Fokker was heavily in debt due to the simulateous development of both the F50 and the F100 (and later the F60, the F70 abd the proposed F130). Because of that Fokker had to pay a lot of money to the bank. The Dutch government decided they didn't want to subsidise Fokker anymore (try bringing that up at Airbus/Boeing
) and said that Fokker had to find a good company to back that up.
The "good" company that was selected was DASA. DASA being part of a huge German industrial group (with amongst others Mercedes I believe) meant there would be a large cashflow to the company. The Dutch government gave a lot of money to Fokker for the last time.
Although never offiially acknowledged DASA took that money, as well as a lot of technical knowledge, and then disposed of Fokker. Of course Fokker then had no money, and was quickly bankrupt.
Later it turned out that with the money the state gave to Fokker (after the take-over), Fokker would have been able to last till the RJ-bonanza. If it had, it would be safe to assume that Fokker would have been succes-story like Embraer or Canadair.
Now do not get me wrong, the Germans aren't the only one that contributed to this debacle, although they did give the final punch!