Resources for Buyers and Sellers


Glossary of Terms


Add Backs
An adjustment to financial statements for expenses paid by the business that are either of a personal nature or an extraordinary one off expense. Owners salaries are commonly found in the add back schedule.

Business Profile
Package designed to introduce the business to potential buyers. Will generally incorporate financial information along with details on the operational side of the business.

Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)
To be completed by potential buyers before detailed information on businesses for sale is provided.

Due Diligence
Process usually carried out by the buyer's Accountant whereby a more detailed investigation into the business financials, productions, sales etc is carried out.

EBIT
Earnings Before Interest & Tax

F & F
Fixtures & Fittings

P & E
Plant & Equipment

ROI
Return on Investment

SAV
Stock at Value

T/O
Turnover

TOL
Take Over Lease

W/C
Working Capital

WIWO
Walk In Walk Out (in this case stock on hand is included in the selling price)

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