Outside investors ride to the rescue of Dutch SME’s

At the beginning of April a disturbing message appeared in the press. De Financiële Telegraaf reported that failed takeovers in SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) would cost 100,000 jobs annually. This was the result of research conducted by Lex van Teeffelen. In his research Van Teeffelen establishes that the number of SMEs for sale in…

Outside investors are crucial in company transfers

Deal making is back on the corporate agenda. In 2014 there were 6286 deals announced in the European region worth € 672,5 bn. This represents an 8% year-on-year increase in deal volume and a 39% rise in deal value. Despite a rather slow start to the year European M&A is poised to build on last…