This Guide is designed for use by buyers of businesses, business brokers and professional advisers when buying a business. The purpose of the Guide is to explain some of the key issues, specific risks and the potential for getting things wrong and some opportunities where professional advisers can assist in securing better decisions.

You should not use this Guide as a do-it-yourself tool, because the risks in doing so are extremely high. Every business sale transaction is different and requires the input of professional advisers – typically your lawyer, accountant, finance broker and financial advisor.


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