EU mergers and takeovers (June 17)

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

APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS:

— JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N: ) to acquire the non-U.S.
assets of commodities joint venture RBS Sempra from Royal Bank
of Scotland (RBS.L: ) and Sempra Energy (SRE.N: ) (approved June 17)

— Gazprom Germania, a subsidiary of OOO Gazprom Export,
which is wholly owned by OAO Gazprom (GAZP.MM: ), and Italian
utility A2A Spa (A2.MI: ) to operate an Italian gas joint venture
(approved June 16)

— Private equity firm Warburg Pincus acquires British
discount retailer Poundland (approved June 14)

NEW LISTINGS:

— German software maker SAP AG (SAPG.DE: ) to acquire U.S.
database software provider Sybase Inc (SY.N: ) (notified June
16/deadline July 22)

— French logistics company Geodis, a subsidiary of SNCF
Participations, to acquire sole control of French freight
forwarding company Giraud International (notified June
11/deadline July 16)

— Intermadrid Holdings Cooperatief U.A. and Spanish hob
concession holder Autovam Holdings Cooperatief U.A., controlled
by British private equity investor Eiser Infrastructure Ltd,
acquire 49 percent of two newly set up Spanish motorway
concession holders Autovias de Peaje en Sombra, S.L. and
Concesiones de Intercambiadores de Transporte, S.L., which are
controlled by Spanish construction group Sacyr Vallehermoso
S.A. (SyV) through its subsidiary Sacyr Concesiones, S.L.U.
(SyC) (notified June 5/deadline July 9/simplified)

EXTENSIONS AND OTHER CHANGES:

None

FIRST-STAGE REVIEWS BY DEADLINE:

JUNE 17

— U.S. household product company Procter & Gamble Co (PG.N: )
acquires U.S. consumer goods company Sara Lee’s (SLE.N: ) air care
unit Ambi Pur (notified May 10/deadline June 17)

— German power company enviaM Mitteldeutsche Energie AG,
controlled by German utility RWE (RWEG.DE: ), acquires German gas
distributor Mitgas, which is jointly controlled by RWE and
Kommunalwirtschaft Sachsen-Anhalt GmbH & Co Beteiligungs-KG
(notified May 10/deadline June 17)

— Cathay Pacific Airways (0293.HK: ) and Air China Ltd
(601111.SS: ) (0752.HK: ) acquire joint control of Air China Cargo
Co Ltd, which is a subsidiary of Air China (notified May
10/deadline June 17)

— DFDS Tor Line Holding AB, a subsidiary of Danish ferry
operator DFDS A/S (DFDS.CO: ), which is controlled by ocean
transport company Lauritzen Fonden, to acquire sole control of
logistics company Norfolk Holdings B.V., which is part of Danish
shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk (MAERSKb.CO: ) (notified
April 26/deadline extended to June 17 from June 3 after
commitments are offered)

— Train operator Eurostar (UK) Ltd, French railway company
Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais (SNCF) and Belgian
rail operator Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Belge (SNCB)
to restructure their contractual cooperative joint venture to a
full-function joint venture to be jointly controlled by London &
Continental Railways Ltd (LCR) and SNCF (notified April
26/deadline extended to June 17 from June 3 after commitments
are offered)

JUNE 21

— Swiss agrochemicals company Syngenta (SYNN.VX: ) to acquire
U.S. peer Monsanto’s (MON.N: ) global hybrid sunflower seeds
business

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(notified April 28/deadline extended to June 21 from
June 7 after company offered commitments)

EU mergers and takeovers (June 17)