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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Beswick & Wine: Buying and Selling Private Companies and Businesses 9th ed isbn 9781780434810

Beswick & Wine: Buying and Selling Private Companies and Businesses 8th ed


ISBN13: 9781847666987
New Edition ISBN: 9781780434810
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781847660961
Published: June 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback & CD-ROM
Price: Out of print



The 8th edition of this well established book adopts a practical approach, considering both the vendor’s and seller's perspective and providing the practitioner with a step-by-step guide to all the legal, taxation and commercial issues involved in buying and selling private companies and businesses. New for this edition:-

  • Legislative and case law changes relating to buying and selling businesses
  • Full implementation details of the new Companies Act in late 2008
  • Objection to Company Names
  • Corporate directors and under-age directors
  • Provisions relating to the directors’ ‘conflicts of interest duties’
  • Share capital reduction - solvency statement route
  • Repeal of the restrictions on financial assistance for acquisition of shares in private companies
  • Changing Articles of Association
  • Tax law changes and latest rates.

Subjects:
Commercial Law, Company Law
Contents:
Part I: The Seller's Perspective
1. An overview of the sale process
2. Assessment of marketability
3. Preparing for the slae
4. Marketing
5. Negotiating process
Part II: The Purchaser's Perspective
6. An overview of the acquisition process
7. Acquisition strategy
8. The search process
9. Negotiation
10. Due diligence
Part III: The Acquisition Agreement
11. General principles
12. Share purchase
13. Business transfer agreement
12. Share purchase
13. Business transfer agreement
Part IV: Post-completion
14. Announcements and notifications
15. Implementing changes to the workforce
16. Stamp duty
Part V: Special Situations
17. Buy-outs
18. Buying and selling technology businesses
Part VI: Precedents