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How to Structure a Business Asset Purchase with Taxes in Mind

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Taxes are a major consideration in mergers and acquisitions (M&As). The parties generally can structure a business purchase as either:

1.     An asset purchaseThe buyer can purchase all or some of the assets of the business.

2.     A purchase of stock (or another ownership interest). The buyer can purchase the seller’s ownership interest in the entity if the target business is operated as a corporation, partnership or limited liability company (LLC) that’s treated as a partnership or corporation for tax purposes. READ MORE