What is a trade sale?

Definition of a trade sale

A trade sale is the sale of a company, or part of a company, to another business that will carry on the company’s trade.

A company may sell off one of its divisions to another business so that it can concentrate on the rest of its business. Alternatively, a company may be required by law to sell off a division, perhaps to comply with competition rules.

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