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Financial Institutions M&A

A Quick Guide to Acquiring a German Financial Institution
June 2016
Mayer Brown White Paper

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.

Overview of the content:

  • Regulatory Background
  • Regulatory shareholder control procedures
  • Public law rules other than financial regulation
  • Transaction particularities
  • Tax Aspects


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