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Due diligence

If you are the purchaser, due diligence is an integral part of your purchase. This is the investigation of the business for sale and the seller to minimise the purchaser’s risks.  Due diligence generally involves verifying the banking and financial position of the business, valuing the business, reviewing the important contracts associated with the business, verifying the corporate ownership structure, verifying the ownership of business assets including information technology and intellectual property rights, verifying the employees and suppliers, investigating any legal proceedings involving the business, and verifying its compliance with regulatory requirements. You usually do due diligence after you have negotiated contract terms, but prior to signing the sale of business contract. We can assist you to complete your due diligence. We advise and represent clients in the due diligence process.


Share purchases

The purchase of shares raises different risks and offers different benefits to the purchase of the business assets but not the shares. We can assist you to define exactly which assets and liabilities you are buying or selling, explain the risks and benefits and advise you on your options.



The goodwill of a business could also be described as its reputation. It is an intangible and unique asset enabling the business to retain its existing customers and to attract new ones. Goodwill typically comprises the business name, intellectual property, customer lists and the like. When purchasing a business, the seller is selling, and the buyer is buying the goodwill as well, usually, as the business’ tangible assets, such as its equipment and stock.


Raising capital

Your business may need to raise capital. Borrowing money is the most common method, known as debt capital. Selling part of your business in return for the capital is another common method, known as equity capital. Raising equity capital is more complicated and regulated. We can assist you to raise debt capital and equity capital.


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Jenny FlemingJenny Fleming
00:37 23 Feb 22
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03:37 14 Jan 22
We had a good experience with Elvin Lawyers - Jason was a very thorough and thoughtful lawyer.
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03:45 02 Nov 21
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05:53 02 Sep 20
We've employed Elvin Lawyers on two occasions, and in both cases they have been very professional, friendly and accommodating. Highly recommended.
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02:31 20 Apr 20
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04:54 09 Apr 20
I worked with Skye Wilde for my family law matter and she was fantastic to work with. She was kinda and courteous, always approachable, and always prompt in getting things done. She also gave us realistic advice on how to proceed after the case was completed.(Posted on behalf of my mother)
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10:36 14 Feb 22
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21:22 13 Feb 22
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11:58 10 Feb 22
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Travis HobbsTravis Hobbs
02:06 10 Feb 22
I had a difficult legal matter and Matt and his team were responsive and provided excellent advice at a reasonable rate. I was very happy with the outcome and the costs were explained to me upfront and I didn't have a heart-attack when I saw the bill. It was also nice to have a local lawyer that actually returned my calls. I would definitely recommend Elvin Lawyers.