Guide to buy a ready-made
business in the UAE

How to acquire an existing company and take into account the analysis of economic
and legal aspects

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The motivation for investing in a ready-made business is a desire to speed up the licensing process, avoid technical difficulties and delays, and have the chance to make a profit from day one. However, without understanding the specifics of doing business in the United Arab Emirates, you can easily make mistakes when purchasing a ready-made business. SORP Group is an expert in the assessment and design of ready-made businesses. We have prepared materials based on our practice.


Stages of ready-made business acquisition

The UAE is a dynamically developing business environment, where you will find a lot of offers for the sale of business on aggregator websites. To choose a high-yield project, you need to analyze it in depth and collect data about the real financial situation and possible prospects for the development of the acquired business.
1

Checking the company's
financial position

It is necessary to analyze the
primary documentation, obtain
bank statements and confirm
the turnover.

2

Examination of agreements
between the company and clients

It is important for the company not
to receive profit from several large
contracts, otherwise there is a risk
that the contracts will be terminated.

3

Examination of labor
agreements

A professional team of employees
is the key to business success. Make
sure that the employment relationship
with employees is properly managed.

4

Bank account
check

A check acts as a payment tool
for contractors in the UAE. Checks
may be issued at a later date. It is
advisable to close the previous bank
account and open a new one.

5

Inspection of rental
properties

Check the lease terms if the
location of the business plays
an important role in attracting
customers, and check the owner's
intention to continue cooperation.

6

Examination of
documents

It is important to check the company's
charter documents, change the local
sponsor, if there is one, and prevent
the possibility of the business being
controlled from this angle.

7

Check with Immigration
and the Ministry of Labor

Make sure that the visas of the owners
and former employees are closed.
Check whether the company is blocked
by the Ministry of Labor
for violations.

8

Planning how to develop
the business

Ask the seller for a business
development plan and conduct an
independent review. SORP will help
you analyze the plan and make any
changes.

9

Re-registration of
the company

After finalizing all legal and
financial matters, we prepare
all documents on a turnkey basis
and help you re-register your
business within 10 days.

Before making a deal, it is important to understand:

The business is organized for sale

Professional market players develop the company in promising areas of
activity in order to sell it later for maximum profit.

Owners retiring or relocating

Common reasons for selling. Family circumstances or a new project
in another country may force the owner to sell the existing business.

The desire to get rid of losses

Owners of a troubled business may use deception to get rid of it quickly.
Such an asset presents a high risk and only professionals can recognize
the warning signs that many simply would not notice until it is too late.

Crisis and disagreements between partners

A business with multiple owners carries an increased risk of conflict.
Sometimes the only way to resolve matters is to sell the business and
divide the proceeds.

Profitable projects in the UAE are sold through professional companies:

They act as a guarantee of confidentiality and proper execution of the transaction. The owner of a successful business will not sell it through aggregator platforms, as this will jeopardize the reputation of the business and cause loss of customers, who will associate the act of the sale with the loss of the enterprise.


As well as ready-made business opportunities, SORP experts assist in many ways

Search for a ready-made
business for sale

We will seek out and identify
appropriate acquisition targets
based on industry, its value and
other parameters you specify.

Checking financial
indicators

Our experts assess the target
enterprise and perform a thorough
audit of available information about
its management and finances.

Determination of value
and liquidity

We review its industry and market,
its competitiveness and true value,
and identify any advantages and
relevant trends.

Business re-registration
support

We will prepare full documentation for
re-registering a business and ensure
the "security" of the
transaction.

Independent local partner
or agent

For a complete change and
transfer of ownership, we will
provide a nominee service for
mainland businesses.

Ensuring staff
recruitment

We put immigration procedures
and employment contracts in place
to protect the owner of the acquired
business.

SORP Group’s extensive experience is
key to starting a business in the UAE:

Comprehensive services

SORP offers comprehensive support for acquired companies and their shareholders: from licensing, maintaining Bank accounts to obtaining the status of a tax resident of the country

Individual approach

Your requirements are unique. That is why we treat every business individually to tailor the right services to achieve your priorities.

15 years of successful work

We have helped thousands of clients acquire, build and develop businesses in the UAE

Banking support

Assistance in choosing a bank that is suitable for your purposes, support with bank accounts opening and passing KYC procedures (know your customer).



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