Dealing with debt – Manage your company’s liabilities before you try to sell
Abstract: Given the current economic environment, prospective business buyers generally are wary of assuming additional debt when making an acquisition. So sellers must address the issue of debt — both the amount of debt on their balance sheets and the nature and terms of this liability. This article lists several solutions that may be available for improving a company’s debt profile, depending on its circumstances. A sidebar points out that buyers, too, must watch their balance sheets.