Buy a business in Netherlands

How to buy a Dutch company

Buy a business in the Netherlands

When buying a business in the Netherlands the best advice is use a Dutch M&A advisor who knows about the local business habits and who is up to date with the local market. When doing business in Netherlands it is necessary to have an advisor with a track record in M&A. The strength of the Corporate Finance in Europe team is the combination of in depth knowledge of our core industries combined with geographical knowledge of Netherlands including speaking the local language.

We already have quite a lot of companies for sale in the Netherlands via our network of local M&A advisors. It might be possible that one of the current companies we have in portfolio is interesting for you. Visit businesses for sale in the Netherlands to find out if a suited company to buy in the Netherlands is listed for you.

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Should a M&A advisor know about local habits? The Dutch language is most likely not a hurdle for buying a company in Netherlands. Most people, both inside as outside the business world speak English. However, it is still very important to have a local point of contact and a local M&A expert when you want to buy a company in Holland. We know the local habits. Business owners can still be sceptical when they are approached by a (foreign) buyer as this happens quite regularly and it is often unsure how serious the interest of a buyer is. If you use an experienced advisor that can explain the story well and is able to spend some time upfront on building a good relationship with the business owner this is of a big help.

Strong industries in the Netherlands are high tech, financial and ICT services, agricultural products, food but also manufacturing, chemical and logistics or transportation. Below we explain a bit more in detail about our M&A experience in the some of our key industries. If you want to buy a company in ICT or software, transportation or chemicals you find some further information below.

Buy an ICT or software business in Netherlands

Our people have large experience in the IT and software industry. Most of or our M&A advisors have their roots in the ICT or software industry and have become a M&A advisor after having bought or sold software companies their selves. We have contacts with a lot of business owners in the software and ICT industry that are open to sell their company. When you want to buy a software company in the Netherlands we can guide you through the full process. If you want to learn more about buying an ICT or software company please follow Buy a business in Information technology.

Buy a transportation business in Netherlands

Another core industry of us is the transportation, forwarding and logistics industry. Our people have large experience in the transportation industry. Most of or our M&A advisors have a background in the transportation industry. Next to this we have a large network of industry specialists that are still active in the industry and that we can get in touch with when we need advice on possible transportation targets open for a business sale. When you want to buy a transportation company in the Netherlands we can guide you through the full process. Please follow Buy a business in transportation if you want to learn more about the process of buying a transportation company.

Buy a chemical business in Netherlands

We have 3 people in the Netherlands with large experience in the chemical industry. These M&A advisors have their roots in the chemical industry and have become a M&A advisor after having bought or sold companies their selves. We have contacts with various business owners in the chemical industry that are open to sell their company. When you want to buy a chemical company in the Netherlands we can guide you through the full process. If you want to learn more about buying a chemical company please follow Buy a business in chemicals

Our M&A associate members perform M&A related services like taxes, legal services, due diligence and valuations to get to a successful deal.

Tax aspects in M&A when buying a Dutch business

Should a M&A advisor know how tax matters affect a M&A project in Netherlands? Tax aspects are important when buying a business. Your advisor needs to be up to date with the tax framework that applies to M&A transactions in Netherlands. It is wise to set-up the acquisition in a tax friendly and well-structured way so you will not get any negative surprises due to tax issues in a later stage. CFIE has good knowledge of tax aspects surroundings M&A projects in Netherlands and has tax advisors to touch base with for specific M&A related Tax issues. Check Tax aspects of buying a business in Netherlands to get further information on this topic.

Buy & build

For a buy and build strategy Netherlands can be an interesting country. Within the CFIE team of M&A advisors many are experienced in executing this strategy. There a large number of potential add-on targets in Netherlands available. For more general information please go to buy and build strategy.

M&A in Netherlands

CFIE monitors the Dutch M&A market continuously to make the best proposition on buying a business in Netherlands. Our services are not exclusive for company owners but also for private equity and other investors. Follow recent M&A deals in Netherlands for an overview of some Dutch cross border M&A transactions with a perspective on the rationale of these acquisitions. Within our blog you will find publications about M&A.

Support with buying a business in Netherlands

If you have plans for buying a business in Netherlands don´t hesitate to contact us. The M&A advisors of Corporate Finance in Europe are ready to help you out on the purchase of a Dutch company. For free advice about the perspectives of buying a business in Netherlands get in touch now via buy a Dutch company