According to numbers and figures of the Dutch SER (Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands), the amount of Dutch mergers has skyrocketed. Compared to 2015 the number of mergers increased by 22% in 2016. These mergers mainly took place in the service- and industrial sectors. Also companies in the non-profit sector are merging eagerly. Should these figures encourage you – as an entrepreneur – to start thinking about mergers, please do not forget to pay heed to the applicable Merger Code (Fusiegedragsregels)!