Types of merger
This is when one legal person acquires another legal person.
In this case, one of the merger partners takes over the assets and liabilities of the other partner.
Here, one of the merger partners acquires shares in the other partner.
Buying an existing company, with an already established structure, can be a good way of expanding your business.
A proposed merger must be notified to the Dutch Competition Authority (NMa). This applies only to mergers creating large concentrations. The existence of any such concentration depends on the turnover of the participants and on their combined turnover after the merger.
Legal mergers must be listed in the trade register.
You will find information about the Dutch market on the Hollandtrade.com website of the Agency for International Business and Cooperation (EVD). EVD is the Dutch government's international business and cooperation agency. It serves as a partner for businesses, knowledge centres, educational institutions and authorities inside and outside the Netherlands.
The Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA), part of the Agency for International Business and Cooperation (EVD), assists and supports foreign businesses wishing to invest in the Netherlands.
The Dutch Ministry for Foreign Affairs website lists the full contact details of foreign embassies and consulates in the Netherlands.