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Purchase of Business Agreement

THIS PURCHASE OF BUSINESS AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") dated
DD-MM-YYYY
BETWEEN:
of
Phone:
E-mail:
( the " Seller “)
OF THE FIRST PART
and
of
Phone:
E-mail:
( the " Purchaser “)
OF THE SECOND PART
( Seller and Purchaser hereinafter jointly referred to as the "Parties" and individually as the "Party")
BACKGROUND
The Seller is the owner of of (the "Business"), which carries on the business of under the operating name as a going concern in the Country of .
The Seller owns the assets of the Business and desires to sell certain assets, to the Purchaser, subject to any exclusions set out in this Agreement and the Purchaser desires to buy the Assets.
IN CONSIDERATION of the provisions contained in this Agreement and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is aknowledged, the Parties agree as follows:
1 Definition of Assets
1.1 For the purpose of this Agreement, the"Assets" consists of the following:
1.1.1 All equipment used in carrying on the Business;
1.1.2 All inventory and packaging;
1.1.3 All outstanding and confirmed slaes orders;
1.1.4 All interests of the Seller under contracts or agreements relating to the Business;
1.1.5 All books, records and files, relevant to carrying on the Business;
1.1.6 Title to registered or unregistered tradem marks and trade names;
1.1.7 The goodwill of the Business including the business name;
1.1.8 Cash items held by the Seller including, but not limited to, cash bank balances, and tedrm deposits;
1.1.9 Securities held by the Seller including, but not limited to, shares notes, bonds and debentures;
1.1.10 Accounts receivable and all other monies owed to the Seller due to operation of the Business;
2 Sale
2.1 Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and in reliance on the representations, warranties, and conditions set out in this Agreement, the Seller agrees to sell the Assets to the Purchaser and the Purchaser agrees to purchase the Assets from the Seller.
3 Purchase Price
3.1 The price to be paid by the Purchaser to the Seller for the Assets will be
amount
(the "Purchase Price").
3.2 The Purchase Price will be allocated among the Assets as follows subject to required adjustment that are agreed upon by the Parties:
3.2.1 All equipment used in carrying on the Business:
amount
;
3.2.2 All inventory and packaging:
amount
;
3.2.3 All outstanding and confirmed sales orders:
amount
;
3.2.4 All interests of the Seller under contracts or agreements relating to the Business:
amount
;
3.2.5 All books, records and files, relevant to carrying on the Business:
amount
;
3.2.6 Title to registered or unregistered tradem marks and trade names:
amount
;
3.2.7 The goodwill of the Business including the business name:
amount
;
3.2.8 Cash items held by the Seller including, but not limited to, cash bank balances, and tedrm deposits:
amount
;
3.2.9 Securities held by the Seller including, but not limited to, shares notes, bonds and debentures:
amount
;
3.2.10 Accounts receivable and all other monies owed to the Seller due to operation of the Business:
amount
;
3.3 The Parties agree to co-operate in the filing of elections under any applicable taxation legislation, in order to give the required or desired effect to the allocation of the Purchase Price.
3.4 The Seller and the Purchaser agree that the purchase and sale of the Business Corporation as a going concern and should therefore not be considered as a supply of goods and services for the purpose of Value Added Tax Act 1994 c.23 and all related provisions, amendments, orders and regulations (the "VAT") to Value Added Tax (Special Provisions) Order 1995 (Article 5). The Parties will make all reasonable afforts to ensure that this Agreement conforms to this or any other CAT exemption to ensure that no amount of tax will be owing under VAT.
4 Closing
4.1 The transfer of title to the Assets (the "Closing") will take place on
DD-MM-YYYY
(the "Closing Date") at the offices of the or at such other time and place as the Parties mutually agree.
4.2 At the Closing, the Seller will deliver the Assets to the Purchaser.
4.3 The Seller will deliver to the Purchaser possession of the Assets,free and clear of any liens, charges, rights of third parties, or any other encumbrances, except those attached asa result of the Purchaser's actions.
4.4 At Closing, the Seller will provide the Purchaser with duly executed forms and documens evidencing transfer of the Assets, where required including, but not limited to, bills of sale, assignments, assurances and consents. The Seller will also co-operate with the Purchaser as needed in order to effect the required registration, recording, and filing with public authorities of the transfer of ownership of the Assets to the Purchaser.
4.5 At Closing, the Seller will deliver to the Purchaser all records of the Business which are required to be transfered under VAT and the Purchaser will keep and continue to maintain these records after the Closing Date as required by VAT.
4.6 Upon a reasonable request of the Purchaser, the Seller will, from time to time, allow the Purchaser and its agents, counsels, accountants, employees or other representatives to have unrestricted access to the premises of the Business and to all of the books, documents, other records and accounts of the Business, during normal business hours, between the date of this Agreement is signed and the Closing Date, in order for the Purchaser to confirm the representations and warranties given by this the Seller in this Agreement.
5 Payment
5.1 The Purchase Price for the Assets will be paid by the Purchaser in one lump sum payment to the Seller
DD-MM-YYYY
.
5.2 The Purchase Price or its parts will be paid in the form of a . The Seller will give notice to the Purchaser of the bank account particulars at least business days prior to the due date.
6 Employees
6.1 The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations will apply to this Agreement so that the contracts of employment for all employees will have effect as from the Closing Date as if the contracts of employment had been made between the Purchaser and the employees.
6.2 The Business has maintained complete and accurate records of employment for each of its employees as required by all relevant governmental and regulatory bodies including, but not limited to, periods or employment, all payments including salary, sick pay and maternity pay, income tax and social security constributions, and any documentation relating to disciplinary issues, health and safety issues and termination of employment.
6.3 The Seller will be solely responsible from all employee compensation and all related governmental and regulatory contributions incurred by the Business up to and including the Closing Date including all salaries, benefits, bonuses and any other compensation of any kind owing to all employees up to and including the Closing Date. The Seller will be responsible for paying out all vacation days, sick days, personal days and other compensated time off accrued by all employees up to and including the Closing Date.
6.4 All employee compensation and all related governmental and regulatory contributions incurred by the Business after the Closing Date including all salaries, benefits, bonuses and any other compensation of any kind owing to all employees starting the day after the Closing Date will be the sole responsibility of the Purchaser.
7 Non-Solititation
7.1 The Seller understands and agrees that any attempt on the part of the Seller to induce employees, contractors, vendors, service providers, directors or agents to leave their job with the Business , or any effort by the Seller to interfere with the Business relationship with its employees and contractators would be harmful and damaging to the Purchaser. The Seller agrees that during the term of this Agreement and for a period of after the Cosing Date, the Seller will not in any way, directly or indirectly:
7.1.1 Induce or attempt to induce any employee, contractor, vendor, service provider, director or agent of the Business or quit employment or retainer with the Business;
Otherwise interface with or disrupt the Business relationship with its employees, contractors, vendors, service providers, directors or agents;
7.1.2 Discuss employment opportunities or provide information about competitive employment to any of the Business employees, contractors, vendors, service providers, directors or agents;
7.1.3 Solicit, entice, or hire away any employee, contractor, vendors, service providers, directors or agents of the Business for the purpose of an employment opportunity that is in competition with the Business.
7.2 This non-solicitation obligation as describled in this section 7 will be limited to employees, contractors, vendors, service providers, directors or agents who were employees or contractors of the Business until Closing Date .
8 Non-Competition
8.1 For a period of after the Closing Date, the Seller will not, directly or indirectly, as employee, sole proprietor, director, partner, owner, conlsultant, agent, founder, co-founder, co-venturer, member or otherwise, solely or jointly with others engage in any business that is in competition with the business of the Purchaser within in which the Purchaser conducts its business , or give advice or lend credit, money or the Sellers's reputation to any natural person or business entity engaged in a competing business in such geographic areas.
9 Representations and Warranties
9.1 The Seller represents and warrants to the Purchaser that:
9.1.1 The Seller has full legal authority to enter into and exercise its obligations under this Agreement.
9.1.2 The Seller is the exclusively entitled to possess and dispose of the Assets.
9.1.3 The Seller is the absolute beneficial owner of the Assets , with good and marketable title, free and clear of any liens, charges, encumbrances or rights of any third party.
9.1.4 To the best knowledge of the Seller there is no pending or anticipated claim against the Assets or against the Seller's ownership or title in the Assets or against the Seller's right to dispose of the Assets.
9.1.5 No third party contract is outstanding that could result in a claim against or affecting the Assets in whole or in part either now or in the future.
9.1.6 The Business does not have any outstanding contracts, agreements or other commitments of any kind, written or oral, with any third party regarding the Assets , except for the material contracts described in, and attached to this Agreement. The Seller represents and warrants that no default or breach exists with regard to any presently outstanding material contracts.
9.1.7 Execution of this Agreeement will not hinder or unfairly disadvantage any pre-existing creditor.
9.1.8 These has not been any act or omission by the Seller that would give rise to any valid claim relating to a brokerage commision, finder's fee or similar payment.
9.1.9 The Business has witheld all amounts required to be witheld under income tax legislation and has paid all amounts owing to the proper authorities and has filled all tax reports and returns required in the operation of the Business and has paid all taxes owed to all taxing authorities, including foreign taxing authorities.
9.1.10 The Business is not bound by any written or oral pension plan or collective bargaining agreement or obligated to make any contributions under any retirement income plan, deffered profit sharing plan or similar plan.
9.1.11 The Business will not hire any employees or substantially change the role or title of any existing employees, provide unschleduled or irregular increase in salary or benefits to employees, or institute any significant changes to the terms of any employment contract, after execution of this Agreement, unless the Purchaser provides written consent.
9.1.12 The Business has not failed to comply with the duty to inform and consult a trade union as reuqired by the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations with respect to the specific transfer of business as described by this Agreement.
9.1.13 The Assets, while owned by the Seller, have been maintained at all times in accordance with standard industry practice. The Seller further warrants that all tangible assets are in good working order.
9.1.14 The Business is operating in accordance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations or the jurisdictions in which it is carried on. In compliance with such laws, the Seller has duly licensed, registered or qualified the Business with appropriate public authorities.
9.1.15 The Business owns or licensed to use all necessary software and it can continue to use any and all electronic records, fiels nad programs into the future in the same manner as on the Closing Date.
9.2 The Purchaser represents and warrants to the Seller that:
9.2.1 The Purchaser has full legal authority to enter into and exercise its obligations under this Agreement.
9.2.2 The Purchaser has funds available to pay the full Purchase Price and any expenses accumulated by the Purchaser in connection with the Agreement and the Purchaser has not incurred any obligations, commitments, restrictions, or liabilities of any kind, absolute or contingent, present or future, which would adversely affect its ability to perform its obligations under this Agreement.
9.2.3 These has not been any act or omission by the Purchaser that would give rise to any valid claim relating to a brokerage commision, finder's fee or similar payment.
9.2.4 The Purchaser has no knowledge that any representation or warranty given by the Seller in this Agreement is false or inaccurate.
9.3 The representation and warranties given in this Agreement are the only representations and warranties. No other representations and warranties has been given.
9.4 Each Party warrants to the other Party that each of the representations and warranties is accurate and not misleading at the Closing Date. Each Party asknowledges that the other Party is entering into this Agreement in reliance on each warranty and representation.
9.5 The representations and warranties given in this Agreement will survive the Closing Date of this Agreement.
9.6 Where any Party has a claim against the other Party relating to one or more representations and warranties made by other Party, other Party will have no liability to such Party unless such Party provides notice in writting to the other Party containing full details of the claim on or before the anniversary of the Closing Date.
9.7 Where any Party has a claim against the other Party relating to one or more representations or warranties made by the other Party and the other Party is entitled to recover damages from a third Party then the amount of the claim against any Party will be reduced by the recovered or recoverable amount less all reasonable costs incurred by the other Party in recovering the amount from the third party.
10 Conditions Precedent to be Performed by Parties
10.1 The Obligation of the Purchaser to complete the purchase of the Assets under this Agreement is subject to the satisfaction of the following conditions precedent by the Seller, on or before the Closing Date, each of which is acknowledged to be for the exclusive benefit of the Purchaser and may be waived by the Purchaser entirely or in part:
10.1.1 All of the representations and warranties made by the Seller in this Agreement will be true and accurate in all material respects on the Closing Date.
10.1.2 The Seller will obtain and complete any and all consents, approvals, authorisations, declarations, registrations, orders, forms and documents from any person or governmental or public body that are required of the Seller for the proper execution of this Agreement and transfer of the Assets to the Purchaser.
10.1.3 The Seller will have executed all documentation necessary to transfer the Assets to the Purchaser.
10.1.4 The Seller will provide the Purchaser with complete imformation concerning the operation of the Business , in order to put the Purchaser in position to carry on in the place of the Seller.
10.2 The Obligation of the Purchaser to complete the purchase of the Assets under this Agreement is subject to the satisfaction of the following conditions precedent by the Purchaser, on or before the Closing Date, each of which is acknowledged to be for the exclusive benefit of the Seller and may be waived by the Purchaser entirely or in part:
10.2.1 All of the representations and warranties made by the Purchaser in this Agreement will be true and accurate in all material respects on the Closing Date.
10.2.2 The Seller will obtain and complete any and all consents, approvals, authorisations, declarations, registrations, orders, forms and documents from any person or governmental or public body that are required of the Seller for the proper execution of this Agreement and transfer of the Assets to the Purchaser.
10.3 If any Party fails to satisfy any condition precendent as set out in this section 10 on or before the Closing Date and the other Party does not waive that condition precedent, then this Agreement will be null and void and there will be no further liability as between the Parties.
11 Transfer of Third Party Contracts
11.1 This Agreement shall not be construes as an assignment of any third party contract from the Seller to the Purchaser if the assignment would be a breach of the third party contract.
11.2 The Purchaser will be solely responsible for acquiring new contracts with third parties where the existing contracts are not legally assignable from the Seller to the Purchaser.
11.3 Notwithstanding any other provision in this Agreement to the contrary, the Seller will not be liable for any losses, costs or damages of any kind including loss of revenue or decrease in value of the Business resulting from the failure of the Purchaser to acquire any third party contracts.
12 Notice
12.1 address specified below or at such other address as the party shall specify in writing. Such notice shall be deemed given upon personal delivery, or USPS express mail delivery, to the appropriate address, or if sent by certified or registered mail, days after the date of mailing to the following:
12.2 To: Seller.
Individual Name:
Phone:
Email:
12.3 To: Purchaser.
Individual Name:
Phone:
Email:
13 Force Majeure
13.1 Neither party shall be responsible for damages to the other party to the extent that a breach of this Agreement (or failure to perform) by such party is due to an act of god, strike or other labor dispute, war, terrorist activity, riot, civil disorder, embargo, fire, flood, weather condition, or any other casualty, beyond the reasonable control of such party (collectively, “Force Majeure”).
13.2 During any delay in performance due to an event of Force Majeure, the disabled party shall use its reasonable efforts and due diligence to resolve the cause of the delay and to minimize the effects thereof. If any of the obligations of any of the parties is hindered or prevented, in whole or in substantial part, because of a Force Majeure Event, then all other obligations of the parties shall continue. Delays or non-performance excused by this provision shall not excuse performance of any other obligation that is outstanding at the time of occurrence.
13.3 Notwithstanding the preceding, in the event such Force Majeure continues for a period of consecutive months, either party shall have the right, but not the obligation, to serve a written notice on the other terminating this Agreement in full and each shall have no further obligation whatsoever to the other save that Company shall continue to be obliged to make payments of monies due hereunder but not paid at the date of termination.
14 Pronouns; Statutory References
14.1 All pronouns and all variations thereof shall be deemed to refer to the masculine, feminine, or neuter, singular or plural, as the context in which they are used may require. Any reference to the Code, the Regulations, the Act, or other statutes or laws will include all amendments, modifications, or replacements of the specific sections and provisions concerned.
15 Interpretation
15.1 In the event any claim is made by any Party relating to any conflict, omission or ambiguity in this Agreement, no presumption or burden of proof or persuasion shall be implied by virtue of the fact that this agreement was prepared by or at the request of a particular Party or the Party’s counsel.
16 References to this agreement
16.1 Numbered or lettered articles, sections and subsections herein contained refer to articles, section and subsections of this Agreement unless otherwise expressly stated.
17 Exhibits
17.1 All Exhibits attached to this Agreement are incorporated and shall be treated as if set forth herein.
18 Severability
18.1 In the event that any term or provision of this Agreement shall for any reason be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such validity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision, and this Agreement shall be interpreted and construed as if such term or provision, to the extent the same shall have been held invalid, illegal or unenforceable, had never been contained herein.
19 Cooperation
19.1 Each of the parties hereto shall execute and deliver any and all additional papers, documents, and other assurances, and shall do any and all acts and things, which are reasonably necessary (including, without limitation, the delivery by Assignor of any original Trademark registration certificates and all subsequent certificates should they issue to Assignor, including all executed assignment documents relating to this Agreement to Assignee promptly after the date listed above in connection with the performance by the parties of their obligations hereunder and to carry out the intent of the parties hereto.
20 Paragraph Headings
20.1 The paragraph headings used herein are descriptive only and shall not affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.
21 Counterparts
21.1 This Agreement may be executed in one or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which when taken together shall constitute one and the same Agreement.
22 Entire Agreement
22.1 This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the parties with respect to the subject matter contained herein.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have duly affixed their signatures on
SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED
__________________________________
SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED
__________________________________

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