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The Pros and Cons of Asset Purchases vs Share Purchases

A share purchase involves the purchase of shares of a company effectively transferring the company’s assets and liabilities to the purchaser. An asset purchase, on the other hand, involves the purchaser buying some (or all) of a company’s assets. Oftentimes, the purchaser may prefer an asset purchase and the vendor may prefer a share purchase; this preference, however, will vary depending on a variety of factors.