Tip #83: Partners, Investors and Spouses must all be in agreement to sell the business.

Tip 83 - Stop the Closing

Partners, Investors and Spouses must all be in agreement to sell the business.


There are many stories of partners, investors or spouses showing up right before closings or even at closings to express their opposition to the sale. Obviously, in those situations there are existing conflicts which have not been worked out between the parties. In the early stages of planning the exit of a business, the majority owner must make sure everyone agrees that they are willing to sell at an agreed upon price and terms and will be willing to sign the closing documents.