EU mergers and takeovers (Nov 30)

BRUSSELS, Nov 30 (BestGrowthStock) – The following are mergers under
review by the European Commission and a brief guide to the EU
merger process:

APPROVALS AND WITHDRAWALS:

— German chemicals company BASF (BASFn.DE: ) to acquire peer
Cognis [COGNS.UL] (approved Nov. 30)

— Switzerland’s Schweitzerische Post and state-control
Austrian post office Osterreichische Post to form an advertising
joint venture (napproved Nov. 30)

— Renco Group’s car parts unit Inteva Products LLC to
acquire the body systems business of U.S. car parts maker
ArvinMeritor Inc (ARM.N: ) (approved Nov. 30)

— U.S. chemicals maker Ashland (ASH.N: ) and Sud-Chemie to
form a joint venture in the foundry chemical sector (approved
Nov. 30)

— Irish glass product maker Ardagh Glass Group [ARDGR.UL]
to acquire metal packaging company Impress (approved Nov. 30)

— German carmaker Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE: ) to acquire various
auto businesses of German company Karmann (approved Nov. 30)

— U.S. buyout firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR.N) to
acquire Norwegian software company Visma, which is indirectly
owned by Archangel, from private equity firm HgCapital (approved
Nov. 29)

NEW LISTINGS:

— French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis (SASY.PA: ) to acquire U.S.
peer Genzyme (GENZ.O: ) (notified Nov. 29/deadline Jan. 12)

— French utility GDF Suez (GSZ.PA: ) to acquire British peer
International Power (IPR.L: ) (notified Nov. 29/deadline Jan. 12)

— U.S. chipmaker Intel (INTC.O: ) to acquire security
software maker McAfee (MFE.N: ) (notified Nov. 29/deadline Jan.
12)

EXTENSIONS AND OTHER CHANGES:

None

FIRST-STAGE REVIEWS BY DEADLINE:

DEC 2

— Private equity firm Sun Capital to acquire DSM Special
Products, which is owned by Dutch chemicals company DSM
Nederland B.V. (DSMN.AS: ), and certain intellectual property
rights assets from DSM IP Assets B.V. (notified Oct. 26/deadline
Dec. 2)

— Private equity firm Triton III Holdings to acquire German
lift components company Wittur Group (notified Oct. 26/deadline
Dec. 2)

DEC 6

— U.S. company Tyco Electronics (TEL.N: ) to acquire
broadband equipment maker ADC Telecommunications (ADCT.O: )
(notified Oct. 28/deadline Dec. 6)

DEC 8

— Danish transport company DSB and British firm FirstGroup
plc to broaden their joint venture DSBFirst (notified Nov.
3/deadline Dec. 8/simplified)

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

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

DEC 10

— Schindler (SCHN.S: ) to merge its ALSO (ALSN.S: ) subsidiary
with German Droege International’s Actebis unit (notified Nov.
5/deadline Dec. 10)

DEC 14

— British bank Barclays (BARC.L: ) and French mortgage lender
Credit Foncier de France [CADEGF.UL], a subsidiary of French
retail bank BPCE [BPCE.UL], to joint acquire special purpose
vehicle Hexagone France 3 (notified Nov. 9/deadline Dec.
14/simplified)

— Thomas Cook (TCG.L: ) to merge its high street and foreign
exchange business with British mutual retailer Co-operative
group’s operation (notified Nov. 9/deadline Dec. 14)

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: ) (notified Nov.
11/deadline Dec. 16)

— Nokia Siemens Networks, a vemture of Nokia (NOK1V.HE: ) and
Siemens (SIEGn.DE: ), to acquire Motorola’s (MOT.N: ) telecom
network equipment business (notified Nov. 11/deadline Dec. 16)

DEC 17

— Private equity firm Carlyle Group to acquire U.S.
communications cable maker CommScope Inc (CTV.N: ) (notified Nov.
12/deadline Dec. 17/simplified)

— 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 (notified Nov. 12/deadline
Dec. 17/simplified)

— Dubai airport services company Dnata to acquire Italian
flight caterer Alpha Flight Group, which is owned by Italian
company Autogrill SpA (AGL.MI: ) (notified Nov. 12/Dec. 17)

— Nordic Capital to acquire traffic solutions provider
Saferoad (SRH.AX: ) from Swedish road products and services
supplier Viacon (notified Nov. 12/deadline Dec. 17/simplified)

— 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)

EU mergers and takeovers (Nov 30)