CPE Self-Study

Introduction to Business Acquisitions - Tax Staff Essentials

  • $159.00-$199.00
    Introduction to Business Acquisitions - Tax Staff Essentials Online Access Product #: 157783
    AICPA Member: $159.00
    Non-Member: $199.00
  • Contact Sales

    Purchasing multiple enrollments for your organization? Contact a representative for pricing or for on-site training opportunities. 800.634.6780 | Contact Us

    Product #: GT-TSE.IBA

Save when you buy the complete Tax Staff Essentials, Level 3 online bundle.

This CPE course will introduce you to the most common types of business acquisitions. You will receive a thorough overview of the transaction which includes guidance on due diligence procedures and best practices, as well as how to properly calculate, document, and value a business acquisition transaction. This course will equip you with the necessary skills to advise a client or employer who is considering buying or selling a business.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to:

  • Recall the steps in a business acquisition
  • Recognize the team of advisers involved with the transaction
  • Recall key points related to due diligence procedures and transaction documentation
  • Analyze the three principle approaches to valuation of a business
  • Identify key buyer groups and the impact of a sale on them
  • Determine compensation alternatives for individual buyers and sellers

Key Topics

  • Transaction basics
  • Due diligence
  • Asset versus stock based transactions
  • Transaction terms
  • Buyer and seller best practices

Who Will Benefit?

  • Tax practitioners


Tax Section Members Receive Additional Savings!

When you log into this website with your AICPA member user account, the section/credential discount will be automatically applied during checkout. Should you have any questions or encounter any issues, please contact the AICPA Service Center at 888-777-7077 or service@aicpa.org.

Find out more information on the Tax Section.

System Requirements

About the Authors

Glenn Gines, CPA, MBT

About the Publisher


About the AICPA The American Institute of CPAs is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.