Buying or Selling a Business: The CPA's Role (BASB16)
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When: 10/25/2016
8:30 AM until 4:30 PM
Where: Homewood Suites by Hilton
201 Kaliste Saloom Road
Lafayette, Louisiana 
United States
Presenter: Gregory Carnes

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Acronym BASB
CPE 8 hours
Vendor AICPA
Level Intermediate
Prerequisite Experience in business taxation
Adv Prep None
Who should attend

Advisors of closely held businesses, business owners and senior level managers, CFOs, bankers, auditors and others responsible for creating proper structure and advising in the purchase, sale or merger of a business

Registration Early Bird
(through 10/10)
(after 10/10)
Member $289 $339
CPA Non-Member $389 $439

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AICPA members receive an additional $30 off the registration fee for this course.

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Become the key adviser to a client or employer who’s buying or selling a business. Your advice will impact your client for years to come! Lead the team of advisers with a keen overview of the transaction in addition to specific tax and accounting technical advice. Buying and selling a business involves more than calculating a transaction gain or loss – it must be valued, due diligence must be conducted, and various stakeholders will be impacted.


  • Recall the steps in a business acquisition.
  • Recognize the team of advisers involved with the transaction.
  • Recall key points related to due diligence procedures and transaction documentation.
  • Analyze the three principle approaches to valuation of a business.
  • Identify key buyer groups and the impact of a sale on them.
  • Determine compensation alternatives for individual buyers and sellers.


  • Transaction basics
  • Due diligence
  • Asset versus stock based transactions
  • Transaction terms
  • Buyer and seller best practices