Asset Purchase Clauses re Management of Business Prior to Closing

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					Management of Business After Effective Date

#        The Parties agree that from the Effective Date to and including the Closing Date, the Business
shall be managed and operated by the Purchaser. This arrangement shall exist until the Closing Date or
other termination of this Agreement or as agreed on between the Parties (such period is called the
“Interim Period”). During such Interim Period, the Purchaser’s management and operation of the
Business shall be subject to the review and supervision of the Vendor.

#      During the Interim Period, except to the extent otherwise agreed on between the parties, the
Purchaser shall:

(a)     conduct the Business in a reasonably prudent and efficient business-like manner;

(b)     manage and operate the Business only in the normal course and in accordance with any
        regulatory bodies having jurisdiction over the Business and in accordance with all applicable
        laws, regulations and by-laws;

(c)     use its best efforts to promote the interests of the Business, to protect the rights and interests of
        the Vendor and to preserve the goodwill of the Business;

(d)     maintain separate books, records and accounts to record the assets, liabilities, receipts and
        disbursements of the Business during the Interim Period;

(e)     make the books, records and accounts available for inspection by the Vendor and its
        representatives at all reasonable times;

(f)     maintain a separate bank account for the Business into which all moneys received on account on
        the operation of the Business during the Interim Period shall be deposited and out of which all
        expenses pertaining to the operation of the Business during the Interim Period shall be paid;

(g)     provide and maintain in full force and effect during the Interim Period, at the Purchaser's
        expense, insurance policies of such classes and in such amounts as are deemed necessary by the
        Vendor, and shall provide proof of these policies to the Vendor showing the Vendor as a named
        insured;

(h)     provide, at its own risk and cost, all working capital required for the operation of the Business
        and pay all costs, charges and expenses whatsoever arising from or relating to the operation of
        the Business;

(i)     obtain at its own expense any licenses, certificates, approvals, consents or authorizations from
        any licensing or governmental bodies required to continue to operate the Business, its vehicles,
        machinery, equipment and plant;

(j)     have offered employment to the employees of the Vendor who were employed immediately prior
        to the Effective Date on the same terms and conditions of employment, unless otherwise agreed
        to by the specific employees.

#      During the Interim Period, the Purchaser shall not be entitled, without the prior approval of the
Vendor, to do any of the following:
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(a)     settle, discharge, compromise or make any negotiations with respect to any obligation or liability
        owed by or to the Vendor which arose prior to the Effective Date or does not relate to the
        Business;

(b)     mortgage, pledge, hypothecate, charge, lien or otherwise encumber any assets of the Vendor
        (except for cash received or accounts receivable issued during the Interim Period) whether
        pertaining to the Business or otherwise, or sell, transfer or otherwise dispose of any assets or
        make any capital expenditures or commitments on behalf of the Vendor; and

(c)     incur any indebtedness on the part of the Vendor other than accounts payable in
				
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Description: These clauses providing for management of a business prior to closing the sale can be added to an Asset Purchase and Sale Agreement. The provisions cover management of the business by the purchaser for the period between the effective date of the agreement and the closing of the transaction, and setting out the terms under which the purchaser is to manage the business. These generic Asset Purchase Clauses regarding management of the business prior to closing are generic (not country-specific) and are fully editable.
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