Selling a Business – Contract Forms | GMO Buy a Business


A Contract of Sale is a serious document requiring expertise of professionals to ensure your wishes are precisely transcribed into the agreement.

Working in co-operation with your accountants and solicitors, we can utilise the 12-page Real Estate Institute of WA Business Sales Agreement documentation.

GMO’s brokers are experienced in using these forms. As a matter of interest our expertise was called upon for the development of this specialised agreement, so you can be sure the documentation for the sale of your business will be produced properly and professionally.

One of the prime reasons for selling your business with GMO is that we act as an intermediary with whom you can discuss the pros and cons of a business sale in relation to your needs. Our role is to then provide the expertise that facilitates negotiations and brings a finalisation of the sale. Once a purchaser makes a decision to acquire your business, we will relay their wishes to you by preparing an Offer to Purchase document. This outlines any conditions of purchase they may wish to make.

All conditions will be put to paper meticulously in a form established by REIWA’s solicitors to be mutually beneficial – for protecting the interests of both Buyer and Seller. All offers will be prepared and presented to you, reflecting the purchasers conditions and instructions.

Having put thousands of business agreements to bed, the development of satisfactory Contracts of Sale is a feature of GMO’s service that we take great pride in. Our track record in document preparation is exemplary.


  • The disclosers are willing to disclose such information to the recipient subject to their acceptance of the following conditions:
    1. The recipient shall treat all information received from the discloser as confidential and shall ensure that all such information remains confidential and shall not use any such information in any way other than for the specific purpose aforesaid. The recipient acknowledges that all conditions subsequent in this disclosure apply to the recipient and any associates of the recipient be they partners, co‐directors, trustees, holders of shares or officersin entity(s) the recipient has interest in.
    2. The obligations of paragraph 1 shall not extend to any such information which is in the public domain, or which hereafter becomes part of the public domain otherwise than as a result of any unauthorised activity or omission of the recipient, or which is already in the possession of the recipient and was not derived from the disclosers.
    3. The recipient shall return all such information received other than that which is submitted orally at the termination of such negotiations entered into as a result of this agreement.
    4. The obligations set forth in paragraph 1, 2 and 3 shall terminate 12 months from the date of this agreement or upon the disclosers and the recipients entering into an agreement whichever event occursfirst.
    5. The recipient shall obtain no rights of any kind to such information other than for the specific purpose stated in this agreement.
    6. The receiving party will not utilise any material made available to improve, construct or change another business, in such a way as to allow that business to compete with the business being discussed.
    7. The recipient understands that the information has been compiled by GMO from details provided by the Vendor. Prospective purchasers should be aware that it is not intended that any projections or this information be treated as a representation, warranty or promise by GMO or its representatives, as to the correctness of the information, or that all relevant information is contained in the information provided.
    8. The recipient acknowledges that they will not act on information provided without first seeking independent financial and legal advice.
    9. The recipient hereby agrees to declare any beneficial interest in any business that could currently be interpreted as being in competition with the subject business.
    10. The recipient agrees to return all documents supplied within 50 days of receipt (and any copies) should they decide not to proceed. The recipient further agrees to destroy any electronic information supplied by the Seller or GMO and to instruct their professional advisors to also destroy any information passed on by the Seller, the recipient or from GMO.
    11. The recipient acknowledges they are precluded from physically visiting the premises of the business or talking to any client, supplier or employee of the business without the permission of the discloser.
    The recipient/s hereby accepts the above conditions as binding on them in respect of the information referred to.
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