A successful merger or acquisition requires careful preparation. If you are contemplating expanding your business, GMW advocaten can provide insight into the legal, tax and financial aspects that are relevant for you. 

As an entrepreneur you can expand your business in various ways. Independent growth is the most obvious possibility but you can also achieve growth through a merger or acquisition (wholly or partially).

Careful analysis

Meticulous preparation is essential for a successful merger or acquisition. Legal, tax and financial aspects play a role. After having identified and evaluated all aspects involved then the next step can be taken. Do you opt for an asset / liability transaction, a full takeover, a phased acquisition, a merger or rather yet a participating interest? Each form has its pros and cons.

Financing acquisition

The manner in which the merger / acquisition is financed is also relevant: is there a management buyout (MBO), an asset-based lending (ABL) or is it an investment company (private equity) that participates? Each financing method has its specific legal consequences. GMW advocaten advises both buyers and sellers on all phases of such a procedure.

Merger and acquisition process

Making the necessary decisions and the realization of a merger or acquisition is a complex process and it is important that you seek professional advice. We have extensive experience with all facets of this process: from letter of intent (LOI / MOU), negotiations and contracts to closing the deal and after-care. With an acquisition and the corresponding due diligence, we regularly have to deal with other disciplines. To that purpose we work closely with the experts of various sections within our office such as those dealing with real estate and employment law. Naturally we also consult the auditors, tax consultants and notaries that are involved.

Further information

Do you have questions about merger and acquisition or would you like to discuss a case? Please contact the Company and Insolvency section.