Mergers & Acquisitions

Last updated : 19-08-2021

The Netherlands offers a vibrant market place for mergers and acquisitions, not only of Dutch target companies, but also for target companies outside the Netherlands. 

With one of the most attractive and efficient holding regimes in the world, it is understandable that many international mergers and acquisitions involve Dutch holding companies, either at the seller's, the buyer's or at both sides. For the same reason many international joint ventures, choose the Netherlands as the location of there joint venture vehicle, even if none of the joint venture partner's is of Dutch origin.

Our multidisciplinary team, with a tax, legal, accounting and HR background, has extensive expertise and knowledge about M&A in the Netherlands, including

  • the tax and legal consequences of the transaction and fiscal optimization thereof,
  • performing a due diligence,
  • the drafting of a Tax Covenant, and/or tax paragraphs in an SPA,
  • the efficient structuring of the funding of the transaction,
  • the proper accounting of the transaction,
  • negotiating tax rulings in relation to identified tax exposures, 
  • managing employment reorganisations,
  • the implementation or execution of management incentive plans,     
  • set up and maintaining the acquisition or joint venture vehicle.