Britton Law, P.A.
Free Consultation For Injury Cases
910-401-3356

How to time the sale of a business

Ideally, business owners in North Carolina and throughout the country will get maximum value for their companies. However, to get top dollar for their organizations, owners will need to time the sale properly. Depending on how long a person has owned a company, it may be possible to look at its prior performance to find useful patterns or cycles. Determining such a pattern may make it easier to put the company on the market when it should be most desirable to buyers.

If a company is going to be put on the market, the goal should be to sell it before the end of the calendar or fiscal year. This may reduce the chances that a revenue or an earnings miss scuttles a proposed sale. It is important to note that the sale can take anywhere from three to six months to finalize.

Individuals who want to sell their companies should look for signs that the industry is growing or declining as a whole. Generally, buyers aren't going to pay as much for a company that might be producing goods or services that people won't want in future years. This may be true regardless of how well an individual company is performing. Business owners may also want to complete the sale of their companies before competitors take some or all of their market share.

The sale of a business or business assets may be a lengthy process that may require the assistance of an attorney to complete. A lawyer may assist with the due diligence process or negotiate the terms of the sale in an effort to help a seller obtain a favorable deal. Legal professionals may be able to help obtain local, state or federal regulatory approval for the sale to close.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Send Us An Email. We’ll Listen.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Britton Law, P.A.
2850 Village Drive, Suite 206
Fayetteville, NC 28304

Toll Free: 888-811-9738
Phone: 910-401-3356
Fayetteville Law Office Map

Britton Law, P.A. Office

Call Our Law Firm:

910-401-3356 ~or~ 888-811-9738
How to time the sale of a business | Britton Law, P.A.