Mergers and Acquisitions

M&A in the Netherlands

Are you interested in buying a company in the Netherlands? When buying a company in the Netherlands it is necessary to have a M&A Lawyer that looks after your interests and who knows the Netherlands inside out. We at Minerva Advocaten form part of the Netherlands economy for more than 30 years. We are there to assist you.


Merger is the process of two or more companies becoming one company by making stock swaps or cash payments. The legal technicality differs, but the result is that the companies join forces. In most cases parties voluntary decide to merge. In case of acquisition, one company will be taken over by another company. Legally speaking, the target company ceases to exist as an independent company, while the buying company buys the shares, takes control over the target company and swallows the business.

Perhaps you simply want to purchase a percentage of the shares of a company. There is a broad variety of possibilities. Tell us what you want and let’s start working on that. A question that comes up sooner or later is whether what you buy will be worth the money invested. For that a due diligence in some form is needed. 


Due Diligence

Carrying out a comprehensive legal and financial Due Diligence investigation is extremely important for determining the value of the company and to check if there are pitfalls.

The Netherlands is a perfect country to start your European expansion. More and more companies are looking for investment and cooperation opportunities with Dutch companies. Minerva Advocaten assists such companies to reach their goal. 

Mergers and Acquisitions

We advise and assist our clients in:

  • Discussing the goals and requirements
  • Negotiating with the other party
  • Business and enterprise valuation
  • Drafting the Letter of Intent or the Memorandum of Understanding
  • Performing due diligence investigations (legal) 
  • Drafting Purchase and Sales contract
  • Share transfer

Do you have a specific need that’s not mentioned on our website? Contact us today with your details and we’ll match you up with one of our attorneys. We’re there to assist you!