Live Webinar: Assets or Shares? Strategic Business Acquisition Considerations


Date:  Wednesday 16th August 2017 – Online:
Vic, NSW, Qld, ACT, Tas: 3pm to 5pm  
SA & NT 2.30 to 4.30pm 
WA 1pm to 3pm

A key consideration when buying a business is whether to buy the assets or the vehicle the business is conducted through. The decision you make will have cost and compliance consequences. This session looks at the key issues:

  • The nature of an asset purchase compared to a share purchase
  • Are tax consequences the main choice driver?
  • The degree of control under each acquisition option
  • What to consider with an asset sale:
    • employees
    • apportionment in classes of assets
    • tax consequences
    • GST
    • duties
  • What to consider with a share sale:
    • business name continuity
    • tax and duty consequences
    • warranties
    • property leases
    • employees
  • Small business concessions and acquisition type
  • Accounting issues in type of business acquisition – the goodwill factor
  • Properly identifying underlying assets from non-deductible goodwill
  • Capital expenses that may be deductible -black hole deductions s40 – 880 ITAA
Our presenter

Nicholas Love, Senior Manager – Private Advisory, Grant Thornton, Melbourne

Nick is a Chartered Accountant with 9 years experience in Professional Services. He assists privately owned businesses, their owners and high net wealth individuals/families with their accounting, tax and advisory needs.

Nick develops a deep understanding of his clients by building strong relationships with them. From this he is able to provide tailored solutions focused on growth. Nick works across a number of industry sectors with a particular emphasis on professional services and real estate.

Edwin Chia, Corporate Finance Advisor, Grant Thornton, Melbourne

Edwin works within the Corporate Finance team at Grant Thornton, providing advice to shareholders and corporates with regard to realising value, strategic options, mergers and acquisitions, and raising of debt or equity finance.

Edwin has worked on a variety of transactions on both sell-side and buy-side, and has recently spent time working with NorthEdge Capital, a leading private equity firm, to execute and originate transactions. His breadth of experience also includes a secondment to the Recovery & Reorganisation department where he was involved in providing independent business reviews of under-performing companies, trading administrations, and accelerated disposals.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers and accountants advising on business law matters – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Accountants can claim up to 2 CPD/Training hours.  Lawyers can claim up to 2 CPD [CLE] units/points – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 2 hours, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion, and the minimum length of the webinar is 1.5 hours.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email:

Attending a TEN webinar couldn’t be easier. Basically it’s just like attending a seminar except that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your office or home. You just need to be available at the appointed date and time with your computer and internet connection.

Once you’ve registered for the webinar, we send you a link so that you can login to the webinar from your computer. The speaker delivers the session from their computer in real time. Just like a live seminar, you can ask questions of the speaker. You simply type your question into the question box and the speaker responds to it during question time.
At the end of the webinar session we send you a certificate to confirm your attendance and the number of CPD hours you earned.

You will need a computer with sound, an internet connection and earphones if you need to participate in the webinar in an open office environment (so you don’t disrupt those around you).

Product Code: RBKAUG17
 Price:   $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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