Taxes – The Key to Keeping More In The Sale of Your Business

Taxes – The Key to Keeping More In The Sale of Your Business

By Roy Graham

January 12, 2012

Money BlocksThey say nothing’s certain but death and taxes…but I’m not quite sure how certain taxes really are.  Don’t get me wrong.  I know they’ll always exist.  But tax laws are constantly changing.  And, taxes become very relevant when we contemplate large life events – like selling one’s business.

One of my colleagues, David DuWaldt, wrote a great piece about how taxes and M&A deal structure work hand in hand.  David does a great job explaining why the tax interests of the buyer and those of the seller are often at odds with one another and how a resourcefully structured transaction can bridge the gap between the two.  I suggest you read David’s full article here.

Because the laws are constantly changing, it’s important to work with a trusted team of advisors including your accountant, lawyer, financial planner and investment banker to design the M&A deal structure that provides the best liquidity outcome for you.  Remember…it’s what you keep that counts.

Posted by Roy Graham.