How Letter of Intents Are Used in Business Acquisitions. A letter of intent (LOI) is a written document that outlines the key terms and conditions of an agreement which will form the basis of a contract, prior to it being finalized. LOI's are typically drafted by a buyer and express their serious interest to enter into a business transaction and continue the discovery further.
The Letter of intent / LOI is a document that many refer to, but actually is poorly understood. Without proper understanding of the document you might find yourself making mistakes in your business that will cause you great embarrassment.Few traders and brokers realize that the Letter of Intent is not a standard document in International Trade.