SHARE SALE AGREEMENT (SHORT)

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What is included

A basic form of a Share Sale Agreement.  The variables are contained in a schedule at the end of the Agreement for ease of drafting.

This includes:

§  Payment of deposit

§  exchange and completion dates

§  Vendor to deliver financials, tax returns and other documents of transfer

§  Warranties and confidentiality

§  GST clauses

Suitable for share sales which does not involve a sale of business or where the underlying business structure is simple.

This agreement for the sale of shares is approx 9 pages long.

 

 

 

WE NOW INCLUDE FREE :-

  • A TRANSFER OF SHARES DOCUMENT VALUED AT $20.00
  •  SALE OF SHARES CHECKLIST

 

 Includes GST

 

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Share Sale Agreements

Shares are sold for a variety of reasons quite often what a client begins to describe as a simple transfer of shares in fact becomes a sale of business, with one business partner selling out to another. Often the reason for selling shares is that one of the shareholder / directors in a company decides to leave the business. In addition to selling the shares in the company, the exiting director also wishes to get out of collateral contracts such as the lease of the premises from which the business is conducted and directors guarantees. A well drafted share sale agreement will not only effectively transfer title in the shares but also protect the rights of the party leaving the business from ongoing liabilities, and leave the remaining parties with ownership of the business assets.

Sale shares v sale of business

Selling a business may be effected by selling the shares of the company that owns the business or selling the assets of the business. A sale of the assets of the business is the most common practice.  The new owner does not need to concern themselves with the past history of the company and whether it has complied with statutory obligations or paid the right amount of tax. This guide covers the sale of shares. Sale of business assets is covered in a suite dedicated to that topic.

Share sales are characteristically evidenced by:

A Share Transfer – a simple one page document evidencing the transferor, transferee, date of transfer and consideration. It usually refers to a more complex document called an Agreement for Sale of Shares. This more complex document usually contains all the detailed terms and conditions of the sale.

An Agreement for Sale of Shares – a detailed agreement containing all the terms and conditions of sale. As in a sale of business assets or property, the agreement contemplates a three step process in the sale of shares:

i.   Signing and exchange of contracts (in this case the Agreement for Sale of Shares);

ii.  A period in which adjustments are made and accounts prepared in readiness for settlement; and

iii. Settlement, where a final payment is made in exchange for signed Share Transfer, Share Certificate and any other documents evidencing title to the shares and ownership of the business.

This is not legal advice given by Precedents Online or its Authors.

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