ASSET PURCHASE AGREEMENT(Corporation to Third Party)This Agreement entered into this the _____ day of ______________, 20___ by and among __________, a corporation organized under the laws of the State of ______________ (hereinafter “Seller”), ______________ (hereinafter individually and collectively “Selling Shareholder(s)”) and ______________, a ___________ corporation (hereinafter “Buyer”).WHEREAS, Seller operates a business primarily engaged in the __________________; andWHEREAS, Seller owns equipment, inventory, contract rights, and miscellaneous assets used in connection with the operations of its business; andWHEREAS, Buyer desires to acquire substantially all of the assets used or useful, or intended to be used in the operation of Sellers business and Seller desires to sell such assets to Buyer; andWHEREAS, the Selling Shareholder(s) are the sole shareholder(s) of Seller.NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of mutual covenants contained herein and other good and valuable consideration the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows:SECTION 1.ASSETS PURCHASED; LIABILITIES ASSUMED 1.1 ASSETS PURCHASED.Seller agrees to sell to Buyer and Buyer agrees to purchase from Seller, on the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement the following assets (“Assets”): 1.
1.1All equipment, rolling stock, and tools miscellaneous inventory listed on Exhibit “A”, together with any replacements or additions to the equipment, etc. made prior to the closing date.
1.1.2All inventories and supplies owned by Seller together with any replacements or additions to the inventories made prior to the closing date, but excluding inventory disposed of in the ordinary course of Seller’s business.1.1.3Seller’s goodwill.
1.2NO ASSUMPTION OF LIABILITIES.Buyer shall not be responsible for any unfilled orders from customers of Seller nor shall Buyer assume responsibility of payment for other obligations of Seller, including but not limited to, Seller’s obligations under any lease, contract or account.
alternative provision: Buyer assumes all disclosed liabilities of Seller except the following:a.SECTION 2.EXCLUDED ASSETS Excluded from this sale and purchase are Seller’s accounts receivable, cash, notes receivable, prepaid accounts and land and any and all other assets except those listed on Exhibit “A”.alternate provision: Buyer is acquiring all assets of the Seller except:a. SECTION 3.PURCHASE PRICE FOR ASSETSThe purchase price for the assets shall be $00,000.
00, allocated as follows:1.Equipment, contracts, rolling stock, inventory and other personal property $00,000.002.Goodwill $ 0,000.00TOTAL$00,000.00Buyer shall be responsible for all sales and transfer taxes associated with the contemplated transaction; provided, however, Seller agrees to execute or provide whatever documents are necessary for Buyer to have transferred to it and receive credit for any balance remaining on the vehicle tags of Seller.SECTION 4.
PAYMENT OF PURCHASE PRICEThe price for the Assets shall be paid as follows:4.1 At closing, Buyer shall cause to be delivered to Seller the sum of $00,000.00 presently held in escrow by ______________, Attorneys at Law, ______________, ______________, _____, pursuant to that certain Escrow Agreement between the parties even dated herewith.4.2 On ______________, 20__, Buyer shall pay to Seller the sum of $00,000.
00.4.3 On ______________, 20__, Buyer shall pay to Seller the remaining $00,000.
00 due hereunder.4.4The parties agree that amounts due hereunder shall be net amounts due to Seller without regard to any interest whatsoever, whether actual, imputed or implied.
SECTION 5.OTHER AGREEMENTSAt closing, the parties shall execute the following additional agreements:5.1The non-competition agreement between Buyer and Seller.5.2The non-competition agreement between Buyer and Selling Shareholder.5.
3The Consulting Agreement between Buyer and Selling Shareholder. SECTION 6.SECURITY6.1As security for the timely performance of all of Buyer’s obligations under this agreement, including the payment of the amount set forth in Section 4, Seller retains and, effective at closing, Buyer grants to Seller a security interest in the equipment, inventory and other personal property listed on Exhibit “E”, together with all accessories, substitutions, additions, replacements, parts and accessions affixed to or used in connection with such items (hereinafter the “Collateral”). At closing, Buyer shall execute and deliver to Seller as Security Agreement in the form attached as Exhibit “F”. Buyer shall also execute appropriate UCC Financing Statements for the perfection of the Seller’s security interest.6.
2Upon payment of the ______________, 20___ and ______________, 20___ payments specified in Sections 4.2 and 4.3, respectively, and the ________ _____, 20___ payment under that certain Non-Competition Agreement between Buyer and Seller, dated as of the Closing Date as provided in Section 15, Seller shall release and terminate its security interest in all of the Collateral listed on Exhibit “E”, except the ______________, Serial # ______________ and the ______________, Serial # ______________.
6.3Upon payment of all amounts due to Seller pursuant to Section 4 and all amounts due to Seller and Selling Shareholder pursuant to those certain Non-Competition Agreements between Buyer and Seller and Buyer and Selling Shareholder, respectively, both dated as of the Closing Date pursuant to Section 15, except the ______________, 20_____ payment due to Seller pursuant to the Non-Competition Agreement between Seller and Buyer, Seller shall release and terminate its security interest in the 20_______ ______________, Serial # ______________.6.4Upon payment of all amounts due to Seller pursuant to Section 4 and due to Seller and Selling Shareholder pursuant to those certain Non-Competition Agreements between Buyer and Seller and Buyer and Selling Shareholder, respectively, both dated as of the Closing Date pursuant to Section 15, Seller shall release and terminate its security interest in the ______________, Serial # ______________SECTION 7.SELLER’S AND SELLING SHAREHOLDER’S REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIESSeller and Selling shareholder each represent warrant to Buyer as follows:7.1CORPORATE EXISTENCE.Seller is now and on the date of closing will be a corporation duly organized and validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of _________________.
Seller has all requisite corporate of power and authority to own, operate and/or lease the assets, as the case may be, and to carry own its business as now being conducted.7.2AUTHORIZATION.The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement have been duly authorized and approved by the Board of Directors and Shareholders of Seller, and this Agreement constitutes a valid and binding agreement of Seller in accordance with its terms.
7.3TITLE TO ASSETS.Except as described in the Agreement, Seller holds good and marketable title to the assets, free and clear of restrictions on or conditions to transfer or assignment, and free and clear of liens, pledges, charges or encumbrances.7.4BROKERS AND FINDERS.Neither Seller nor Selling Shareholder has employed any broker or finder in connection with the transaction contemplated by this Agreement or taken action that would give rise to valid claims against any party for a brokerage commission, finder’s fee or other like payment.
7.5TRANSFER NOT SUBJECT TO ENCUMBRANCES OR THIRD PARTY APPROVAL.The execution and delivery of this Agreement by Seller and Selling Shareholder, and the consummation of the contemplated transactions, will not result in the creation or imposition of any valid lien, charge or encumbrance on any of the assets, and will not require the authorization, consent, or approval of any third party, including any governmental division or regulatory agency.7.6LABOR AGREEMENTS AND DISPUTES.Seller is neither a party to, nor otherwise subject to any collective bargaining or other agreement governing the wages, hours, in terms of employment of Seller’s employees. Neither Seller not selling shareholder is aware of any labor dispute or labor trouble involving employees of Seller.
7.7NONCANCELLABLE CONTRACTS.At the time of closing, there will be no material leases, employment contracts, contracts for services, or maintenance, or other similar contacts, existing or related to or connected with the operation of Seller’s business not cancelable within thirty (30) days.7.
8LITIGATION.Seller and Selling Shareholder have no knowledge of any claim, litigation, proceeding, or investigation pending or threatened against Seller that might result in any material adverse change in the business or condition of the assets being conveyed under this Agreement.7.9ACCURACY OF REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.None of the representations or warranties of Seller or Selling Shareholder contain or will contain any untrue statements of a material fact or omit or will omit or misstate a material fact necessary in order to make statements in this Agreement not misleading. Seller and Selling Shareholder know of no fact that has resulted, or that in the reasonable judgment of Selling Shareholder will result in material change in the business, operations, or assets of Seller that has not been set forth in this Agreement or otherwise disclosed to Buyer.
SECTION 8. REPRESENTATIONS OF BUYERBuyer represents and warrants as follows:8.1CORPORATE EXISTENCE.Buyer is a corporation duly organized, validly existing, and in good standing under the laws of the State of _____________. Buyer has all requisite corporate power and authority to enter into this Agreement and perform its obligations hereunder.8.
2AUTHORIZATION.The execution, delivery and performance of this Agreement have been duly authorized and approved by the Board of Directors and shareholders of Buyer, and this Agreement constitutes a valid and binding agreement of Buyer in accordance with its terms.8.
3BROKERS AND FINDERS.Buyer has not employed any broker or finder in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and has taken no action that would give rise to a valid claim against any party for a brokerage commission, finders fee or other like payment.8.4ACCURACY OF REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.
None of the representations or warranties of Buyer contain or will contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit or will omit or misstate a material fact necessary in order to make the misstatements contained herein not misleading.SECTION 9.COVENANTS OF SELLER AND SELLING SHAREHOLDER9.1SELLER’S OPERATION OF BUSINESS PRIOR TO CLOSING.Seller and selling shareholder agree that between the date of this Agreement and the date of closing, Seller will: 9.1.
1Use its best efforts to preserve its business organization and preserve the continued operation of its business with its customers, suppliers, and others having business relations with Seller.9.1.2Not assign, sell, lease or otherwise transfer or dispose of any of the assets listed on Exhibit “A”, except to Buyer.
9.1.3Maintain all of its assets other than inventories in their present conditions, reasonable wear and tear and ordinary usage accepted and maintain the inventories at levels normally maintained.9.2ACCESS TO PREMISES AND INFORMATION.
At reasonable times prior to the closing date, Seller will provide Buyer and its representatives with reasonable access during business hours to the assets, titles, contracts and records of Seller and furnish such additional information concerning Seller’s businesses Buyer may from time to time reasonably request.9.3EMPLOYEE MATTERS.9.
3.1Prior to closing, Seller will deliver to Buyer lists of the names of all persons on the payroll of Seller, together with a statement of amounts paid to each during Seller’s most recent fiscal year and amounts paid for services from the beginning of the current fiscal year to a closing date. Seller will also provide Buyer with a schedule of all employee bonus arrangements and a schedule of other material compensation or personnel benefits or policies in effect.9.3.2Prior to the closing date, Seller will not, without Buyer’s prior written consent, enter into any material agreements with its employees, increase the rate of compensation or bonus payable to or to become payable to any employee or effect any change in the management, personnel policies, or employee benefits, except in accordance with existing employment practices.
9.3.3As of or prior to the closing date, Seller will terminate all of its employees, except Selling Shareholder, not having employee agreements transferable to Buyer and will pay each employee all wages, commissions, and accrued vacation pay earned up to the time of termination, including overtime pay.
9.4CONDITIONS AND BEST EFFORTS.Seller and Selling Shareholder will use their best efforts to effectuate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and to fulfill all the conditions of the obligations of Seller and Selling Shareholder under this Agreement, and will do all acts and things as may be required to carry out their respective obligations under this Agreement and to consummate and complete this agreement.SECTION 10.
COVENANTS OF BUYER10.1CONDITIONS AND BEST EFFORTS.Buyer will use its best efforts to effectuate the transaction contemplated by this Agreement and to fulfill all the conditions of Buyer’s obligations under this Agreement, and shall do all acts and things as may be required to carry out Buyer’s obligations and to consummate this Agreement.10.2CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.
If for any reason the sale of Assets is not closed, Buyer will not disclose to third parties any confidential information received from Seller or Selling Shareholder in the course of investigating, negotiating, and performing the transactions contemplated by this Agreement.SECTION 11.CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO BUYER’S OBLIGATIONSThe obligation of Buyer to purchase the Assets is subject to the fulfillment, prior to or at the closing date, of each of the following conditions, any one or portion of which may be waived in writing by Buyer:11.1REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND COVENANTS AND SELLING SHAREHOLDER.
All representations and warranties made in this Agreement by Seller and Selling Shareholder shall be true as of the closing date as fully as those such representations and warranties had been made on or as of the closing date, and, as of the closing date, neither Seller nor Selling Shareholder shall have violated or shall have failed to perform in accordance with any covenant contained in this Agreement.11.2LICENSES AND PERMITS.Buyer shall have obtained all licenses and permits from public authorities necessary to authorize the ownership and operation of the business of Seller.
11.3CONDITIONS OF THE BUSINESS.There shall have been no material adverse change in the manner in of operation of Seller’s business prior to the closing date.11.4NO SUITS OR ACTIONS.
At the closing date, no suit, action or other proceeding shall have been threatened or instituted to restrain, enjoin or otherwise prevent the consummation of this Agreement or the contemplated transactions.SECTION 12.CONDITIONS PRECEDENT TO OBLIGATIONS OF SELLER AND SELLING SHAREHOLDERThe obligations of Seller and Selling Shareholder to consulate the transactions contemplated by this Agreement are subject to the fulfillment, prior to or at the closing date, of the following condition, which may be waived in writing by Seller:All representations and warranties made in this Agreement by Buyer shall be true as of the closing date as fully as though such representations and warranties have been made on and as of the closing date, and Buyer shall not have violated or shall not have failed to perform in accordance with any covenant contained in this Agreement.
SECTION 13.BUYER’S ACCEPTANCEBuyer represents and acknowledges that it has entered into this Agreement on the basis of its own examination, personal knowledge, and opinion the value of the business. Buyer has not relied on any representations made by Seller other than those specified in this Agreement.
Buyer further acknowledges that Seller has made no agreement or promise to repair or improve any equipment, rolling stock or other personal property being sold to Buyer under this Agreement, and that Buyer takes all such property in the condition existing on the date of this Agreement, except as otherwise provided in this Agreement.SECTION 14.INDEMNIFICATION AND SURVIVAL14.1SURVIVAL OF REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. All representations and warranties made in this Agreement shall survive the closing of this Agreement, except that any party to whom a representation of warranty has been made in this Agreement shall be deemed to have waived any misrepresentation or breach of representation or warranty which such party had knowledge prior to closing.
Any party learning of a misrepresentation or breach of representation or warranty under this Agreement shall immediately give notice thereof to all other parties to this Agreement. The representations and warranties in this Agreement shall terminate three (3) years from the closing date, and such representations or warranties shall thereafter be without force or effect, except any claim with respect to which notice has been given to the party to be charged prior to such expiration date.14.2 SELLERS AND SELLING SHAREHOLDERS INDEMNIFICATION.14.2.
1 Seller and selling Shareholder each hereby agree to indemnify and hold buyer, its successors and assigns harmless from and against:(1) Any and all claims, liabilities and obligations of every kind and description, contingent or otherwise, arising out of or related to the operation of Seller’s business prior to the close of business on the day before the closing date, except for claims, liabilities and obligations of seller expressly assumed by buyer under this agreement or paid by insurance maintained by Seller, selling Shareholder or Buyer.(2) Any and all damage or deficiency resulting from any material misrepresentation or breach of warranty or covenant, or nonfulfillment of any agreement on the part of Seller or the selling Shareholder under this agreement.14.2.2 Sellers and Selling Shareholders indemnity obligations under 14.2.
1 shall be subject to the following:(1) If any claim is asserted against buyer that would give rise to a claim by Buyer against Seller and Selling Shareholder for indemnification under the provisions of this paragraph, the Buyer shall promptly give written notice to selling Shareholder concerning such claim as selling Shareholder shall, at no expense to Buyer defend the claim.(2) Selling Shareholder shall not be required to indemnify buyer for amount that exceeds the total purchase price paid by buyer under Section 3 of this agreement.14.3 BUYERS INDEMNIFICATION. Buyer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Seller and Selling Shareholder from and against:14.3.
1 Any all claims, liabilities and obligations of every kind and description arising out of or related to the operation of the business following closing or arising out of buyers faith to perform obligations of Seller assumed by buyer pursuant to this agreement.14.3.2 Any all damage or deficiency resulting from any material misrepresentation, breech of warranty or covenant, or nonfulfillment of any agreement on the part of Buyer under this agreement.SECTION 15.
CLOSING15.1 TIME AND PLACE. This agreement shall be closed at the offices of ______________, ______________, ______________, _______________ ______________ on the ______________ day of ______________, 20______, or such other time as the parties may agree in writing. If the closing has not occurred on or before ______________, 20__________, then either party may elect to terminate this agreement. If, however, the closing has not occurred because of a breech of contract by one or more of the parties, the breaching party or parties shall remain liable for breach of contract.
15.2 OBLIGATIONS OF SELLERS AND SELLING SHAREHOLDER AT CLOSING. The closing, Seller and Selling Shareholder shall deliver to buyer the following:15.2.1 Bills of Sale, Assignments, properly endorsed Certificate of Titles, and other instruments of transfer, and form and substance reasonably satisfactory to counsel for Buyer, necessary to transfer and convey all of the assets to Buyer.15.
2.2Non-competition Agreements referenced in Section 126.96.36.199The Security Agreement referenced in Section 6.15.2.
4The Consulting Agreement referenced in Section 5.15.2.
5Such other certificates and documents as may be called for by the provisions of this Agreement.15.3OBLIGATIONS OF BUYER AT CLOSING. At the closing Buyer shall delivery to Seller the following:15.
3.1A check on the Trust Account of Adams ; Edens in the amount specified in Section 188.8.131.52.2Such other certificates and documents as may be called for by the provisions of this Agreement.SECTION 16.RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS SUBSEQUENT TO CLOSING16.1BOOKS AND RECORDS. This sale does not include the books of account and records of Seller’s business. However, possession and custody of such books and records, except for Seller’s general ledger, may be retained by Buyer for a period of six (6) months. During this period, Seller or its agents shall have access to such books and records and may make copies thereof. Buyer will exercise reasonable care in the safekeeping of such records. Seller shall retain its general ledger but shall make it available for inspection by Buyer from time to time upon reasonable request.16.2SELLER’S RIGHT TO PAY. In the event Buyer fails to make any payment of taxes, assessments, insurance premiums, or other charges that Buyer is required to pay to third parties under this Agreement, Seller shall have the right, but not the obligation, to pay the same. Buyer will reimburse Seller for any such payment immediately upon Seller’s demand, together with interest at the same rate provided in the Note from the date of Seller’s payment until Buyer reimburses Seller. Any such payment by Seller shall not constitute a waiver by Seller of any remedy available by reason of Buyer’s default for failure to make the payments.SECTION 17.BULK SALES LAW. Buyer waives compliance by Seller with the Bulk Transfer Act. In the event any creditor of Seller claims the benefit of the Bulk Transfer Law as against Buyer or any of the assets being conveyed to Buyer under this Agreement, Seller and Selling Shareholder shall immediately pay or otherwise satisfy such claim or undertake its defense. Seller and Selling Shareholder shall indemnify and hold Buyer harmless from and against any and all loss, expense, or damage resulting from the failure to comply with the Bulk Transfer law. If Seller fails to comply with the provision of this Section 17 and Buyer is required to pay any creditor of Seller in order to protect the property purchased under this agreement from claims or liens of Seller’s creditors, except those assumed by Buyer, the Buyer may offset the amount it pays against the balance due Seller by furnishing to the Seller proof of such payment in the form of a receipt from the creditor involved.SECTION 18.TERMINATION OF AGREEMENT18.1BY MUTUAL CONSENT.This Agreement may be terminated by mutual written consent of Buyer and Seller.18.2BREACH OF REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES; FAILURE OF CONDITIONS. Buyer may elect by notice to Seller, and Seller may elect by notice to Buyer, to terminate this Agreement if;18.2.1The terminating party shall have discovered a material error, misstatement, or omission in the representations and warranties made in this Agreement by the other party which shall not have been cured by such other party within fifteen (15) days after written notice to such other party specifying in detail such asserted error, misstatement, or omission, or by the closing date, whichever first occurs.18.2.2All of the conditions precedent of the terminating party’s obligations under this Agreement as set forth in either Section 11 or 12, as the case may be, have not occurred and have not been waived by the terminating party on or prior to the closing date.18.3CLOSING NOTWITHSTANDING THE RIGHT TO TERMINATE. The party with a right to terminate this Agreement pursuant to Section 18.2.1 or 18.2.2 shall not be bound to exercise such right, and its failure to exercise such right shall not constitute a waiver of any other right it may have under this Agreement, including but not limited to remedies for breach of a representation, warranty, or covenant.SECTION 19.MISCELLANEOUS19.1The provisions of this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the heirs, personal representatives, successors, and assigns of the parties.19.2Any notice or other communication required or permitted to be given under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, addressed to the parties as follows:SELLER: ______________ BUYER:______________ ________________________________________________________ All notices and other communications shall be deemed to be given at the expiration of three (3) days after the date of mailing. The addresses to which notices or other communications shall be mailed may be changed from time to time by giving written notice to the other parties as provided above.19.3In the event of a default under this Agreement, the defaulting party shall reimburse the non-defaulting party or parties for all costs and expenses reasonably incurred by the non-defaulting party or parties in connection with the default, including without limitation attorney fees. Additionally, in the event a suit or action is filed to enforce this Agreement or with respect to this Agreement, the prevailing party or parties shall be reimbursed by the other party for all costs and expenses incurred in connection with the suit or action, including without limitation reasonable attorney fees at the trial level and on appeal.19.4No waiver of any provision of this Agreement shall be deemed, or shall constitute, a waiver of any other provision, whether or not similar, nor shall any waiver constitute a continuing waiver. No waiver shall be binding unless executed in writing by the party making the waiver.19.5This Agreement shall be governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of _____________.19.6This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties pertaining to its subject matter and it supersedes all prior contemporaneous agreements, representations, and understandings of the parties. No supplement, modification, or amendment of this Agreement shall be binding unless executed in writing by all parties.Witness the signatures of the parties this the ____ day of ______________, 20______________.SELLER:BUYER:BY:___________________________BY:_________________________SELLING SHAREHOLDER:_______________________________ _______________________________STATE OF _________________COUNTY OF ___________PERSONALLY appeared before me, the undersigned authority in and for the county and state aforesaid, the within named ___________ who acknowledged to me that he is ________ of ______,and who acknowledged that he signed, delivered and executed the above and foregoing instrument on the date and year therein mentioned, for and on behalf of said corporation after first having been duly authorized so to do.GIVEN under my hand and official seal, this the _____ day of ____________________, 20______________.__________________________NOTARY PUBLICMY COMMISSION EXPIRES:______________________STATE OF _________________COUNTY OF ___________PERSONALLY appeared before me, the undersigned authority in and for the county and state aforesaid, the within named ___________ who acknowledged to me that he is ________ of ______,and who acknowledged that he signed, delivered and executed the above and foregoing instrument on the date and year therein mentioned, for and on behalf of said corporation after first having been duly authorized so to do.GIVEN under my hand and official seal, this the _____ day of ____________________, 20______________.__________________________NOTARY PUBLICMY COMMISSION EXPIRES:______________________