemnities & warranties

10. Minutes 33 - 36:00. Documenting the transaction : disclosure letter

11. Minutes 36 - 38:00. Documenting the transaction : other documents 

12. Minutes 38 - 41:14. Summary

Key Contacts

Liz Barton

  • Partner & Head of Corporate
  • T: +44 (0)20 7778 7238
  • Email me

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