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?
Willem Beek provides 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.