Most combinations of listed companies take place by means of a public offer or legal merger. Public mergers and acquisitions give rise to questions such as:
- What information needs to be made public in a merger or an acquisition of a public company?
- What are the main laws and regulations governing business mergers and acquisitions of publicly listed companies?
- Which government or stock exchange filings are necessary in connection with a merger or acquisition of a public company?
- If a buyer needs to obtain financing for a transaction involving a public company, how is this dealt with in the transaction documents? What are the typical obligations of the seller to assist in the buyer's financing?
Allard Metzelaar and Willem Beek provide answers to a range of questions about public mergers and acquisitions in the Netherlands in their article ‘Public M&A in the Netherlands’ which has been published in Getting the Deal Through.
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Accreditation: Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Public M&A 2018 (Published: August 2018). For further information please visit www.gettingthedealthrough.com.