An NV is an attractive entity for companies wishing to raise capital in the public market. An NV, like a BV, has legal personality, issues shares and provides limited liability for its shareholders. Therefore the rules for an NV are very similar to the rules for a BV. The main difference between NVs and BVs is that a BV can only issue registered shares, whereas an NV can issue both registered and (freely transferable) bearer shares. For this reason, only the shares of an NV can be listed on a stock exchange.

You can find more on the characteristics of an NV here. If you want to know whether an NV best suits your business, or if you want to set up an NV in the Netherlands, please contact us.