Published by the federal economic development agency Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), the guide includes valuable contributions from senior figures at a number of leading German companies, including Siemens and BASF, as well as several leading consulting firms.
Divided into the three sections M&A environment, share deals, and asset deals, the guide is designed to explain the new programs and update prior publications on the subject with the latest information on laws and best practices within the federal republic. The guide is the product of modifications to an earlier volume written specifically for Chinese investors, but is now suitable for investors from all over the globe.
“On the basis of the demand following our publication of ‘Mergers and Acquisitions in China and Germany’, GTAI decided that it would be in our interest to publish a guide that laid out in simple terms how to invest via M&A in Germany,” continued Mr. Schnabel. “The guide takes you from assessing the investment climate, through taxation and policy, all the way to signing and closing. We believe it will be a useful tool for potential investors.”