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.
6
Investigate Bank account
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
Review rental property terms
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.
4
Examine incorporation 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:

Make sure you know the reasons why the previous owner sold the company. This way you will not fall into the trap of "losing an attractively wrapped business", but rather you will develop the right business plan for the company and be able to lower the cost of acquisition during negotiations.
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 tricks to get rid of it faster.
Such an asset presents a high risk and only professionals can recognize this.
Crisis and disagreements between partners
A business that is owned by several investors carries an increased risk of conflict. The way to end this conflict is to sell the business and divide the assets.
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.
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As well as investments in a ready-made business, SORP experts will provide:

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 will conduct an audit examination of financial indicators and management.
Determination of value and liquidity
We assess competitiveness, real value, identification of advantages and 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:

Competencies in Due Diligence
We have experience and knowledge in conducting inspections of companies in the UAE, using all possible methods, including: local court, checking the results of inspections by state authorities
Individual approach
Your requirements are unique. That is why we treat every business individually to tailor the right services to achieve your priorities.
Evaluation of ready-made legal entities
We analyze legal documents of acquired companies and are able to restore financial and accounting records
Complex of all 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
15 years of successful work
We have helped thousands of clients acquire, build and develop businesses in the UAE
Security and anonymity
We will ensure the security of your investment and take measures to protect your privacy
Invest safely in an
existing business
SORP Group experts will help you select a profitable ready-made business and provide comprehensive support in its verification and re-registration.

If you cannot find a suitable successfully operating business in the UAE, we will build it together, as we
have all the competencies to do this.
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