Drafting Business Sale Agreements

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Business Sale Agreements

 

When you are selling a business, a well drafted Business Sale Agreement will:

  • be in plain language;
  • clearly identify the assets to be sold;
  • set out the commercial terms between the parties;
  • not contain terms that are unfair or unconscionable.

 

 

What terms are usually in a Business Sale Agreement?

 

A Business Sale Agreement will contain information about the vendor and the purchaser and information about the business, including the type of business being operated and the location of the business.

A Business Sale Agreement will also set out other terms such as:

  • the purchase price and method of payment;
  • details of the assets of the business that are being sold;
  • restraint clauses, such as a confidentiality clause and a non-competition clause (preventing the seller from competing with the business for a defined period); and
  • a statement of indemnity which generally states that the Purchaser is not liable for the Vendor's actions before settlement and the Vendor is not liable for the Purchaser's actions after settlement.

 

 

Business Sale Agreement for a Franchise Business

 

If you are selling a franchise business your Business Sale Agreement will include conditions which are relevant to the franchise sale.

The intellectual property of the business will not be included in the list of assets sold as the franchisor will own the intellectual property rights. The right to use the business name and systems will be provided to the purchaser under the terms of the franchise agreement (which the purchaser will enter into with the franchisor).

The operation of the Business Sale Agreement will be subject to the purchaser being approved by the franchisor and entering into a franchise agreement with the franchisor.

 

 

Our Services

 

We will: 

  • draft a Sale of Business Agreement that accurately reflects the agreement (including the sale of a franchise business);
  • negotiate any amendments to the Sale of Business agreement;
  • assist with the settlement of the sale of the business to ensure that everything that is required has been completed.

 

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