Buying a Business in Illinois

Investing in a business can be beneficial for companies and private parties. The transaction can be complicated, however.

Specific regulations concerning mergers, acquisitions, negotiations or securities exchanges may be implicated when you buy a business. These areas are all governed by Federal and Illinois law.

What Parts of the Business Am I Buying?

The purchase of a business in Wheeling is actually the buying of a right called "control". With this right, a party can direct business operations as it sees fit, it acquires ownership of business assets, and it assumes liability for all business debts. A complete picture of the financial position of the business is important for the buyer to make his decision. This picture is gained through a process called "due diligence". Federal and Illinois guidelines are used in the process of due diligence, and not following these guidelines can lead to legal consequences. However, due diligence will lead to a better informed decision concerning whether you want to buy the business. Also, it will help the business to transition more smoothly to new ownership.

How Much Will the Business Cost?

Control of a business is sold for an amount that is necessary for a party to acquire an ownership stake. The value of the business property and the type of business factor in to determine the exact price. The process for how the right of control can be transferred or modified is defined by specific laws in Illinois. Procedures may make buying a business more or less expensive than simply the market value of its assets.

How Can a Wheeling Attorney Help?

There are unique requirements in Illinois that a party purchasing a business must fulfill. In Wheeling, an attorney knowledgeable in Illinois law can inform you about the peculiarities of your investment and outline the cheapest way for you to gain control.