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Buying a Business vs Buying Shares: a Comparison

In the commercial world, the terms ‘company’ and ‘business’ are often used interchangeably. Statements such as “my business employs 20 people” or “my company manufactures handbags” are commonplace, but what exactly do they mean? In law, a company and a business are distinct concepts, and the purchase of a company has different legal consequences to

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