5 important things to remember for earnouts when selling your business

Author: Craig Sanford, Director

When it comes time to sell your business, a large part of the negotiations will often be around the terms of an "earnout" - that is, the right of the seller to receive additional compensation in the future if the business achieves certain financial goals after completion of the sale (e.g. earnings over a specified threshold level). Based on my experience over the last 26 years buying and selling businesses, here are a few tips for sellers in relation to earnouts.

Acquisition of Allstates Vehicle Logistics

Sierra Legal would like to congratulate the purchaser of Allstates Vehicle Logistics Pty Ltd (also known as "Spiral Logistics"), on its recent acquisition of the company.  Allstates is a leading Australian logistics company for specialised freight, and focuses on providing transport services to the steel industry in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.  Sierra Legal advised the purchaser on legal aspects of the acquisition, including due diligence, negotiation of the legal documents and completing the transaction.  We look forward to following the progress of Allstates under its new management team as it drives forward with some exciting plans to enhance its service offering and further develop and grow the business throughout Australia.