Mergers & Acquisitions

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Stock Deal / Stock Sale / Stock Transaction


A transaction structured for legal purposes whereby the buyer purchases the stock, or entity (a stock sale), of the seller, as opposed to purchasing the assets of the seller (an asset sale).

See Also

Asset deal.

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