A l’occasion de l’apport de titres d’une société existante à une nouvelle société destinée à devenir la société holding, il est possible de créer un compte courant d’associé dans la holding au profit de l’apporteur. En effet, l’article 15-0 B du Code Général des Impôts prévoit que lors de l’apport de titres d’une société à […]

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The choice between an exclusive assignment and a non-exclusive assignment is an important issue that you should not hesitate to broach with your mergers and acquisitions consultant.   Firstly, let us recall what these terms cover.   • in an exclusive assignment, the seller does not intend to sign more than one sell-side assignment and wants […]

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There are many organisations operating on the M&A market for small- and mid-sized companies. The majority simply provide indirect contacts: they introduce a seller and a buyer to each other, who they then leave to manage alone. However, selling or buying a company is not a simple transaction. For example, it is not comparable to […]

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We start work as soon as you entrust us with a sell-side assignment. A member of the CFK Finance team, known as an “Associate”, is appointed according to his knowledge of the business sector of your company. This specialist will be your main contact and will keep you regularly informed of the progress of your […]

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The sell-side assignment is a contractual document that allows the substance and time limits of your sale project to be secured. The parties thereto are:   • the executives who want to sell their company (the “principal”;   • and the intermediary chosen for this sale (the “agent”).   The assignment sets out in a clear and […]

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Perceptiveness and common sense often enable you to make a good choice: past performance, stability of the team, references etc.   Choosing a mergers and acquisitions consultancy is an important step that, in part, pledges the fortunes of a company, its employees and its executives. It is normal to want to meet with several of […]

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Some mergers and acquisitions consultancies have decided to specialise in one business sector, such as agri-food for example. Some individuals also claim they are capable of acting as intermediaries in this field or that field. Unfortunately, they rarely have the resources (financial, human) or the tools required to succeed in such an operation.   At […]

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CFK Finance’s database of contacts is a tool for bringing buyers and sellers into contact.   Essential building block of the system that the CFK Finance Associates use during any transaction: a confidential database including the details of thousands of French companies and belonging to all business sectors. Developed especially for CFK Finance by an […]

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During company merger and acquisition transactions, it has become customary for those involved in such transactions to ask potential buyers for a confidentiality agreement so that, should these latter breach the secrecy obligation, it will be easier to entail their contractual liability.   Indeed, the negotiation stage between the seller and the potential buyer will […]

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Several dozen buyers – both natural persons and legal entities – have already put their trust in CFK Finance. A desire to change business, a well-developed growth strategy, commercial opportunity…the motivations of these buyers are extremely diverse. Likewise, the companies shortlisted within the framework of these company acquisitions are extremely varied and belong to all […]

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During a company transaction service, some instruments are drawn up even before the conclusion of the final contract by the parties. The letter of intent (the name of which, in an international context, may vary e.g. (memorandum of agreement, concept paper, heads of agreement).   The letter of intent is usually a prerequisite to transactions […]

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Mr Richard Gaudet Bayet & Associés law firm – www.bayetetassocies.com   Some commercial companies subject to corporation tax have a real property on their balance sheet. This is usually a property used for the actual operation of the company (factory, workshops, offices etc.) although, sometimes, it is rental property. The acquisition made directly by the […]

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Mr Emmanuel Ravut – Bayet & Associés law firm – www.bayetetassocies.com I – PREAMBLE Mr X owns 100% of the capital of company A, which itself owns 100% of the capital of company B, the shares of B constituting its only asset. Mr X has found buyers who wish to buy either the shares of […]

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Sale of a company and retirement: How can you benefit from reduced taxation on the sale of your shares?   The advice of Mr Arnaud Langlais, Lawyer, mergers and acquisitions specialist at theDS Avocats Law Firm, partner of CFK Finance   Many company founders and/or executives approaching retirement age want to transfer or sell their […]

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