Fewer takeovers in first six months

The number of mergers and takeovers involving Dutch companies and takeover sums of over €5m reached 236 in the first six months of this year, according to databank Overfusies.nl.

The figure is well down on the 421 mergers recorded in the first half of 2007. The databank says the credit crisis means banks have become more reluctant to grant loans.

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