Buying a Business in Connecticut
Buying a business can be an advantageous investment for both individuals and companies. However, the transaction is much more complicated than a normal purchase.
There are Federal and Connecticut laws concerning mergers, acquisitions, negotiations and securities exchange that may impact the purchase of a business.
What Parts of the Business Am I Buying?
If a party wants to direct business operations, the best way is to acquire a right called "control". With control of a business, the party acquires all assets and the customer base of the business, plus it also assumed the company's debts. To make his decision, a buyer will want a complete picture of the financial position of the business. Through a process called "due diligence", a company's financials become clear. Federal and Connecticut guidelines are used in the process of due diligence, and not following these guidelines can lead to legal consequences. However, obedience to the process of due diligence leads to a better informed decision about buying the business. And afterwards, it may also help the ownership transfer to go more smoothly.
How Much Will the Business Cost?
How much a business will cost depends on the type of business, how much ownership stake you need to assert control, and the value of the business property. The process for how the right of control can be transferred or modified is defined by specific laws in Connecticut. Procedures may make buying a business more or less expensive than simply the market value of its assets.
How Can a Cheshire Attorney Help?
In Connecticut, the law poses requirements for a party purchasing a business to fulfill. An attorney knowledgeable in Connecticut law practicing in Cheshire can help you comply with these laws and acquire control of the business you want to buy as cheaply as possible.