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Categories:
Corporate & Commercial Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to inform the listener about the stages the parties go through when buying a company or business. The speaker will discuss preliminary negotiations, the due diligence process, protections the parties may want to include in the form of warranties, indemnities and the disclosure letter and the main elements of the acquisition agreement.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the issues which are discussed during preliminary negotiations;
  • Know the investigations a prudent buyer should try to carry out during the due diligence process;
  • Know the protections buyers may want to include in the acquisition documentation (in the form of warranties and indemnities) and the way sellers often try to limit their exposure to liability;
  • Understand the main elements of the acquisition agreement for both types of acquisition.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1994;
  • Walford v Miles (1992) 2 WLR 174;
  • Hadley v Baxendale (1854) 9 Exch 341;
  • Levison v Farin (1978) 2 All ER 1149.

This podcast provides an introduction to the process of buying and selling a business enterprise either by purchase of a business as a going concern, or by acquiring the entire issued share capital of a private company.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-08-30

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