Purchasing or selling a business is a significant decision for most people – you must get it right. We can assist you throughout the entire process.
We have the necessary skills and experience to advise you on the purchase or sale of your business.
We can also assist you with the structuring of your business, that is what business types are available to you. Business types include sole traders, companies, partnerships and trusts.
Caputo Lawyers can provide advice and assist you in the areas of:
- Sale or purchase of business – we specialise in small businesses
- Leasing associated with the business
- Assignment of lease
- Franchise agreements
- Partnership agreeements associated with the business
- Shareholders agreements associated with the business
- Liquor licensing
Who you choose to assist you with your purchase or sale of business will make a difference to your end result and may effect you financially in both the short and long term.
Purchase of a business
When you purchase a business, we carry out thorough due diligence on the business to ensure that you are getting what you pay for. If the correct due diligence is not undertaken, you may suffer significant losses going forward. Most small business fail within the first 5 years.
Also see our information page on leasing. If you buy a business which is not an online business a lot of the goodwill is in the location of the premises which makes the lease extremely important when buying a business. We will provide you with advice on the lease teams and let you know if we think it is best to negotiate an entirely new lease with the landlord as part of your business purchase.
Case study – click here for more information
Sale of business
It is important that you ensure that the contract prepared to sell your business is correct and reflects the agreement between the parties. We support and guide you through the process. When taking instructions from you, we ensure that you provide us with all information required so that the process runs smoothly from start to completion. We work as a team with you and your appointed selling business agent to minimise the risk of losing any potential buyers.
The most common feedback we receive from both business brokers and our clients selling their businesses are that we do things quickly, efficiently and assist the process to run smoothly. This will make a huge difference to your bottom line and ensure that everything is done accurately and efficiently.
We specialise in small businesses and leases. Don’t become a statistic, get the right advice and secure your investment.
Caputo Lawyers can also provide advice when you are purchasing a business in terms of the entity you will use to operate the business. Please click here for information on partnership and shareholding arrangements.
Let us assist with your life-changing decisions today and find out more about our competitive fees by phoning 1300 210 700 or contact us here today.