Buying a Business in Indiana

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

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

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 gains all assets and the customer base of the business, plus it also assumed the company's debts. A complete picture of the financial position of the business is important for the purchaser to make his decision. This picture is acquired through a process called "due diligence". The process of due diligence uses Federal and Indiana guidelines to protect both parties. If these guidelines are not followed, a party might be found in breach of a legal duty. Following the procedure of due diligence faithfully, however, leads to a better informed decision about the purchase of the business. It can also help the ownership transfer to go more smoothly.

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. There are particular laws in Indiana that dictate procedure for how the right of control of a company can be transferred and modified, and these procedures may make buying the business cheaper or more expensive, depending on a variety of factors.

How Can a Sullivan Attorney Help?

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