Germany is not only the strongest economy in Europe, but also offers the largest number of banks in Europe. Located in the heart of Europe, Germany is an ideal basis for covering markets all over Europe. This presents opportunities for investors who would like to enter the German financial sector. Therefore, it is no wonder that in the recent past, a number of German financial institutions were acquired by foreign investors. However, as the financial sector is heavily regulated, investors should be aware of some particularities when acquiring a German financial institution.