What is a Stock Purchase Agreement?
A Stock Purchase Agreement explains the terms of a stock purchase between the owner of corporate stock and another party. The stock owner can be the corporation itself, or one of the corporation's shareholders. Whether you're the buyer or the seller, having a stock purchase agreement in writing can help you protect your interests and responsibilities. Using a share purchase agreement template, you should include details such as: the name of the corporation whose stock is being sold; who is selling the stock; who will be buying the stock; how many shares are being sold, and the par value of each share; when and where the closing occur; and how much "earnest money" the purchaser will deposit before the closing date.
When to use a Stock Purchase Agreement:
- You are interested in purchasing certain shares of stock in a company and would like to agree on the price and terms of purchase.
Stock Purchase Agreement
THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered on by and between, ("Seller") of , , and ("Purchaser") of , , , .
Whereas, the Seller is a duly organized Corporation, who is the record owner of outstanding shares of the capital stock of (hereinafter referred to as the "Corporation"), a corporation, which has authority to sell shares of capital stock at par value common stock, and
WHEREAS, the Purchaser desires to purchase said stock and the Seller desires to sell said stock, upon the terms and subject to the conditions hereinafter set forth;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and Agreements contained in this Agreement, and in order to consummate the purchase and the sale of the Corporation's Stock aforementioned, it is hereby agreed as follows:
Purchase and Sale
Subject to the terms and conditions hereinafter set forth, at the closing of the transaction contemplated hereby, the Seller shall sell, convey, transfer, and deliver to the Purchaser certificates representing such stock, and the Purchaser shall purchase from the Seller the Corporation's Stock in consideration of the purchase price set forth in this Agreement. The certificates representing the Corporation's Stock shall be duly endorsed for transfer or accompanied by appropriate stock transfer powers duly executed in blank, in either case with signatures guaranteed in the customary fashion, and shall have all the necessary documentary transfer tax stamps affixed thereto at the expense of the Seller.
The closing of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement (the "Closing"), shall be held at located at , , on , at , or such other place, date and time as the parties hereto may otherwise agree.
Amount and Payment of Purchase Price
As total consideration for the purchase and sale of the Corporation's Stock, pursuant to this Agreement, the Purchaser shall pay to the Seller the sum of , such total consideration to be referred to in this Agreement as the "Purchase Price".
The Purchase Price shall be paid as follows:
i. The sum of to be delivered to Seller upon the execution of this Agreement.
ii. The sum of to be delivered to Seller at Closing.
Representations and Warranties of Seller
Seller hereby warrants and represents:
(a) Organization and Standing
The Seller is a corporation duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the State of Commonwealth of State of Commonwealth of
(b) Restrictions on Stock
i. The Seller is not a party to any Agreement, written or oral, creating rights in respect to the Corporation's Stock in any third person or relating to the voting of the Corporation's Stock.
ii. Seller is the lawful owner of the Stock, free and clear of all security interests, liens, encumbrances, equities and other charges.
iii. There are no existing warrants, options, stock purchase agreements, redemption agreements, restrictions of any nature, calls or rights to subscribe of any character relating to the stock, nor are there any securities convertible into such stock.
Representations and Warranties of Seller and Purchaser
Seller and Purchaser hereby represent and warrant that there has been no act or omission by Seller and Purchaser which would give rise to any valid claim against any of the parties hereto for a brokerage commission, finder's fee, or other like payment in connection with the transactions contemplated hereby.
(a) Entire Agreement
This Agreement (including any written amendments hereof executed by the parties) constitutes the entire Agreement and supersedes all prior agreements and understandings, oral and written, between the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter hereof.
(b) Sections and Other Headings
The section and other headings contained in this Agreement are for reference purposes only and shall not affect the meaning or interpretation of this Agreement.
(c) Governing Law
This Agreement, and all transactions contemplated hereby, shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the . In the event that litigation results from or arises out of this Agreement or the performance thereof, the parties agree to reimburse the prevailing party's reasonable attorney's fees, court costs, and all other expenses, whether or not taxable by the court as costs, in addition to any other relief to which the prevailing party may be entitled.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Agreement has been executed by each of the individual parties hereto on the date first above written.