Forms of business transfers
Transferring ownership of a company: a step-by-step guide
In Belgium, a business owner who decides to sell a company should be certain to:
- define the sales strategy;
- initiate the sales process;
- identify potential purchasers;
- clearly stipulate the legal, financial and tax-related terms of the sale.
These steps are essential for obtaining the best price under acceptable conditions within the desired timeframe.
During negotiations, what holds most sway is the letter of intent written by the future purchaser. If the seller accepts the purchaser's motivations, the sale is effectively concluded.
The purchase agreement can then be drafted, stipulating the final terms and conditions agreed to by the seller and purchaser of the business.
To promote the establishment and development of new companies, a range of incentives are available in Wallonia, Flanders and the Brussels-Capital Regions.
Taking over an existing company is a worthwhile alternative to setting up a new business.
One-Stop Business Shop
The one-stop business shop provides a range of administrative services to companies.
Procedures for transferring ownership of a company
The procedures for transferring ownership of a company are described in the following document: