What's a share deal?
Whereas in an asset deal individual assets (such as machines or buildings) of acompany are acquired, in a share deal the buyer buys shares in a companyor part of a company up for sale. These can be shares, but also shares in aGmbH or shares in a partnership. The legal transition is precisely regulated. Thisapplies, for example, to risks arising from guarantees or tax liabilities.
Compared to the asset deal, the share deal has a big advantage for theseller in particular: the capital gains from a share deal are tax-privileged. Forthe buyer or investor, the decision between the two variants is usually not soeasy to make. It is even more dependent on the overall tax and businesssituation.
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