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What happens at the closing of the sale of a business?

On Behalf of | Aug 23, 2023 | Business Law |

There are many reasons why a Texas business owner may decide to sell their business. Some owners may find that selling the business is the best way to help it grow, while others may be trying to deal with their own feelings of burnout. In any case, making sure the sale of your business goes smoothly is essential for both you and the buyers.

What happens during the closing process?

Now that you have reached a deal with potential buyers and finalized the purchase price based on the value of the business, you need to make sure you prepare all the necessary closing documents. These documents may include:

  • Purchase and sale agreement
  • Bill of sale
  • Closing statement
  • Asset transfer documents
  • Lease agreements
  • Tax forms
  • Government forms
  • Corporate documents

You, along with the other sellers, and the buyers will then attend a scheduled closing meeting to finalize the deal. Attorneys, brokers, and other involved parties may also attend this meeting. During this meeting, all documents will be signed to complete all transactions relating to the sale.

Once the business has been transferred to the new owner, it is the seller’s responsibility to announce the sale and provide any information the new owner needs to continue to run the business. This information may include:

  • Operating manuals
  • Software accessories
  • Alarm codes and safe combinations
  • Building keys

Selling a business is both an exciting and nerve-wracking experience. Finalizing the deal is often the one thing standing between you and the next phase of your life, whatever that may entail. A business law professional can make sure that you have completed all the necessary contractual requirements to effectuate the sale of the business and ensure that all parties walk away reasonably satisfied with the terms of the deal.