Mergers & Acquisitions

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Buy-Sell Agreement

Definition

An agreement among the shareholders of a company, governing how the owners of a business can sell their interests in the business, to whom, when, and at what price.

See Also

Shareholder’s agreement.

Tips

A buy-sell agreement includes provisions for death, disability, retirement, divorce, and voluntary and involuntary transfers. The terms of a buy-sell agreement can also be included in a shareholder’s agreement or it can be a separate document.