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Secure Your Asset Sales & Purchases

Whether you’re a small business or a large corporation, CapLinked is the most secure and easy-to-use platform for buying or selling an asset. CapLinked provides a central location for reviewing due diligence documents, informing potential buyers about the asset, and making those documents available to appropriate parties. With CapLinked, prospective buyers, legal counsel, and colleagues do not need to download separate software to get involved with the asset sale. Reports are easy to download and make it simple to maintain a full audit trail during and after the asset sales process.

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What Are Examples of Asset Sales and How Do They Work?

An asset purchase can take on many forms. Tangible assets include equipment, such as machinery or vehicle fleets, as well as factories or land. Intangible business assets such as intellectual property or trade secrets also have value and can be considered for sales and transactions.

In asset sales, the selling company gives the buying company its assets at a certain purchase price. Unlike a stock sale, an asset transaction allows the seller to keep their shares of the legal entity, or business, while the buyer gains control of certain assets that were valuable to the original company.

In drawing up an asset purchase agreement, the buyer typically conducts asset due diligence to determine the fair market value of the purchase. For example, before purchasing a fixed asset such as a factory or land, the buying company will consider the potential proceeds and value over time. This process is distinct from stock sales, which primarily concern equity transfers rather than individual asset value. Sales asset negotiations are typically handled by a secure asset management platform. 

In further contrast with a stock deal, an asset deal allows the buyer to acquire control without taking on the liability of the selling company. Because asset transactions are different from ordinary income, the seller is also able to avoid capital gain taxes on the date of the transaction. 

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Why use CapLinked for asset sales and purchases?

The Right Plan for Your Business

CapLinked has you covered, whether conducting due diligence and closing deals are a part of your business’s core initiatives, or you just need a data room for a one-off project.

Enterprise

Our enterprise plan is ideal for companies that conduct due diligence and close deals as part of their core business functions. Enterprise clients receive exclusive access to Concierge Services.

Contact us at (888) 799-6849 for your fully customized virtual data room solution

Team

Our starter virtual data room plan grants teams access to the secure document sharing and advanced security features they need.

$149

($299/month after the 1st month)

Frequently Asked Questions

Without using a secure virtual data room, data can be breached through unwanted external sources and password sharing.

While there are endless ways to share files online, the most secure way to transfer confidential information is through a virtual data room (VDR) that protects and encrypts your data end-to-end. Caplinked provides a secure platform to conduct and share information with ease.

You need to evaluate each online file sharing platform based on several essential factors, from the control capabilities, compliance and industry standards, to customer service. Please read the 7 features each document security system should have.

No, those online sharing platforms don’t provide enough security for your due diligence. In 2016, file hosting site Dropbox was hacked. Millions of people had their login credentials exposed, which prompted the company to reset all passwords going back four years. Learn more which secure file sharing platform you should use here.

A transaction room allows all parties to sign documents easily. However, it may not be a secure file sharing platform. In some situations, such as due diligence before an M&A deal, may require a higher level of security that a virtual data room provides. Know the difference between a transaction room and VDR before sharing any file online.

The due diligence process before a merger and acquisition deal will work on highly confidential documents like financial statements, assets, employees data and payroll. In addition to that, there are several parties working on the report. CapLinked makes it easier to compile your due diligence report by enabling your staff to track changes in files, manage file permissions, and even revoke access after download.

You can secure your Word Documents by making them Read-Only and/or encrypt them with a password. However, if you are working on highly sensitive materials, individual document protection is not enough.

You should encrypt your business documents, especially if they contain confidential information and will be shared with multiple people. The level of encryption may vary depending on your business needs. Learn more about types of encryption here.

CapLinked provides a secure document sharing platform for all types of business. It enables different parties to share data and communicate without the risk of any information breach.

User access can by monitored, adjusted, and/or removed at anytime by administrators to the dataroom via the Permissions module on the CapLinked browser.

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