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Merger and acquisition processes are hardly ever just about financial aspects. They are usually preceded by a long period of reflection. where emotions also play a part. For example, is it really sensible to sell the (family) business?

For many years BDO M&A has been a market leader in handling mergers and acquisitions in the sector of medium-sized businesses and family businesses. Each year experienced advisers supports more than 100 entrepreneurs in issues regarding mergers, acquisitions, taxations and financing. Working closely with clients and constantly focus on realising the perfect deal.

BDO can help you with all aspects of mergers and acquisitions. If required, BDO can take care of the entire process from A to Z, from preparation to support after completion.





Every sale, merger or take-over is different. However, they all have one thing in common: they are almost always time consuming and complex. When the stakes are high, you need a flexible adviser with expert knowledge and experience. An adviser who can look after the details for you and guide you through the process.

In any take-over process a substantial amount of information is exchanged. The seller wants to paint their company in the best possible light and their advisers will emphasise the positive aspects of the deal. This information and the vision it creates will form the basis for the initial offer. During the next step in the take-over process you, as buyer, have the chance to validate this information. As a M&A analyst I performed due diligence investigations in order to critically evaluate all the information and build the full picture.






Many entrepreneurs use the rule of thumb method or refer to their own capital (the intrinsic value) to estimate the value of their business. Establishing the market value of a business is, however, a far more complex issue. As a M&A analyst I performed valuations in order to provide insights into:

  • the current value of a business;
  • the value drivers of a business;
  • the (future) risks affecting a business;
  • potential pitfalls and discussion points in transactions;
  • the purchase price of a business.

Source : bdo.nl