This CPE course will provide you with a foundation of knowledge about the most common types of business acquisitions that a business owner may utilize or be a party to over the life of the business. In this course, you will gain a working knowledge sufficient to prepare basic tax models for business acquisitions and obtain data necessary to complete an analysis/comparison and recommendation for a course of action.
Asset versus stock based transactions
Buyer and seller best practices
When you complete this course you will be able to:
Understand the basic steps in a business acquisition.
Be acquainted with the team of advisers involved with the transaction.
Understand due diligence procedures and transaction documentation.
Analyze the three principle approaches to valuation of a business.
Identify key buyer groups and the impact of a sale on them.
Structure compensation alternatives for individual buyers and sellers.
Learn how CPAs and other advisors can offer the highest value services to clients.
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of business acquisitions
Advanced Preparation: None
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