EU mergers and takeovers (July 26)

BRUSSELS, July 26 (BestGrowthStock) – The following are mergers
under review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the
EU merger process:

APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS:

— Oilfield services company Schlumberger (SLB.N: ) (SLB.N: ) to
acquire Smith International (SII.N: ) (approved July 26)

— Osaka Gas UK Ltd, part of Japanese energy supplier Osaka
Gas Group, to acquire a controlling share in Spanish gas plant
operator Planta De Regasificacion De Sagunto (SAGGAS). Other
current controlling shareholders are Infrastructure Arzak B.V.,
which is owned by RREEF Pan-European Infrastructure Fund LP, and
Union Fenosa Gas (UFG), a joint venture between Gas Natural SDG.
S.A. and Italian utility ENI (approved July 23)

— BIS Industrial Services Nederland B.V., an indirect
subsidiary of German construction company Bilfinger Berger AG
(GBFG.DE: ), and Hertel Beheer B.V., a subsidiary of Hertel
Holding B.V., to acquire joint control of temporary employment
services joint venture FridayEuroTech Holding B.V (approved July
23)

— Private equity investors CVC Capital Partners and
Standard Chartered Private Equity Ltd (SCPEL) to acquire joint
control of electronics and mechanical fastening activities from
Acument Global Technologies (approved July 23)

— Spanish automobile club RACC and Spanish tourism services
company Orizonia Corp to set up a tourism services joint venture
(approved July 20)

— Private equity funds Trident and Hellman & Friedman to
acquire U.S. claims management services company Sedgwick
(approved July 20)

NEW LISTINGS:

— Private equity investor Silver Lake and BC Funds to
acquire joint control of U.S. healthcare provider Multiplan
Holdings (notified July 20/deadline Aug. 25/simplified)

— BDMI in a deal with Dumont Venture (notified July
23/deadline Aug. 28/simplified)

— Triton Fund III in a deal with Tyco Waterworks Europe
(notified July 23/deadline Aug. 27)

— Sun Capital to acquire DSM Special Products (notified
July 23/deadline Aug. 27)

— Austrian state-owned electricity producer Verbund
(VERB.VI: ) and EVN to acquire joint control of a power plant
project in Albania (notified July 22/deadline Aug.
26/simplified)

— Delek Europe, part of Israeli conglomerate Delek Group
(DELKG.TA: ), acquires French fuel retailer and storage operator
BP France Retail (notified July 20/deadline Aug. 25/simplified)

— U.S. conglomerate Emerson (EMR.N: ) to acquire British
power supply systems maker Chloride (CHLD.L: ) (notified July
19/deadline Aug. 24)

— Dutch company SHV Holdings to acquire a stake in Dutch
spare parts supplier Kramp Groep B.V. (notified July 19/deadline
Aug. 24/simplified)

— U.S. insurer Metlife (MET.N: ) acquires AIG’s (AIG.N: )
foreign life insurance business Alico and Delaware American Life
Insurance Company (notified July 19/deadline Aug. 24)

— Japan’s Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp (9432.T: ) to
acquire Japanese IT services company Dimension Data (DDTJ.J: )
Holdings plc (notified July 19/deadline Aug. 24/simplified)

EXTENSIONS AND OTHER CHANGES:

— German transport company Deutsche Bahn [DBN.UL] to
acquire British peer Arriva (ARI.L: ) (notified June 22/deadline
extended to Aug. 11 from July 28 after Deutsche Bahn offered
commitments)

— Veolia Transport, part of French utility Veolia (VIE.PA: ),
and Transev, owned by French state bank Caisse des Depots (CDC),
to merge (notified June 25/deadline extended to Aug. 16 from
Aug. 2 after national regulators requested that the case be
referred to them)

FIRST-STAGE REVIEWS BY DEADLINE:

JULY 27

— United Airlines parent UAL Corp (UAUA.O: ) to buy
Continental Airlines (CAL.N: ) (notified June 21/deadline July 27)

JULY 30

— Greek airlines Aegean (AGNr.AT: ) and Olympic [OLY.UL] to
merge (notified June 24/deadline July 30)

AUG 2

— DE, a subsidiary of Dutch utility Delta, and EET, a
subsidiary of Dutch utility Eneco, to change the organisational
and operational structure of power services company PVNED
(notified June 25/deadline Aug. 2/simplified)

AUG 3

— Indigo AcqCo, indirectly jointly controlled by Barclays
(BARC.L: ) and Swiss bank Credit Suisse (CSGN.VX: ), to acquire
industrial company Ionbond Group (notified June 28/deadline Aug.
3/simplified)

— German media companies Bertelsmann (BTGGg.F: ) and
Holtzbrinck to set up an online distribution joint venture
(notified June 28/deadline Aug. 3/simplified)

— Israeli drugmaker Teva (TEVA.O: ) to acquire German peer
Ratiopharm (notified June 14/deadline extended to Aug. 3 from
July 19 after companies offered commitments)

AUG 5

— Private equity fund Montagu and Global Infrastructure
Partners to acquire joint control of British waste management
company Greenstar (notified June 30/deadline Aug. 5/simplified)

— U.S. manufacturer Honeywell (HON.N: ) to acquire French
personal protection equipment maker Sperian (SPEP.PA: ) (notified
June 30/deadline Aug. 5)

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