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Asset Sale – Heart or Leaves?

Nov 10, 2005
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My partner Heidi pointed out that the analogy (or is it a metaphor – I can never remember – another one of my brain quirks) that I used in my Letter of Intent: Structure – Asset vs. Stock post could have been better.  An asset (or “artichoke” deal) is actually like eating the artichoke heart and leaving the leaves untouched since the heart is the good part and the leaves have thorns.