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Monthly Accountants Tech Talk: Buying a Business vs Buying Shares

CPD Hours: 3

Price: R500.00


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Monthly Accountants Tech Talk: Buying a Business vs Buying Shares


Overview   

One of the most common questions accountants get asked is regarding their clients wanting to know whether to dispose of shareholding in a business or sell the operations out of the company.  

Mergers, acquisitions and disposals of businesses involve more than just the transfer or consolidation of business ownership. What are the legal, accounting and tax implications of the different scenarios? This workshop will delve into the world of acquisitions and disposals of businesses and shares by investigating issues that include valuation concerns, tax consequences, the importance of a well-written contract, and understanding what is being sold or bought. This session is a must for accountants and auditors who want to gain a better understanding of these transactions, as well as any delegates looking at refreshing their knowledge on the topic. 


Learning objectives and competencies developed 

By attending this webinar you will develop the following competencies:  

  • Awareness of the processes involved in the acquisition and disposal of shares and businesses.  

  • Be able to critically analyse the tax and accounting consequences of a sale of business. 

  • Be able to analyse and understand the tax and accounting consequences of the sale of shares. 

  • Have full understanding of the pros and cons of a business sale versus the sale of shares. 

  • Be competent in giving advice to your clients regarding the disposal of shares and the sale of businesses.  


Content 

The webinar will cover the following topics:  

  • What is being sold or bought? 

  • Valuation concerns. 

  • The importance of a well-written contract. 

  • Accounting for a business combination. 

  • Companies Act considerations. 

  • Assurance considerations. 

  • Tax consequences.  

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