Conclusion: The LOI is legal document containing the initial agreement of both parties to complete a contemplated transaction that is non_binding in its nature. The author is not an attorney and does not purport to offer legal counsel, but only provide a general overview of the letter of intent as part of the overall M&A process. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that legal counsel be engaged and represent both the buyer and seller during the entirety of the M&A process to ensure all legal rights are protected.
Beware of an individual or group of people who call themselves Investment Bankers or a Buying Group. When they cannot provide you with personal financial statements or a financial statement from their company, you have a very slim chance of ever closing the transaction. The seller should have a copy of the financial statement from the buyer attached to all offers.