Introduction to Business Acquisitions

This course will help you become a key adviser to your client or employer who is interested in buying or selling a business. It provides the participant with a foundation of knowledge about the most common types of business acquisitions that a business owner may utilize or be a party to during the life of the business. In this course participants will gain a working knowledge sufficient to prepare basic tax models for business acquisitions and obtain data necessary to complete an analysis/comparison and recommendation for a course of action.

Learning Objectives

Learning Objective: 

When you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize the basic steps in a business acquisition
  • Be acquainted with the team of advisers involved with the transactions
  • Understand due diligence procedures and transaction documentation
  • Analyze the three principle approaches to valuation of a business
  • Identify key buyer groups and the impact of a sale on them
  • Structure compensation alternatives for individual buyers and sellers
  • Learn how CPAs and other advisors can offer the highest value services to clients

Topics Discussed

Topics Discussed: 
  • Transaction basics
  • Due diligence
  • Asset versus stock based transactions
  • Transaction terms
  • Buyer and seller best practices
  • Transaction costs

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COURSE CODE

TSE.IBA

FIELD OF STUDY

Taxes

CPE CREDIT HOURS

8

KNOWLEDGE LEVEL

Intermediate

INTENDED AUDIENCE

Senior tax professionals in public accounting who assist clients with transactions for closely held entities

PREREQUISITE

Basic knowledge of business acquisitions

ADVANCED PREPARATION

None

DELIVERY METHOD

Group Live
Self-Study On-Demand

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