ASSET SALE is the sale of certain named assets of a corporation, partnership or sole proprietorship. Usually the seller retains ownership of the cash and cash equivalents (such as Accounts Receivable) and the liabilities of the entity. The seller then will pay the liabilities with the cash, any down payment and the cash equivalents as they become cash. Assets named are typically trade name, trade fixtures, inventory, leasehold rights, telephone number rights and goodwill. Assets sold can be tangible or intangible.
EQUITY INSTRUMENT covers any share (or part thereof) in the equity share capital of a company (or a comparable member's interest in a close corporation). The term also includes share options and any other financial instrument convertible into a share (such as a convertible debenture).
SURVEILLANCE is close watch kept over someone or something.
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