Purchase and Sale of a Business


When it comes to buying or selling a business, there are a number of important considerations to take into account in order to ensure a smooth and successful transaction. At NBG Chartered Professional Accountant, we understand that buying or selling a business can be both exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. This is why we are here to help you through every step of the process, from due diligence to pricing and structuring.

Our process starts by performing due diligence procedures in order to evaluate the financial health of the business. This will allow us to ensure that the purchase or sale price of the business is fair and reflects accurate fair market value. Once you decide to move forward with the sale or purchase, we will advise on the most tax efficient structure so that you can minimize your tax obligations.

If you are selling your business, we will also provide guidance on how to best position your business for sale and what potential buyers will be looking for. Our team has a wealth of experience in helping small to medium sized businesses with their purchase and sale transactions.

Contact us today to see how we can help you with your business purchase or sale.

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Why Hire An Accountant?

When buying or selling a business, it's imperative to understand the tax implications of the transaction. That's why it's wise to consult with an accountant before proceeding.

Here's how an accountant can help when buying or selling a business.

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Buying a Business

When buying a business, an accountant can:

  • Identify the key financial indicators through review of financial statements;
  • Advise on the tax implications of buying a business through shares or assets;
  • Advise on reasonableness of the selling price;
  • Advise on the financial impact of potential business changes, such as new employees, new products, or new markets;
  • Help you plan for the future of your business by providing financial projections and advice on how to best use your resources; and
  • Help you stay organized and efficient by keeping track of important financial documents and deadlines.

Selling a Business

When selling a business, an accountant can:

  • Provide a business valuation so you know what to ask for;
  • Ensure that your financial statements are accurate and completed for the sale;
  • Advise on the structuring of the deal based on pros and cons of an asset vs a share sale; and
  • Minimize tax implications from sale of a business.
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