Mergers & Acquisitions

Resources: M&A Talk Podcast

At M&A Talk we bring you exclusive interviews with experts in business sales, valuations, mergers and acquisitions and more. We talk to the most experienced professionals in the industry to uncover their secrets.

Asset Sales Versus Stock Sales

Asset Sales Versus Stock Sales

Andrew Gantman, CPA

President at Gantman & Associates

Asset sale or stock sale? The seller favors one; the buyer favors the other. Why? The distinction between asset sales and stock sales seems simple, but the differences are important, because each type of sale has its advantages, although one side may benefit financially more than the other depending on the type of deal. The key is knowing whether an asset or stock sale is right for your particular situation. Andrew Gantman, CPA and owner of Gantman & Associates in Los Angeles, joins us for an important discussion of these two types of sales, including understanding the kinds of income your assets generate — regular income or capital gains — and the potential tax implications in an M&A transaction.

Specialties: International tax and cross-border (re)structuring; Tax Accounting Methods (timing of income/deductions); Tax Controversy (IRS/FTB examinations); M&A, Tax Due Diligence; Research Credits and Incentives; Expert Testimony; Business Planning and Execution; Tax controversy and collection resolution.

He earned a BA in Economics from UCLA, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and an MBT (Master of Business Taxation) from USC.

He spent over 10 years with two of the Big 4 accounting firms, including time in the Washington D.C. national office.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.

A Roadmap to the Successful Sale of Your Business (152 pages)

A Roadmap to the Successful Sale of Your Business (152 pages)

You could spend a lifetime figuring out how to successfully sell your business and still end up confused or clueless. What if you can stop the guesswork and start taking action now?

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