EU mergers and takeovers (Dec 17)

BRUSSELS, Dec 17 (BestGrowthStock) – The following are mergers under
review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU
merger process:

APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS:

— Private equity firm Carlyle to acquire certail retail
assets from German mail-order company Primondo (approved Dec.
17)

— Dubai airport services company Dnata to acquire Italian
flight caterer Alpha Flight Group, which is owned by Italian
company Autogrill SpA (AGL.MI: ) (approved Dec. 17)

— Abu Dhabi government-owned investment fund Mubadala and
Sikorsky, a unit of United Technologies Corp (UTX.N: ) to form a
joint venture to be called Ammroc (approved Dec. 16)

— Irish buildings materials group CRH (CRH.I: ) to increase
shares in German distributor Bauking (approved Dec. 16)

— British healthcare group Alliance Boots [ABN.UL] to
acquire a majority stake in German drug distributor
Andreae-Noris Zahn AG (ANZAG) (ANZG.DE: ) (approved Dec. 16)

NEW LISTINGS:

None

EXTENSIONS AND OTHER CHANGES:

None

FIRST-STAGE REVIEWS BY DEADLINE:

DEC 17

— French industry and media group Bollore (BOLL.PA: ) and
French company Compagnie Generale de l’Atlantique to acquire
joint control of Terminal du Grand Quest (notified Nov.
12/deadline Dec. 17/simplified)

DEC 20

— Swedish mobile network equipment maker Ericsson
(ERICb.ST: ) to acquire the multi-service switch business of
Canadian group Nortel (notified Nov. 15/deadline Dec. 20)

DEC 21

— German car rental company Europcar and German car maker
Daimler’s (DAIGn.DE: ) subsidiary Car2Go Hamburg to form a joint
venture (notified Nov. 16/deadline Dec. 21/simplified)

DEC 22

— Media group News Corp (NWSA.O: ) to take full control of
British pay-TV company BSkyB (BSY.L: ) (notified Nov. 3/deadline
extended to Dec. 22 from Dec. 8 after company offers
commitments)

— U.S. bug spray maker SC Johnson to acquire Sara Lee
Corp’s (SLE.N: ) remaining insecticide business (notified Nov.
3/deadline extended to Dec. 22 from Dec. 8 after company offers
commitments)

— Greek energy utility Public Power Corp (DEHr.AT: ) and
Spanish waste management company Urbaser to set up ajoint
venture in waste management (notified Nov. 17/deadline Dec.
22/simplified)

— British company Mitsui Renewable, which is part of Mitsui
& Co [MTSUIE.UL], to acquire a minority stake in Spanish energy
company Guzman from FCC Energia SA (notified Nov. 17/deadline
Dec. 22/simplified)

— Spain’s Banco Santander (SAN.MC: ) to acquire Poland’s Bank
Zachodni WBK (BZWB.WA: ) from Allied Irish Banks (ALBK.I: )
(notified Nov. 17/deadline Dec. 22/simplified)

JAN 3

— Swiss trading and services company Coop Cooperative to
acquire sole control of food wholesaler Transgourmet (notified
Nov. 18/deadline Jan. 3/simplified)

— London-listed petrochemical giant Royal Dutch Shell
(RDSa.L: ) and Brazil’s Cosan (CSAN3.SA: ) to form a joint venture
for the production and sale of sugar and sugar by-products,
ethanol and by-products (notified Nov. 18/deadline Jan. 03)

EU mergers and takeovers (Dec 17)