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What is the first integral decision a potential purchaser of a distressed business must make?
Assuming that the seller has not already decided on the mechanism for the sale, the first choice confronting the potential purchaser of a distressed business is how the sale should be effected. The four basic choices are an ordinary stock/asset purchase, an assignment for the benefit of creditors (ABC), an Article 9 purchase, or a bankruptcy acquisition. Each offers different advantages and disadvantages.
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