Accounting Practice Sale _ Why Use a Letter of Intent in an Accounting Practice Acquisition? I have presented several webcasts in the past month and in all of them there have been questions about the use and value of a Letter of Intent (LOI) _ in our process this is typically a non_binding agreement that signifies agreement in principle on the core deal points and agreement to negotiate in earnest on all remaining items.
Trigger point for taking next steps: In addition to setting the key elements of the deal, the LOI is also a trigger point for critical milestones during process. Those trigger points are: For the seller to remove the practice from the market and focus on the single buyer. For the buyer and seller to begin conducting their due diligence. With agreement in principle on the main terms the seller will have more comfort in opening the books and sharing client information and the buyer will have more comfort in providing financial information.