Doing Business & Investing

At every stage in the life cycle of a business, from start-up, growth and consolidation to sale of the business or passing to the next generation, the (deputy) civil-law notaries of Holdinga Matthijssen Kraak are trusted and experienced advisers. With adequate knowledge and forward-looking advice, they assist entrepreneurs, national and international companies and corporates. HMK adds value especially in the event of restructurings, employee participation, financing rounds, investments and mergers or acquisitions. Because HMK assists entrepreneurs for a longer period of time, there is a relationship of trust and the civil-law notary grows along with the company.

M&A transactions

The sale or purchase of a company involves many legal issues. HMK has extensive experience in guiding, coordinating and advising on M&A processes. Both nationally and internationally. We usually work closely with lawyers and tax specialists from our trusted network, so that we are in the position to advise efficiently and adequately in all the relevant disciplines.

Because in addition to the corporate practice, HMK also has a specialised Families & Private Wealth team, entrepreneurs can also contact us for private notarial matters.


HMK has extensive experience in restructuring companies. Often aimed at optimising the organisational structure for instance to anticipate on a possible employee participation structure, to create a more lean and mean organisation (whether or not after a successful M&A transaction) or to prepare for new business activities. In all cases, the organisation's structure is assessed and structured in the best possible form appropriate to the wishes and needs of that moment with a view to the future. If required we advise in consultation with tax specialists from our trusted network.

  • M&A transactions 
  • Private equity
  • Investment rounds
  • Domestic and cross-border structuring and restructuring
  • Governance
  • Shareholders' agreements
  • Collaborative structures & Joint ventures
  • Employee participation
  • Capital structuring
  • Privacy structures
  • Financing & Security Rights
  • Corporates
  • Family businesses & business succession
  • Start-ups & Scale-ups