Buying a Business in Nebraska

Purchasing a business can be a worthwhile investment, but whether it is purchased by an individual or another company, the transaction is complicated.

Purchasing a business occasionally involves laws concerning mergers, acquisitions, negotiations or securities exchanges. These fields are governed by Nebraska and Federal 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". Through due diligence, federal and Nebraska guidelines are used to inform both parties, and there may be legal consequences for not following these guidelines properly. 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?

The price of a business depends on the value of the ownership stake that is necessary to exert control, and this in turn is determined somewhat by the value of the business property and the type of business. The procedure for how the right of control can be transferred or modified is defined by particular laws in Nebraska. Procedures may make buying a business more or less expensive than simply the market value of its assets.

How Can a Wayne Attorney Help?

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