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Asset Sale (Asset Acquisition)

An asset sale or acquisition is where a buyer Acquires the assets of a company but the seller retains ownership of the legal entity. Buyers often prefer asset sales as it means acquiring assets they want and excluding those they don’t (including their liabilities). The buyer and seller will draft and sign an acquisition purchase agreement (APA) that sets out the assets to be Acquired.

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